Category Archives: food

Make your own Coke

Want to make your own Coca Cola? Public Radio show This American Life think they’ve found a documented copy of the original secret flavour:

  • Alcohol - 8 oz
  • Orange Oil - 20 drops
  • Lemon Oil - 30 drops
  • Nutmeg Oil - 10 drops
  • Coriander Oil - 5  drops
  • Neroli Oil - 10 drops
  • Cinnamon Oil - 10 drops

Mmm, coriander. I love that it’s real ingredients, not just “Flavouring xyz”.

The Soda Pop Shop

I had this great idea to open a shop that just sells soft drink. Ever wander through a alcohol shop and marvelled at the incredible variety of booze on offer? It’s staggering, and I figure a soft drink version of the same would be awesome. Bright colours, amazing inventive branding, bring your kids.

Of course, it’s already been done. The Soda Pop Shop. Great stuff.

Eat more whale

Fascinating and depressing article on the fate of Bluefin Tuna, and the possibility of replacement with farmed species:

These were the thoughts that made my mouth water as the waitress approached my table. But when she asked me in blunt Nordic style if I’d like to “try the whale”, all at once my 21st-century foodie curiosity wilted. “No,” I said, “I’ll have the mussels.”

French Fry heaven

Slightly insane and brilliantly obsessive research into the perfect French Fry, including a heist of frozen McDonald’s fries for good measure:

I go home fry-less, contemplating whether attempting to leverage an unborn, un-conceived son in exchange for a couple dozen frozen potato sticks is grounds for eternal damnation. Thank God I’m an atheist.

He’s right about McDonald’s fries being the gold standard.