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Food History

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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...

The Latest Lore

How Did Eggnog Get Its Name?

16 Mar 2013 19:21

The real question is what the heck is a nog? You probably know that today's eggnog doesn't contain any ingredient called nog. It's basically made from eggs, sugar, and cream, maybe a little nutmeg, and some rum or other spirit. Some of us have been known to put Irish whiskey in it, as well, and in the South, bourbon is used. Brandy is also popular….

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Origin of the Word Banquet

14 Mar 2013 20:34

Merriam-Webster defines banquet as an elaborate, sumptuous feast held for ceremonial purposes, in honor of a person, or in recognition of some occasion or achievement. We most often hear the word in regards to a state banquet or an awards banquet. Probably the biggest reason the word is used is it sounds better than big feast for rich people. Of course, you do not have to be rich and powerful to have a banquet, some regular folks have been known to have wedding banquets, for instance. The word has an unlikely origin, though, being that it signifies huge feasts….

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Adobo Here, Adobo There: The Filipino Version is a Filipino Dish

13 Mar 2013 15:19

One thing I've eaten a lot of is the Filipino dish adobo. It's one of those dishes that everybody has their own recipe, but the basic idea is chicken or pork cooked in vinegar and soy sauce with peppercorns and garlic…lots of garlic. It is very simple, like the best comfort food is. The smell of a pot of adobo will bring you running to the table….

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Can all Fruits Ripen After They Are Picked?

10 Mar 2013 02:31

Most of us realize, from experience, that many fruits can be picked and purchased in a non-ripe state, and then will continue to ripen. In fact, this characteristic is important to the storage and importing of fruits from around the world, allowing them to be be picked in a "green" state and so arrive at their destination ready to consume. Alternatively, the fruits can be purchased before they are ripe and the consumer can allow them to ripen at home. Knowledge of how the ripening process takes place has allowed the manipulation of the process, such as treating harvested fruits with ethylene gas, to accelerate the process when desired….

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Is Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) a Type of Broccoli?

06 Mar 2013 22:10

The reason I am posting an article on this question, is not because the information is hard to come by. You can get the information from Wikipedia, of course, but in usual Wikipedia fashion the obvious question, asked in the title, is never answered. And that is related to the theme of this article, since what I want to talk about is where to find answers! First, of course, I'll answer the question….

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