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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...

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Best Coffee Creamers That Are Truly Dairy Free

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Those with severe milk allergies may need to avoid any and all dairy products. This is because milk allergies are usually allergies to milk proteins, and it is possible for traces of milk protein to be found in many dairy products that would seem to be protein free like butter and cream. This can be a problem for those who like cream or milk in their coffee. I revealed already that many nondairy coffee creamers are not dairy free and should be avoided by those with allergies to milk products. Here are some of the best coffee creamers that a truly free of all dairy….

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Origin Of The Word Condiment

01 Jan 2018 01:20

Tracing the origin of the word condiment is, perplexingly, easier than determining the exact meaning of the word as used today. Even professional chefs can't seem to pin down the definition….

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Experiments to Test Food and Cooking Myths?

14 Dec 2017 21:49

I often receive a standard response when I write about cooking myths or food myths here on Culinary Lore. So and so performed an experiment on this which proves you're wrong (or correct, as the case may be). I don't often include a comment field in my articles, but some readers are passionate enough about the subject to take the time to email me their thoughts. Responding, however, presents a problem….

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What Are Funeral Potatoes?

27 Nov 2017 21:38

Funeral Potatoes are a cheesy casserole of potatoes that seems to have originated in Utah. This dish is all but expected at post-funeral meals and is also used during religious events or holidays.

I have a friend, whose family is Mormon, that makes these potatoes every Thanksgiving, although I did not, at first, realize the connection. Mormon's do consider this dish one of their own, but it is unclear whether the tradition truly originated in the Mormon culture….

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Sliced Bread Was Once Illegal In the United States?

24 Nov 2017 21:55

If you thought prohibition was a doomed experiment, imaging prohibiting sliced bread. Yet, not long after sliced bread was invented, it was indeed banned, albeit temporarily, in the United States….

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