December 30, 2012

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Rachel: "Okay, that would be two cups of tarragon, one pound of baking soda and one red onion?" Monica: "What the hell are you cooking?" - “Friends”

It's National Bicarbonate of Soda Day!

Bicarbonate of Soda Day? What's this science stuff doing in my food stuff? Let's go with the name most people know it as...

it's National Baking Soda Day!

Sodium bicarbonate is a white, mostly modorless, water-soluble chemical compound (NaHCO3). And it's used in baking as a leavening agent, to deodorize (if your fridge ever smells, stick an open box of baking soda in it), to clean, to extinguish grease and oil fires, and - my personal favorite - even as an antacid. Listen, I know I said yesterday that I was proud to have over-enjoyed the culinary aspect of the holidays, but even food bloggers who think they have iron stomachs get indigestion and heartburn from time to time!

Happy National Bicarbonate of Soda Day!