The Weird Kitchen Secrets You Won't Read In Cookbooks

Look around your kitchen. Big or small, it's probably full of gadgets and tools. We use these things daily, but we never think that hard about where they came from in the first place. Look closer, though: There are hidden stories in your kitchen.

Sure, you can roast a chicken without much thought in an electric-powered oven. But not too long ago, your ancestors may have used the help of a certain four-legged animal instead. And while the Victorians figured out how to make ice cream faster than we can today, they didn't realize that what they were eating could kill them. Read on to discover some surprising facts that are guaranteed to change the way you look at your kitchen.

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