Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a common food additive, has been the center of health debates for decades. This flavor enhancer, known for its role in Chinese cuisine, has been mired in controversy since the late 20th century. But where did the notion that MSG is harmful originate, and what does the current science say?
High in the Peruvian Andes, amidst the snow-capped peaks and vibrant traditional dress, lies a unique and somewhat unsettling Christmas tradition: Takanakuy. This Quechua word, meaning “to hit each other,” describes the annual ritualistic fistfights that erupt in the Chumbivilcas Province on December 25th.
Coffee has undergone several major transformations in the past century, commonly referred to as “waves” that denote shifts in how coffee is produced, processed, and consumed. Here’s an overview of the progression of coffee waves.
Espresso – the aromatic, concentrated coffee drink that kickstarts so many mornings – has come a long way since its beginnings in early 20th century Italy.
As a regular espresso drinker, keeping your equipment in top working order is essential for brewing delicious beverages day after day. This is especially true for a workhorse home espresso machine like the Gaggia Classic Pro.