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Is it Safe to Cook Food Without Thawing?

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Is it safe to cook foods without thawing?

Answer:

Yes, it is 100% safe to cook foods without thawing.
Foods can safely go from the freezer to the oven.
The best results may or may not be reached, depending on the food involved, but it is safe.

According to […]

By | March 1st, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Which Condiments Need Refrigeration?

We’ve found out in previous EatByDate posts that condiments like ketchup and soy sauce are pretty shelf stable, so much so that even once opened they can be left to sit right out on the counter. Let’s now explore a whole list of condiments and see whether they also can remain safely […]

By | February 24th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

What is Citron?

Question:
What is citron?

Answer:
Citron is a semitropical fruit that is similar to a lemon, but it is a drier fruit with a much thicker rind and pulp.

The citron fruit skin looks much like a lemon in color, but the skin is generally bumpier and the […]

By | February 20th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Are Canned Beans Healthy?

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Are canned beans healthy?
Are dried beans better than canned?

Answer:

Canned beans are just as nutritious as dried beans! Great news for those of us without the forethought to soak dried beans overnight the day before we’re ready to use them. Who thinks that far ahead?

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By | January 18th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

Coconut Water vs Coconut Milk vs Coconut Cream

With so many different coconut products filling grocery shelves, many people wonder what the difference is between coconut water, coconut milk, coconut cream and cream of coconut. All are popular coconut products, so let’s explore their differences and their similarities.

The Similarities between Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, Coconut […]

By | January 14th, 2019|Blog, FAQ|

When Making Stock, Should the Lid be On or Off?

Question:

When making stock, should the lid be On or Off?

Answer:

The answer if Off.
When simmering bones or the internal organs of a turkey in order to make some stock or a nice gravy, the lid is best left off of the pan.

When simmering the internal […]

By | November 20th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

What is Cross Contamination?

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What is Cross Contamination?

Answer:

According to Webster, the definition of cross contamination is “an inadvertent transfer of bacteria or other contaminants from one surface, substance, etc., to another especially because of unsanitary handling procedures. With raw eggs, as with raw chickens, it is important to avoid cross contamination”. [1]

That “inadvertent […]

By | November 1st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

What Does a Whisk Do?

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What does a whisk do?

Answer:

A whisk is used for whisking and whisking adds air into the substance being whisked. Or, better stated, a whisk incorporates air into liquid substances. Use a whisk, or add a whisk attachment to a mixer, to add air into and thus “grow” the food at hand.

Liquid heavy […]

By | October 21st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

When to Add Spices

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When is the best time to add spices to a dish?

Answer:
In order to get the most flavor out of a spice and into a dish, the best time to add in a spice is generally earlier rather than later.

Yet, as with most things, there are exceptions.

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By | October 16th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

What is an Egg Wash?

What is an egg wash? Find out all about the process here.

By | October 5th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

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