TODAY WE FOUND OUT is a website that allows you to submit exactly that – things that you just found out about something.
There are a few rules to what you submit, such as “factually accurate”, “not based on entirely on Wikipedia”, and the common “give credit to your sources” items — but if you truly did learn something interesting today, why not take the opportunity to write about what you now know?
For example, today, WEB WATCH FOUND OUT SOME THINGS ABOUT VANILLA EXTRACT.
- The best way to taste-test vanilla extract is not to drink it straight like a shooter, but to mix it into milk. An 8-to-1 milk-to-vanilla ratio is suggested.
- Imitation vanilla is made as a byproduct of paper production or as a derivative of coal tar
- Federal guidelines require real vanilla extract to contain at least 35% alcohol. Artificial vanilla does not need to contain any alcohol at all
- Real vanilla’s flavor is best exposed when it is used in cooking with little or no heat. Imitation vanilla is most often used in baking cookies or cakes.