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What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

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Food Science

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Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

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Food History

old-jello-pop-ad.jpg

What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

Read on...

Food Science

canned-food-expiration-date.jpg

Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

Read on...

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Is Fresh Pasta Superior to Dried Pasta?

21 Nov 2017 22:54

It seems that I keep finding myself writing about pasta myths here on CulinaryLore. Oops, I gave it away. Yes, this is a myth. I guess it makes sense that there are so many pasta myths in America. We eat a great deal of pasta. Regarding any food that is a staple, myths and misconceptions will grow….

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How To Substitute Evaporated Milk For Regular Milk

20 Nov 2017 23:37

Obviously, you can use powdered milk mixed with water to make milk for your recipes. The instructions for doing so are on the box. What if all you have is evaporated milk? How much water do you add to that to make regular milk?…

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What Variety Of Peanuts Are Best For Boiling?

20 Nov 2017 05:36

Boiled peanuts really are a delicious delicacy. But for those who did not grow up on them, the whole idea is strange and people often find them off-putting. You probably think that boiling peanuts is a peculiar tradition of the Southern United States. Not a lot of people know it, but boiled peanuts are also enjoyed in Asia. The image below shows boiled peanuts from Japan. In fact, most of the world's peanuts are actually grown in India and China. If you are a displaced Southerner and want to boil up some peanuts, or if you want to try them for the first time, you might also be surprised this: Some peanuts are better for boiling than others….

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What Is the Best Way To Store Knives?

17 Nov 2017 22:55

I know how I like to store my knives. However, when evaluating your options for storing knives, your priorities and considerations may not be the same as mine. What are the criteria that we may consider? The first and foremost criteria for most of us is probably available space. But, depending on whether or not we have children or how clumsy we are, safety may be a concern. Even so, any good storage option must not damage the knives….

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What Is An Enzyme?

14 Nov 2017 02:14

Definition of an Enzyme

An enzyme is an organic macromolecule produced by living cells that acts as a catalyst for a biochemical reaction. Most enzymes are composed of protein. Enzymes change the rate of chemical reactions without needing an external energy source and without being changed themselves. One enzyme may be capable of catalyzing a reaction numerous times. Different enzymes act on certain substances and produce specific reactions. Examples of enzymes are digestive, glycolytic, activating, and inhibitory….

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