Over two years ago I wrote as follows: I regularly buy bread and cakes from the passing converted becaks (pedicabs) and have learned to recognize who has the best gambang, which is akin to gingerbread but without the ginger. I also like kismis, which is a flirtatious variant of a Chelsea bun. However, I'm not a great fan of the bread; invariably white, and even more because it is sold with the crusts shaved off. Why? Where's the goodness? And what do they do with the breadcrumbs?
I was finally told the answer yesterday. By shaving the crusts off, they're cleaning the loaves.
and Water More than ever before, people are turning to bottled water as a safety precaution against pollutants. But many of these bottled waters are even worse than public water supplies. Some bottling facilities do not change their filters frequently enough and thus inject hazardous substances into your water. Other bottling companies don't date their supplies and end up selling old water, which is equally dangerous.
It's time to stop the insanity and insist on a better quality of life. Stop drinking tap water. Stop drinking well water. And remember that mountain spring water is a disaster waiting to happen. Do you know how many people and animals urinated in your spring water, upstream? Yes, it's disgusting to think about (perhaps even humorous), but it happens. So stop drinking it.