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Plastics-free packaging: both good and bad

I’m a big fan of cutting waste and reducing the amount of garbage in the world, especially unrecycled and unrecyclable plastic, but recent moves in Europe to replace plastic food packaging with biodegradable alternatives have got me scared. Chances are … Continue reading

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Corn-free candied peel?

It’s that time of year again, when stores, newspapers and magazines are full of special desserts made with candied peel. Call me crazy, but I love candied peel! (It’s also known as crystallized fruit or glac√© fruit). I am in … Continue reading

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“Dairy milker”

I saw this abomination recently. It’s so ugly that I’ve sent it to¬†Language Log. I think “dairy milker” is a back-formation from “dairy creamer,” itself a rather ugly back-formation from “non-dairy creamer,” which itself is a euphemism for “coffee whitener.” … Continue reading

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