fact or fiction

Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the food universe.

  • Sam Derbyshire
    Published 2 years ago
    The Scott’s Porage Oats Man and I

    The Scott’s Porage Oats Man and I

    As I settled down to my hearty bowl of porridge the other morning, my eyes strayed casually to the cereal box in front of me. As I fixed my gaze once again upon his taught torso, I experienced the sudden realisation that the The Scott's Porage Oats Man and I, actually go back a very, very long way.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Health Foods That Aren't Really Healthy

    10 Health Foods That Aren't Really Healthy

    I remember when I first decided to clean up my diet as a teenager. I wanted to be slender, fit, and healthy because most of my preteen life was spent being bullied about my weight and my acne. So far, so good, right?
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 2 years ago
    Worst Cooking Mistakes People Make

    Worst Cooking Mistakes People Make

    I will begin this article by saying that I love my family dearly. They are family, and to a point, you can't really expect anyone to be perfect. That being said, a pretty large portion of my family are terrible, potentially lethal cooks.
  • Bill Garfield
    Published 2 years ago
    What Is the "b": 4 Possible Reasons IHOP Is Rebranding

    What Is the "b": 4 Possible Reasons IHOP Is Rebranding

    For sixty years, starving and/or drunken patrons have frequented IHOP's across this great nation. Their claim to be the International House of Pancakes has been indeed their claim to fame, at least here in the US of A (ironically). But now, the end of an era is upon us. For whatever reason (not sales, as those are up around 50 percent), IHOP is getting its name flipped upside down, turning the pleasant to say IHOP to the strange to say IHOb.
  • Aaradhana Munjal
    Published 2 years ago
    Isomalt vs Sugar

    Isomalt vs Sugar

    Working with sugar for making sculptures during my graduation from India, I had faced a lot of problems. Working with sugar in a place with such high humidity; sugar became sticky due to its hydroscopic properties. Sugar attracts vapour from the atmosphere and becomes sticky. The crystals in the sugar get lumped up when the humidity is high and the more the humidity, the more quickly this process is going to take place. There are endless discussions on the benefits of using Isomalt for sugar works in comparison to sugar. The resistant property of Isomalt in attracting vapour from atmosphere is very high. Isomalt will not become sticky or crystalize in high humidity. (Wordpresscom, 2014)
  • Aliza Dube
    Published 2 years ago
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    The girl’s hands smell of vinegar, chilis, something devil-spiced and cauldron-stewed. Her perfume is a country that she will never visit. She has no patience for people who would stoop to call her breakfast spicy, Tabasco dripping from her fingers like the blood of some slain enemy. An Aztec pyramid glints and winks at her from the bottle’s label. Their stone steps once bore witness to a sacrifice more gruesome than her own, and she takes some comfort where she can from this small consolation. The Aztecs believed that their gods had no hearts of their own, that they relied and starved, ravenous and savage, for the tributes of mortals to keep up a pulse at all. The gods did not bleed. The gods are heartless. But then again, the girl learned this young, reminds herself of this as she licks the Tabasco from the cracking of her knuckles, mouth salivating at the blood-orange bagel that looks everything like a heart staring up at her from a dessert plate beside her morning coffee.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published 2 years ago
    Interesting Things About Hospital Food You May Not Know

    Interesting Things About Hospital Food You May Not Know

    These ten interesting things about hospital food will make you reconsider what you really know about digging into a hospital meal. From fast food options to meals that simply lack proper nutrients, is there hope for a change for the better in the near future?
  • Jacqueline Hanikeh
    Published 2 years ago
    Interesting Facts about Airplane Food That Will Blow Your Mind

    Interesting Facts about Airplane Food That Will Blow Your Mind

    Whether you enjoy traveling or not, people across the world all have different opinions on airplane food. Some people will order everything on the menu while others are fine with just eating a pack of peanuts while onboard of a ten hour flight. I personally have a love-hate relationship with airplane food. I've been in planes where they served top-quality food and I've also flown on airplanes where they served just terrible food. Everyone's thoughts are different.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published 3 years ago
    Most Disgusting Things in Your Kitchen

    Most Disgusting Things in Your Kitchen

    When it comes to the kitchen, there are all too many outlets for germs, dirt, mold, mildew... the list goes on! And somehow, it is the last place we put some elbow grease into. The place that we store our food should be spotless! After reading this article, you are definitely going to want to tackle your eating space with a whole lot of disinfectant and willpower.
  • Gineva Kingsley
    Published 3 years ago
    The Truth About Bottled Water

    The Truth About Bottled Water

    In this day and age, where logos are virtually everywhere—from old-fashioned billboards to those annoying pop-up ads—there seems to be a significance in what we refer to as a "brand." What we call brands is really just a reputation tagged onto a few colors, a name, and a "look" (or style that all the products of that brand have in common).
  • Clare Scanlan
    Published 3 years ago
    Myths About Organic Farming

    Myths About Organic Farming

    Organic food is the buzz word of the moment. It is supposed to be healthier and taste better than conventionally grown foods. Supermarkets are increasing their range of organic foods and many people are buying theirs directly from farms, box schemes, farms shops and farmers’ markets. There are a number of principles and standards that regulate how organic food is produced, covering such things as sustainability, animal welfare, additives and pesticides. Organic foods are said to have a number of benefits both for the consumer and the environment but are these claims true?
  • Nikola Lodkowska
    Published 3 years ago
    What's Wrong with Gluten?

    What's Wrong with Gluten?

    First of all, let's start with that many people don't know what gluten is. It is a protein, combination of gliadin and glutenin. It works like a glue, makes dough stretchy and spongy.