Food for Thought


The original filling in Twinkies was banana. It was replaced with vanilla cream when there was a banana shortage in the US during WWII.

If Jell-o is hooked up to an EEG, it registers movements identical to an adult’s brain waves.

Cheese closes the stomach and should only be served at the end of the meal.

Dry wine is a wine which has been fully fermented, meaning that only 0.1% sugar remains.

Pineapples are classified as berries.

Watermelons grown along the Tigris River can weigh up to 275 pounds.

Halogen lamps

Food for Thought

Halogen lamps are the latest innovation to simplify the cooking process. These lamps provide heat that bakes broils, browns, roasts and grills. Halogen ovens are now available with 240-volt electrical power receptacles or counter top receptacles. The 240-volt ovens cook up to eight times faster than conventional ovens.


Food for Thought

The Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) process is a simple technology used to improve the microbiological quality of drinking water. SODIS used solar radiation to destroy pathogenic microorganisms which cause water borne diseases.

SODIS is ideal to treat small quantities of water. Contaminated water is filled into transparent plastic bottles and exposed to full sunlight for six hours. Sunlight is treating the contaminated water through two synergetic mechanisms: Radiation in the spectrum of UV-A (wavelength 320-400m) and increased water temperature. If the water temperatures raised above 50*C, the disinfection process is three times faster.

Secret Island where wild Key Limes grow

Food for Thought

Located somewhere in one of Florida’s secret sanctuaries is a small island (key) that still has its original Key Lime grove. The island, located a few kilometers from the mainland, still has about 30 – 35 producing Key Lime trees that were originally planted many years ago. Only a few lucky local natives know the exact location of the grove and make periodic voyages to gather this succulent fruit.


1. Controlling Time and Temperature: Microorganisms cannot survive or reproduce outside certain temperature ranges.

2. Practicing Good Personal Hygiene: *Proper hand washing *Enforcing rules regarding eating, drinking and smoking *Preventing the ill from working with food *General cleanliness.

How healthy are healthy foods?

Yes some foods may fight diseases and prolong life, but we often forget just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean it’s calorie-free. We often eat too much of a healthy food and that cancels out the benefits it provides.

October 3rd meeting Conquest Brewery

November 7th meeting TBD

November 20 Saluda Shoals Chairman's lighting

December 4th Sunday Holiday Party

January 29 President's Award Dinner