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Health & Economy: The Eat Oregon Seafood Initiative

The #EatOregonSeafood initiative is intended to give the coastal seafood economies a boost as they recover from restaurant closures and other issues related to COVID-19. A rich source of lean protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B-12 and D, iron, and minerals like zinc and iodine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that non-vegetarian adults consume two, four-ounce servings of seafood per week.

The Science of Taste and Smell & the Covid-19 Connection

What can your sense of taste and smell tell you about your health? The answers may surprise you. OSU Food Science Professor Juyun Lim studies how people experience taste, smell, and other related chemosensory stimuli. Her research focuses “primarily on understanding how human taste and smell work and the role of underlying human taste and smell perception and the role of human sensory perception in food preference,” she said.

Wine & Craft Beverages

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Visitors Guide to Corvallis Craft Breweries

If you are a craft beer lover, you should feel at home in Corvallis! Thanks to Corvallis craft breweries, wineries, cideries, and local kombucha brewers a craft beverage enthusiast is spoiled for choice. Guests often ask, “What is there to do in Corvallis Oregon?” There’s plenty to do whether visiting Oregon State University, working on a temporary basis for Samaritan Health Services, or following the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail.

Wine Tasting Near Corvallis

For wine lovers, no trip to Corvallis or the Willamette Valley would be complete without visiting a few of the area vineyards or wineries. This is especially true for anyone who enjoys Pinot Noir! Guests who book one of Fernwood Circle Guest Houses vacation rentals often ask which Willamette Valley wine tasting rooms we recommend. We compiled this guide because it is hard to choose just one in an area with such a rich craft beverage and wine culture.

Short Fun Facts

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Who Really Invented The First IPA?

Who Really Invented The First IPA? IPA is a subject of debate among beer lovers. Many craft beer enthusiasts enjoyed the flavor and mouthfeel of a well-crafted IPA. While flavor preferences are a matter of personal taste (pun intended), IPA is polarizing due to the trend toward hoppiness, according to Slate. Some love a bitter IPA while others prefer a fruity session IPA. While opinions about the taste of IPA vary, this isn't the only controversy. The historical origins are also up for debate.

Science & History of Food

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The Sweet Way To Balance Super Spicy Dishes - Mashed

The Sweet Way To Balance Super Spicy Dishes If you love spicy foods, sooner or later a moment comes when you prepare a dish and then realize you went a little overboard with the spice. Even worse, you have guests coming over and don't have time to start over. We've all been there. Luckily, there are ways to turn the heat down. First, it helps to consider what makes food taste spicy, since understanding this helps us recognize how we can balance the flavor. As BBC's Science Focus explains, chil

Who Really Invented The First IPA?

Who Really Invented The First IPA? IPA is a subject of debate among beer lovers. Many craft beer enthusiasts enjoyed the flavor and mouthfeel of a well-crafted IPA. While flavor preferences are a matter of personal taste (pun intended), IPA is polarizing due to the trend toward hoppiness, according to Slate. Some love a bitter IPA while others prefer a fruity session IPA. While opinions about the taste of IPA vary, this isn't the only controversy. The historical origins are also up for debate.

Tips & Hacks

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Casseroles Need A Higher Baking Temperature Than You Might Expect - Mashed

Casseroles Need A Higher Baking Temperature Than You Might Expect What's not to love about a well-made casserole? As a one-dish meal, it minimizes cleanup and makes delicious leftovers. Not only that, but a casserole is a comfort food that stirs up the feeling of a home-cooked family meal. MasterClass defines just about any one-pot meal baked in a deep dish as a casserole, including lasagna and even deep-dish pizza. With such a broad definition, there is plenty of room to improvise. Creating y

Certified Angus Beef Grillmaster Explains What Happens When You Over-Smoke Your Meat - Mashed

Certified Angus Beef Grillmaster Explains What Happens When You Over-Smoke Your Meat For meat lovers, few things are more satisfying than smoking ribs or brisket in your pellet grill or smoker. The challenge, of course, is reaching the Goldilocks effect where you avoid over-smoking your meat but still hit that perfect flavorful essence. Chef Michael Ollier, Senior Brand Chef for Certified Angus Beef, offered Mashed a few exclusive tips to ensure you achieve your meat-smoking goals.

The Difference Between Baking And Broiling - Mashed

The Difference Between Baking And Broiling Do you ever stay up late pondering life's big questions, like "what is the difference between baking and broiling?" Well, maybe that's just us. We ponder these things, so you don't have to. Your oven is a highly versatile appliance you can use for a variety of cooking techniques all with a push of a button or turn of a knob. In the past, home bakers and cooks using a brick oven had to manually adjust the ash and wood used to cook their food (per Smith

The Sweet Way To Balance Super Spicy Dishes - Mashed

The Sweet Way To Balance Super Spicy Dishes If you love spicy foods, sooner or later a moment comes when you prepare a dish and then realize you went a little overboard with the spice. Even worse, you have guests coming over and don't have time to start over. We've all been there. Luckily, there are ways to turn the heat down. First, it helps to consider what makes food taste spicy, since understanding this helps us recognize how we can balance the flavor. As BBC's Science Focus explains, chil

This Is How Long Kiwis Last Before Going Bad

This Is How Long Kiwis Last Before Going Bad Sometimes the fruit aisle just calls to you, so you end up buying a bag of luscious fruit like kiwi with plans of fresh salads, smoothies, and homemade salsas. Despite your intentions, you may not use your kiwis as quickly as planned, and you may wonder how long there is before they go bad. The kiwi's distinctive brown "furry" skin makes it a little harder to tell when the fruit is ripe. This skin is also why we call the fruit kiwi: Though the berry

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Duff Goldman's Daughter Calls Him 'Turkey Dada' For Thanksgiving - Mashed

We all know Duff Goldman as the "Ace of Cakes," but did you know he is also an ace of cosplay? On several occasions, he has delighted people by showing up to events in zany costumes. This past spring, Goldman appeared in the Season 7 premiere of "The Masked Singer" disguised as "McTerrier," a singing Scottish terrier. He got so into it that he acted the part. He told Variety, "I was a Scottish Terrier, had a kilt on and I was like, maybe I could convince these guys I was Scottish."

Alton Brown Had A Truly Unhinged Martini Question For Twitter

Alton Brown Had A Truly Unhinged Martini Question For Twitter If you thought the classic martini question was the choice between "shaken or stirred," then Alton Brown is about to blow your mind. People browsing Twitter who saw Brown's thought-provoking martini question may have laughed so hard they spit water (or martini) all over their phone or keyboard. Or maybe they were just confused. In an interview with "The Bitter Southerner," Brown said he aimed to fuse the spirit of Julia Child, Mr. W