Everyone knows that undercooked pork is similar to undercooked chicken, it’s something that just shouldn’t be done. There are safety concerns as well as taste and texture issues. Yet, overcooked pork can leave a meat that is dry, tough and difficult to chew. All that being said, how long does one cook pork […]
Block vs. shredded cheese is a question pressed upon cheese lovers every time they hit the dairy case. Are the benefits of shredded cheese worth the added expense per ounce? Let’s look at the whole picture, including shelf life, to see which option makes the most sense.[…]
Cold Brew is all the rage in the refrigerated beverage section of the grocery. But,is it really worth the extra expense and glass to recycle just to have cold brewed coffee? For those who really enjoy their coffee cold, the answer is probably “yes”. Cold brew coffee, as we’ll discuss below, is […]
What is organic meat?
We talked before about what organic means for grocery products in general, but now this term and many others are showing up on meats. Let’s take a closer look into the term “organic” and discover what it actually means when speaking specifically about meat. […]
Best-by dates and best if used-by dates, although still not required, are pretty common on most all food items by now. But, what about non-perishables that lose much of their benefits over time for one reason or another. Do they expire?
Here’s a list of a few things that you may, or may […]
What is cauliflower rice?
Cauliflower rice is not actually rice, nor is it any type of a starch. It is simply the vegetable, cauliflower, that has been riced.
The verb “riced”, according to the dictionary, means to pass potatoes or other vegetables through a sieve or ricer. Often cooked potatoes […]
How much does an egg weigh?
Are eggs of one uniform weight? What are the possible sizes of eggs? When speaking of eggs and egg labeling – what are the different sizes available?
Although the shape of an egg is quite consistent, eggs come in many different sizes and weights. The USDA actually […]
We’ve talked in the past about many different ways to keep good foods from heading to the landfills. Besides our constant talk about using foods that a manufacturer may consider “expired” we’ve also mentioned using all parts of foods, buying misshapen veggies, repurposing foods, substituting foods for those readily available, shopping at […]
Why do older eggs make better hard boiled eggs?
Simply put, the natural aging process makes older eggs better suited for letting go of their shell. Let’s look into what time does to eggs.
The thing with product dates, as we’ve said many times before, is that […]
Scoring food (while preparing, not eating!) can add value to many foods. Learn how and why to score ham and other foods.