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  • How to Tell an Egg is Fresh Created: Sunday, July 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
    Learn a variety of methods to test eggs for freshness. Plus, what you can do with eggs that are less than fresh." itemprop="description">> Thursday, November 22, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
    Asparagus are spear-like green vegetables that are harvested through Spring and into early Summer.
  • What is Oyster Sauce? Created: Sunday, January 08, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
    Oyster sauce is a sweet and savory sauce with a deep earthy flavor provided by oyster juices that have been cooked down and caramelized. This all purpose sauce is great on noodles, stir fry, meat, ...
  • What is SPAM? Created: Sunday, September 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
    Spam is a spiced canned ham product that rose to popularity during World War II. Although designed as a luncheon meat, Spam now has hundreds of uses. Spam is no longer just the canned mystery mea...
  • The History of Popcorn Created: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Popcorn is a popular snack food that is enjoyed across the globe and dates back thousands of years. Discover popcorn's long history of being loved by many cultures!" itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
  • Why Does Cilantro Taste Soapy? Created: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    You either love or hate cilantro, but what makes people feel so strongly about it? A closer look at why cilantro can taste soapy or metallic to some, but delicious to others."
  • What is Butter? Created: Saturday, December 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Butter is a spread made from the milk of mammals that consists of milk solids, or proteins, fat, and a small amount of water. Learn about the different varieties of butter and how to properly stor...
  • Mayonnaise Vs. Aioli Created: Sunday, January 13, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Mayonnaise and aioli have almost become synonymous in the American culinary scene as Chef's scramble to make humble mayonnaise sound more appealing. Although the two sauces have similarities, they ...
  • What is Quinoa? Created: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Quinoa is a small, high protein seed that is cooked and eaten similar to grains." itemprop="description"> Sunday, June 10, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Everyone knows that salt adds great flavor to food and that it has been used as a food preservative for thousands of years, but salt also has many other surprising functions in food!"
  • What are Marshmallows? Created: Sunday, November 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Marshmallows are a popular candy with a history dating back to the ancient Egyptians. These fluffy white treats are a big part of American traditions today." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • What is Brown Sugar? Created: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Brown sugar contains molasses, which is responsible for its rich color and flavor. Learn about the varieties of brown sugar, including sugar in the raw, turbinado, Muscovado, and demerara, as well ...
  • How to Keep Avocados From Turning Brown Created: Saturday, April 13, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    No one likes to let leftover avocado go to waste. Use these tips to keep a cut avocado fresh and green." itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 25, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
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  • The History of Doughnuts Created: Friday, June 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    This history of doughnuts including the origin, name, shape, automation, and doughnuts today." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Cornmeal, grits, and polenta are all ground corn products. Find out how they are similar and what makes each unique." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    This cultured milk product originated in Eastern Europe but has gained widespread popularity for its flavor and frothy, slightly carbonated texture." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
  • What is Prosciutto? Created: Sunday, September 18, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Prosciutto is a salt cured, dry aged Italian ham. Prosciutto has a delicate, buttery texture and is often served thinly sliced." itemprop="description">
  • What is Kale? Created: Sunday, March 11, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Kale is a green, leafy vegetable that is part of the cabbage family." itemprop="description"> Sunday, September 09, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Peanut oil is a lightly flavored, high smoke point oil that is excellent for frying." itemprop="description"> Saturday, July 07, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Gelato is an Italian frozen dessert that is often compared to ice cream." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    There are three main grades of balsamic vinegar. The quality and methods used to make the vinegar can be deciphered by the wording on the label." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
  • Ricotta Cheese Created: Thursday, March 03, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Ricotta is a fresh Italian cheese with a mild flavor that can be used in a variety of savory and sweet dishes." itemprop="description">> Sunday, January 01, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
    Chayotes are a light green, pear shaped fruit that are common in Mexico and other warm climates. Their mild flesh has a crisp texture and a mild flavor similar to a cucumber or summer squash."
  • What are Lentils? Created: Sunday, April 15, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
    Lentils are a small, disc shaped legume that is high in protein and fiber. Lentils are an inexpensive source of protein and are a staple food in many cultures throughout the world."
  • A Guide to Flour Created: Monday, March 07, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
    There are many varieties of flour on the market today and with a little basic knowledge you’ll be able to navigate the baking aisle like a pro. Learn about the components, characteristics and...
  • What is Xanthan Gum? Created: Sunday, October 09, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
    Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide created by bacteria during fermentation of carbohydrates. Because it creates a gel with water, it is added to food products to enhance the appearance, texture, and s...
  • What is Champagne? Created: Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Champagne is a variety of sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France. It derrives it's unique bubbles from a second fermentation process within the bottle." Thursday, August 11, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    A tian is a popular way to eat roasted vegetables.
  • What is Canola Oil? Created: Saturday, September 08, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Canola oil has become a popular cooking oil because of its light flavor and heart healthy mix of essential fatty acids." itemprop="description">> itemprop="descripti...

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