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Butter and salt, please

Did you know that 93 percent of facts are made up?

Maybe not…but I believe this chart is SPOT. ON.

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Anyone else really hungry right now?

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And it really works!

I saw this on TV — more than once — during a Saturday movie matinee.

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I searched online for more information, and finally went for it when I saw it was also sold at Bed Bath & Beyond. Funnier still…

The sucker really works.

The TV ads for the Stone Wave Ceramic Cooker promised omelets without butter or margarine in a minute-and-a-half.  The chimney in the lid is the secret — it steams the food.

It comes with a recipe book for apple crisp, mashed sweet potatoes, french onion soup — a whole menu of dishes that require minimal oils or butter and are ready in a matter of minutes.

Based on the cheese omelet I had for dinner tonight, I am very pleased with my investment —

$10 well spent.

Cultural confusion

Soft, warm pretzels with a side of spicy mustard.

german pretzelsI love ’em.

And I’ve always attributed my taste for them to my German heritage.

But while working with some colleagues from Germany this past week, I learned a disturbing fact —

Germans don’t put mustard on their pretzels.

In fact, the big soft pretzels that we know and love are typically only served in the morning.  With butter.  If they do venture onto the lunch or dinner menu, they are paired with cheese or meat.

No mustard in sight.

And here I thought I was enjoying an offering from my homeland.  But the majority of mustard, as it turns out, comes from Canada.

What’s that about?