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High-Altitude Baking Adjustments

Baking at high altitude requires some basic adjustments to ingredients, temperature, and baking time. If you are below 3000 feet in altitude, you do not have to make any adjustments, but any place at or above 3000 feet will require some changes to your baking procedure…

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Origin of the Word Candy

The word candy found its way into English as early as the 15th century. However, centuries passed before it came to be used as a standalone noun, as it did during the 17th century. At first, it was used in a compound word, as sugar candy…

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Best Vacuum Food Sealers for a Good Price

Vacuum sealers are a very popular and effective way to keep foods fresher for longer. They work by pulling the surrounding air out of plastic bags and then creating a tight seal. With little to no air surrounding the food, and an air-tight seal, food stays fresh much longer…

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What is Advocaat Liqueur?

Advocaat is a Dutch liqueur that is very thick, rich and creamy with a yellow color. Usually made with a brandy base, it contains egg yolks,…

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What's the Difference Between Ramekins and Custard Cups?

It can be difficult to tell the difference between the traditional ramekin and the custard cup. You may also see a third variation, the pudding cup. These different cups are often used interchangeably and they are all three made of several different materials and sizes. What is the actual purpose of each? Or, are they simply different names for the same thing?

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Did You Know Cheeseburger Is A Trademark?

It is obvious that cheeseburger is a generic term. Not so obvious is that it wasn't always necessarily generic. In fact the word cheeseburger was once registered as a trademark!

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high-altitude-baking.jpg

High-Altitude Baking Adjustments

Baking at high altitude requires some basic adjustments to ingredients, temperature, and baking time. If you are below 3000 feet in altitude, you do not have to make any adjustments, but any place at or above 3000 feet will require some changes to your baking procedure…

Read on...

dryden-and-palmer-rock-candy.jpg

Origin of the Word Candy

The word candy found its way into English as early as the 15th century. However, centuries passed before it came to be used as a standalone noun, as it did during the 17th century. At first, it was used in a compound word, as sugar candy…

Read on...

weston-vacuum-sealer.jpg

Best Vacuum Food Sealers for a Good Price

Vacuum sealers are a very popular and effective way to keep foods fresher for longer. They work by pulling the surrounding air out of plastic bags and then creating a tight seal. With little to no air surrounding the food, and an air-tight seal, food stays fresh much longer…

Read on...

advocaat.jpg

What is Advocaat Liqueur?

Advocaat is a Dutch liqueur that is very thick, rich and creamy with a yellow color. Usually made with a brandy base, it contains egg yolks,…

Read on...

ramekins.jpg

What's the Difference Between Ramekins and Custard Cups?

It can be difficult to tell the difference between the traditional ramekin and the custard cup. You may also see a third variation, the pudding cup. These different cups are often used interchangeably and they are all three made of several different materials and sizes. What is the actual purpose of each? Or, are they simply different names for the same thing?

Read on...

cheeseburger-trademark-term.jpg

Did You Know Cheeseburger Is A Trademark?

It is obvious that cheeseburger is a generic term. Not so obvious is that it wasn't always necessarily generic. In fact the word cheeseburger was once registered as a trademark!

Read on...

Other Recent Lore

What Is Sea Lettuce?

28 Apr 2016 20:44

Sea Lettuce (Ulva lactuca) is a widespread type of edible seaweed with thin crinkled green fronds that resemble a slightly translucent lettuce when it is submerged, but may appear more as a slimy green mass if washed up on the shore. It is found all over the world and is actually an alga from a family of algaes called Ulvaceae….

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What is the Origin of 'Vittles' for Food?

25 Apr 2016 15:27

Vittles is an old-time word for food which we tend to associate with the rural South, cowboys, pioneers, mountain men, and the like. It actually comes from Middle English, by way of French….

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Was McDonald's the First Fast Food Chain to Use Drive-Thru Windows?

20 Apr 2016 20:09

McDonald's is such a fast-food icon that we tend to assume that most innovations in the fast-food industry must have started there. For example, it is usually assumed that McDonald's invented the 'kids meal.'

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Coney Island Food Vendors

18 Apr 2016 20:00

The legendary Brooklyn, New York seaside amusement parks at Coney Island, together, makes up the most celebrated amusement resort in the world. It holds an important place in American food culture.

It is known as much for its attractions as for its food. According to popular legend, the hot dog was invented there!…

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How To Dice Onions Like a Culinary School Graduate

18 Apr 2016 15:35

If you had to chop dozens and dozens of onions every day, you wouldn't want to waste any time, would you? You'd need to do it efficiently. And, if you are a restaurant cook, you need to not only be quick and efficient, but you need to keep your dices as uniform as possible….

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