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Firewater: Beverage Etiquette Solved at Last

Dave DeWitt Hot & Spicy & Meatless Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt Miss Manners is completely baffled. Emily Post has no clue whatsoever. In fact, there’s a crisis these days in the world of etiquette because none of the experts can answer the question: what drinks should be served with hot and spicy foods? The turmoil has been caused by the fact that more and more Americans are consuming …

Wilbur Scoville as a Young Man

Wilbur Scoville and the Organoleptic Test Centennial

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By Dave DeWitt [Author’s Note: The year 2012 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the Scoville Organoleptic Test, so I decided to apply all my food history online research skills that I’ve honed over the past five years to create what is the first definitive—however brief—biographical essay on Scoville. Fortunately, the combination of Google Books, Google Scholar, and other online resources …