Ask Adam: Leftover rice syndrome; why East Asians eat out so much; Adam’s future (PODCAST E21)

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to 80,000 Hours for sponsoring this episode! Start planning a career that is meaningful, fulfilling, and helps solve the world’s most pressing problems: https://80000hours.org/ragusea On this episode of the Ask Adam Podcast, Adam answers the following questions regarding leftover rice syndrome, life goals and the debate on who eats out at…

How smoke preserves food

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Surfshark for sponsoring this video! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/adamragusea — Enter promo code ADAMRAGUSEA for 83% off and 3 extra months for free! 2014 literature review on the antimicrobial properties of liquid smoke: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174014000394 2021 literature review on the hazard of PAHs from smoked food: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924224421004179 2010 study on…

Cucumbers are melons, and sometimes they explode

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Trade Coffee for sponsoring this video! Get $30 off your first order plus free shipping: https://www.drinktrade.com/RAGUSEA 2000 experimental study on what causes the cucumber burps: https://cucurbitbreeding.wordpress.ncsu.edu/files/2016/04/what-are-burpless-cucumbers.pdf 2021 North Carolina State masters thesis by Xinyue Fan showing that cucurbitacins are reduced by pickling: https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/bitstream/handle/1840.20/38782/etd.pdf 2021 paper showing that cucumber extract enhanced…

Ask Adam: How dare you change Italian food? WTF is cross-contamination? Beans and gas? (PODCAST E18)

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Policygenius for sponsoring this episode! To start comparing quotes and simplify insurance-buying, check out Policygenius: https://www.policygenius.com/raguseapodcast Thanks to Indeed for sponsoring this episode! Start hiring NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/RAGUSEA | Offer good for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.…

What even are beans? Are they vegetables? Why aren’t they grains?

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video! Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to http://squarespace.com/ragusea and add code “RAGUSEA" at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. The State Botanical Gardens at University of Tennessee, Knoxville: https://utgardens.tennessee.edu/locations/knoxville/ 2018…

Ask Adam: Is diet soda bad? Why do Westerners use forks? Adam’s ‘explaining’ voice? (PODCAST E16)

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Surfshark for sponsoring this episode! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/adamragusea — Enter promo code ADAMRAGUSEA for 83% off + 3 extra months for free! Thanks to Tippsy Sake for sponsoring this episode! Use code ADAM 10% off all products, and code ADAM30 for $30 off your first Sake Box: https://www.tippsysake.com/discount/ADAM…

You really can’t whip egg whites with yolk in them?

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks Allform for sponsoring this video! Click https://www.allform.com/adamragusea for 20% off the sofa of your choice! We chose a whiskey leather 3-seater with a chaise. #Allform Dr. Guang Wang’s 2009 dissertation at Iowa State exploring how different yolk lipids disrupt egg white foams: https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/entities/publication/e7251a19-8ae3-4a6a-95dc-da9fc0d71493 2011 study where they used lipase to eliminate…

Why copper pans are great (and sometimes poisonous)

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Dropbox for sponsoring a portion of this video! Get Dropbox Backup to protect your videos, photos and crucial documents: https://www.dropbox.com/adamragusea Thanks to Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington, Indiana, for the look at their copper stills: https://www.cardinalspirits.com/ 2022 scholarly description of copper toxicity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK557456/ 2022 study showing that Moscow mules leach potentially…

Rice with Korean BBQ (and other stuff) — Bibimbap from Seoul Brothers

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Brightland for sponsoring this video! Click this link https://brightland.co/ADAMRAGUSEA2 to find out more about Brightland’s high-quality products and get 10% off! Thanks to Chef Josh Coates at Seoul Brothers in Marble City Market, Knoxville: https://www.instagram.com/seoulbrothersknox/?hl=en ***RECIPE, SERVES 4-6*** NOTE: This is my simplified, home-cooked version of the dish from Seoul…

Is moldy food really that dangerous? (We’re not sure, but don’t risk it.)

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Fetch Rewards for sponsoring today’s video! Download the Fetch Rewards app now → https://fetch.thld.co/ragusea_0522 and use the code RAGUSEA to get 3000 points on your first receipt! Thanks to Dr. Megan Biango-Daniels! https://www.linkedin.com/in/mnd24 2019 literature review on the migration of mycotoxins within moldy food: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214799319300608 2020 literature review on workplace…

Tongues, brain sauce, and other delights from 19th- and early-20th century menus

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Trade Coffee for sponsoring this video! Click https://www.drinktrade.com/RAGUSEA to get $30 off your first three bags plus free shipping This video features the book "Menu Design in America" by John Mariani and Steven Heller, 2011: https://bookshop.org/books/menu-design-in-america/9783836520294 "Hamm & Bublé" SNL sketch I referenced: https://youtu.be/BDKgo3jFwFE

Crispy French toast

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to Surfshark for sponsoring this video! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/adamragusea — Enter promo code ADAMRAGUSEA for 83% off and 3 extra months for free! ***RECIPE*** thick sliced bread, brioche or challah are particularly good eggs (one for every 2-4 pieces, depending on how custardy you want them) cream (roughly equal…

Why modern sandwich bread is different from ‘real’ bread

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks for Helix Sleep for sponsoring this video! Click here https://helixsleep.com/ragusea for up to $200 off your Helix Sleep mattress plus two free pillows! Free shipping within the United States! #helixsleep Thanks to Dr. Elisa Karkle at Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry: https://www.grains.k-state.edu/people/faculty/karkle/index.html Thanks to Dr. Emily Buehler,…

Why dried pasta is made with semolina (durum wheat) flour

From Adam Ragusea. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Get a 60-day free trial: https://www.shipstation.com/ragusea Thanks to Dr. Frank Manthey at North Dakota State University: https://www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/ag-home/directory/frank-manthey 2008 paper showing what vitreous kernels of durum look like, versus starchy kernels: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1255/nirn.1086 2018 book chapter with an illustration of starch granule structure I used in the…

What even are GMOs? What even is processed food? (PODCAST E5)

From Adam Ragusea. On this episode, we explain and debate GMOs and processed foods. I’ll also touch upon prepping the perfect vegan meal for non-vegans, maintaining nutritional and daily workout goals and more on the latest episode of The Adam Ragusea Podcast . 00:08 What even are GMOs? Have any foods NOT been genetically modified in…