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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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Why Eat Quail Eggs and How are They Used?

03 Sep 2012 02:24

You may not even have realized that people eat quail eggs. Yes, they most certainly do. The general American view that the only egg for eating is the chicken egg is quite mistaken.

But, quail eggs are small compared to chicken eggs!…

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Turkish Delight: What Edmund Ate in the Chronicles of Narnia

02 Sep 2012 04:16

"Turkish Delight, please, your Majesty."

Alright, so, if you're a Narnia fan, you know that Edmund got completely bonked on the Turkish Delight the White Witch gave him. It must have been one heck of a treat but what in the world is it? Well, it's a starch jelly….

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What Is An Egg Cream? Did It Ever Contain Eggs?

01 Sep 2012 02:23

An egg cream is a beverage that got its start in the New York. Just where in New York is the subject of debate. Did it originate in Brooklyn, as many claim? Or was it brought in to Brooklyn? Indeed, even the kind of establishment it was originally served in differs according to source. Was it the the Jewish deli or the Jewish candy store? Or, as seems more likely, the soda fountain? For that matter, is it a Jewish invention at all? At least we can be sure it does not contain eggs, but whether it used to contain eggs is another controversy. For that matter, it doesn't really contain cream, either. Today, the egg cream is more of a milky chocolate soda, consisting of milk, chocolate syrup, and soda water….

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French Mother Sauces

27 Aug 2012 20:45

The term mother sauce is used in French cooking. Although there are an astounding array of sauces in French cooking, contrary to what you might assume, they are not all unique from start to finish. There are five main families of sauces, called the mother sauces, from which most sauces are derived. This system of organization, developed by Antonin Carême (with four sauces) in the 19th century, is one of the reasons French cooking has become so important and influence on Western cooking. Other cuisines tend to be more regional with cooks having different versions of the same thing or calling the same thing by different names….

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