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50 Foods #50: Golden Rice

Origin: Switzerland and Germany
Date: 2000
Type: Genetically modified rice

This genetically modified rice is said to help children who suffer from vitamin A deficiency.

Would I eat/drink it?: I do enjoy rice, but this one wouldn’t be on my list anytime soon!

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Well, we’ve come to the end of this gastronomic journey. While the book was interesting, I think some of the foods were not significant. I enjoyed learning about the foods I did not know of and although I know the aim of the book was to focus on foods with a rich historical background concerning wars and myths that messed with the origin of food, I think quite a few important foods were missed. Foods such as croissants, coffee, wine, Philly steak, apples, cheese, and popcorn. History-wise or not, I think they played a HUGE part of food culture. The final rating for this book is…



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I’ll be reviewing 4 memoirs as I dislike them and I want to get them out of the way. One is by Nick Carter, another by Zlatan, an autobio on Messi and a memoir by Derrick Coleman Jr. 

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50 Foods #49: Powdered Milk

Origin: America and other parts of the world
Date: 1990s onwards
Type: Dry milk

I guess everyone is familiar with powdered milk. Back in 1295, the Mongolians boiled milk, when the fat rose to the top they’ll skim it off to make butter. The defatted milk was then left to dry in the sun as reported by Marco Polo. 

Today, powdered milk is spray dried.

Would I eat/drink it?: When I was younger, I used to it eat it with sugar as a treat and drink it in tea, but I haven’t consumed it in years.

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50 Foods #48: Starbucks Coffee

Origin: Seattle
Date: 1971
Type: Coffee shop coffee

What can I say? America runs on coffee. 😉

Would I eat/drink it?: I haven’t been to Starbucks in a long time, but I love their strawberries and crème frappuccino.

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50 Foods #47: Campbell’s Soup

Origin: USA
Date: 1962
Type: Canned soup

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Andy Warhol did individual paintings of all the 32 varieties of the soup Campbell’s were making back then and they are now displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Would I eat/drink it?: I’ve never had canned soup and I don’t intend to start now.

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50 Foods #46: Swanson TV Dinner

Origin: America
Date: 1953
Type: Convenience food

It is now simply Swanson and if you’re too tired or too lazy or simply can’t cook and you own a microwave, then you know what to do. 😉

Would I eat/drink it?: No thank you!

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Food #45: Birds Eye Frozen Fish

Origin: America
Date: 1915
Type: Quick frozen fish

Clarence Birdseye was the man behind this product and Swanson later produced their brand of TV Dinner.

Would I eat/drink it?: I don’t like frozen food.

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Food #44: Anzac Biscuits

Origin: Australia and New Zealand
Date: 1915
Type: Oatmeal cookie

Anzac Day is on April 25th and every year, these biscuits are made to be sold before and on the day. It is a day of remembrance for the servicemen and women of the two countries who died in the war.

Would I eat/drink it?: I love these biscuits!