Starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Chef’s Note: Wade’s question near the end – “What is this? Is it glue?” – might seem like a mere whimsical jest. After all, who would ever want to substitute glue (or anything else) for eggnog?
People who make television and movies, that’s who!
Chef’s Note: Fraudulent food has a quite long and unsettling history, far predating the simple budgetary needs of movie and TV production.
The history of food fraud begins with the advent of merchant capitalism: merchants from the Middle Ages regularly adulterated spices with dust, stones, or seeds to accommodate supplier shortages. By the 18th century, more aggressive forms of economically motivated adulteration (EMA) included “dirty dairy,” when merchants began diluting milk with water and adding color with chalk or plaster.
Chef’s Note: Happy National Egg Nog Day!