Can technology really improve upon dishes that have been around for centuries? That's the question one Reddit user set out to answer, and the responses are eye-opening.
Brussel sprouts have made a comeback in recent years, and one reason might be how they’re being cooked and perhaps even modifications to how it tastes. Other users had unique ways to make them taste better, from shredding, using, or eating them raw.
One user shared: “Scientists bred Brussel sprouts to be less bitter, which is why they are gaining in popularity recently.”
While another user suggested: “While it is true that brussels sprouts have been grown to be less bitter, I think the main factor in their popularity is a cultural change in the way people are cooking them now.” Try this - Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad.
What does a radish taste like? You may find yourself pondering this question, and it tasted like nothing for many years. In the last few decades, great strides toward making radishes more flavorful have made users consider trying them again.
One user commented: “Congratulations! They made radishes stop tasting like anything.”
One Reddit user suggested that the difference in taste could be in your control by sharing: “I started growing my own radish the last couple of years as well, I had no idea they could be that flavourful. The ones I get at the grocery store taste like watery nothingness.” Try this - Creamy Cauliflower Salad With Radishes.
Making high-quality beer has changed drastically and is now easier than a few hundred years ago.
One user shared: “Sanitation and exact temperature control makes a big difference. Plus the development of new hops and yeast strains, but those changes are more subjective.”
Many users claim that a reason for the difference in ease and taste is that early brewers didn’t understand yeast and how it worked.
One user shared: “Fun fact: Germany is well known for their strict beer recipe requirements. But they did have to amend them once when they learned about yeast.”
Chocolate has been around for hundreds of years, but the original version of chocolate tasted much different than it did today. Early chocolate used to be bitter and even acidic. Chocolate dates back as far as the ancient Aztecs.
One user commented: “With alkali processing, sugar, and/or milk, most people would say modern chocolate is better.”
Milk and Butter
While the flavors have been modified, one of the most common advancements was that neither butter nor milk goes bad as fast now. We have a process for pasteurizing it and keeping it cold, making it last longer.
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