Desserts, Snacks, and Treats
The sweet tidbits that are used to finish off a meal are some of the more spectacular creations of a chef. The creation of these treats leads to numerous questions that can be asked and ideas that can be shared in answers in our 'Desserts Snacks and Treats' category and its subcategories.
Asked in Diabetes, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Candy
How unhealthy are mars bars?
What do Japanese teenagers like?
Anime! Try Full metal Alchemist or Naruto or Bleach. Maybe even Higurashi no naku koro ni!! Since this is under food, I'm assuming you mean food-wise. Like in most places, children eat what they were raised on, and like most of the things their parents make, which would be a rice-staple diet with fish as the most common thing to go with it. Treats are mainly sweet or salty. Buns with sweet filling, mochi, and imported goods like chocolate seem to be common. Then there are fried sesame goods and packets of salty crunchy food. I'm not really sure about what's popular among teenagers in particular, though. Sorry. They can't drink until they're twenty, though. I'm pretty sure that Sapporo beer and other strong drinks are popular.
Asked in Christmas, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Cakes
What is the shape of the popular Buche de Noel at Christmas time?
The Buche de Noel is supposed to be formed in the shape of a long cylinder, and is supposed to resemble a log. The name Buche de Noel actually means log shaped or Christmas log cake. It is shaped as a Yule Log and is used during festivities. It is not used much nowadays but its still a traditional thing for some French families that take it seriously.
What is food allergy to ice cream called?
Lactose intolerance. Its not really an allergy but an inability to digest lactose (the main sugar in milk), the undigested lactose is consumed by bacteria in the gut resulting in gas and other unpleasant effects. However one may have actual allergies to ingredients in some ice cream flavors. In actual allergies the immune system attacks a protein or complex carbohydrate in the substance as if it was a disease causing organism. Side effects of this unnecessary and inappropriate immune reaction result in the symptoms of the allergy.