Featured Event Dec. 31 =
La Guignolee (New Year's Eve) in
Ste. Genevieve, MO.
Where: at select restaurants and Bolduc House in Historic District, Ste.
Genevieve, MO 63670. This ancient tradition, comparable to the English
customer of Wassailing that hardens back to Europe's Middle Ages, is
celebrated by descendants of those French settlers. Dressed in bizarre and
somewhat archaic costumers, the revelers wander from place to place
singing a beggars song for favors. You can see and participate with these
singers and musicians as they celebrate this 250-year-old tradition New
Year's Eve at select restaurants and Bolduc House in Ste. Genevieve's
Historic District.For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit
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Center, St. Peters, MO 63376, 1/3 mile south of I-70 on
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Our quality dealers offer all kinds of cool antiques, collectibles,
re-purposed, and vintage items to the public. We sell on consignment
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Are you a fire eater? Do you love those spicy foods that make you
break out in a sweat? Just how hot is hot? A chemist named Wilbur Scoville
worked out a system of measuring the heat in peppers in 1912.
That burning sensation you feel when you eat food with hot peppers in
it comes from a naturally occurring chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin
is colorless and odorless. It is most highly concentrated in the white
membranes surrounding the seeds of the pepper. The seeds themselves have
only trace amounts and the flesh of the peppers develops only a slight
amount of capsaicin.
While modern science has devised a more accurate method for measuring
the amount of capsaicin in foods, the Scoville Index is still used to rate
peppers relative heat values. Listed below are some popular foods and
peppers and their place in the scale.
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