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July 20th, 2010
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From:marina_bonomi
Date:July 20th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
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>63. Kaolin - looking this up, I cannot find a food by this name

You're right, kaolin is a kind (or several kinds) of clay. Maybe they meant to write 'kaoliang', sorghum wine?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoliang
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From:ericcoleman
Date:July 20th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
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That makes sense ... haven't tried it ...
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From:marina_bonomi
Date:July 20th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
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I did, left me rather neutral.
Funny thing is that while usually I get drunk on very small amounts of alcohol, kaoliang has no inebriating effect whatsoever for me. It's not just me either, I've heard the same from other people of European ancestry.
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From:deborah_c
Date:July 20th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Kaolin is an edible clay -- it used to be one of the constituents of kaolin and morphine, medicine used for settling irritable digestion when I was a kid.

You can, actually, use it in cooking as well; if nothing else, one of Heston Blumenthal's cookery programs a little while ago used it when he was making an edible garden -- the rocks were tiny new potatoes coated in kaolin.
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From:marina_bonomi
Date:July 20th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Ohh, interesting! I didn't know it was edible, for me it was simply the required component for porcelain.
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