Olive oil smoke point makes for a hot topic. The question on everybody’s mind is, “Can I use olive oil for cooking?” Well, it depends on what you mean by olive oil, and sometimes on much how good fat your particular blend contains. If you are cooking with an olive oil that has a higher ratio… Continue reading Olive Oil Smoke Point: Safe For Cooking?
There are many words that, despite their origin in different language histories, sound very similar to one another. These are called false cognates¹: For instance, while the Hebrew word חוצפה chutzpah means “impudence,” its Classical Arabic cognate حصافة ḥaṣāfah means “sound judgment.” But not often (perhaps never) do false cognates, with different etymologies, also possess similar meanings. There… Continue reading On The Possible Arabic Etymology Of Selo