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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?

Read on...

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

Origin of the Phrase 'Square Meal'

10 Sep 2012 14:09

Today, we use the phrase 'square meal' to refer to a full, balanced meal. We might say, "Boy, I'm full. That was a square meal" or "I'm hungry, let's find a place we can get a square meal." It basically means a good and filling meal. One good meal is called a square meal but we also have the phrase, three square meals. This phrase is so common that a recent translation of the Bible changed "Give us this day our daily bread" to "Keep us alive with three square meals." Less than poetic, for sure….

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Crème Liqueurs

08 Sep 2012 03:15

Crème is the name given to those liqueurs that are extra sweet and usually syrupy. They have up to twice as much sugar as other liqueurs and are heavier and denser in texture. They can be sipped alone but they are also great for adding a lot of sweet flavor to mixed drinks….

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Homemade Coffee Liqueur (like Kahlúa)

07 Sep 2012 03:41

You might be blown away by how easy it is to make your own liqueurs and just how good they will be. You can save lots of money and control the sweetness to get a cordial that is just right. Many times, as well, you can make one that is very close to a commercial brand. This homemade coffee liqueur is similar to Kahlúa, by far, the leading coffee liqueur….

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Was the Croissant Really Developed by the French or is it from Somewhere Else?

05 Sep 2012 01:03

The French have a whole lot to do with the croissant as it is known today. Starting around 1920, they began making the croissant as a laminated-dough, which is how it gets all the flaky layers. Other familiar laminate doughs are puff-pastry dough and Danish dough. The original croissant and its shape were developed somewhere else, however….

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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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