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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?

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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|

Can You Refreeze Fish?

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Can You Refreeze Fish?

Answer:
If the fish has been properly defrosted in the refrigerator, or in cold water that was changed every 30 minutes, then it can be safely refrozen within a strict two day timeframe.

Fish can be refrozen once it has thawed, […]

By | September 22nd, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Does Peanut Butter Need to be Refrigerated?

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Does peanut butter need refrigeration?

Answer:

Actually, peanut butter does NOT need to be refrigerated.

People generally refer to peanut butter as either natural peanut butter or peanut butter. A common misconception is that natural nut butters need refrigeration while regular peanut butter does not. There is indeed a difference […]

By | September 12th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How Long to Marinate Chicken?

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How long to marinate chicken?

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Chicken is a relatively thin and light protein, with a structure that is less dense than that of beef or pork. Because of this, it does not take marinades as long to penetrate the meat. Chicken does not need a marinade to make it tender, but one can […]

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

Does Ketchup Need Refrigeration?

Ketchup, like many other condiments, is pretty shelf stable. Think about a burger joint where you see ketchup bottles on the table all day and night. Many places just fill those same bottles up to begin the next days business, over and over again. These practices bring people to question the […]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Does Freezing Kill Germs?

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Does freezing kill germs?
Does freezing kill bacteria?

Answer:

This answer may surprise you, but it turns out that bacteria actually can survive even in the deepest freeze. It doesn’t flourish, but it does survive.

Can you take that casserole left in the back of the fridge for longer […]

By | August 18th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

Does Soy Sauce Need to be Refrigerated?

Does soy sauce need to be refrigerated? Soy sauce, along with most other condiments, are pretty shelf stable. Almost all of them are sold on the shelf anyways, so we don’t even think of putting them into the refrigerator until after they are opened. Once opened, there are options as to where […]

By | July 31st, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

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