Food Facts & Lore

Of Pears

We came across a little gem of a book recently, and a passage about pears jumped at us. It is titled Darwin and the Barnacle. Author Rebecca Stott conveys the story of a little creature that totally captured Darwin’s scientific mind and led him to the conclusions we are all familiar with today. It is… Continue reading Of Pears

Food Facts & Lore

America’s First 5 Favorite Snack Foods

One of us at 158 Main, and we’re not naming names, used to eat sardines on Ritz Crackers every single Saturday afternoon as a child. That was the snack of all snacks, and the perfect accompaniment to the Saturday cartoons lineup. It was not a popular snack among peers at the time (we’re talking 1970’s… Continue reading America’s First 5 Favorite Snack Foods

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6 Foods That Fight or Soothe Sunburn

We all know that most fair-skinned individuals experience sunburn much faster than their darker-skinned counterparts. Faster in this case, is very fast, as in pigment damage within 15 minutes (did you know?), whereas it is not uncommon for darker skin to tolerate direct sun exposure for hours. Do not try this at home. Just take… Continue reading 6 Foods That Fight or Soothe Sunburn