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Signs Food Has Started to Spoil

You’re hungry, so you slide into the kitchen to grab something to eat. After looking through your options, you remember that there’s a vegtable, piece of bread, or slice of meat that’s sat in the pantry or refrigerator for a little longer than you’d like. But the food in question seems okay. Surely, if you […]

Cooking for Beginners: Frying Safety

Frying is a method of cooking that is extremely popular, because it’s fairly simple and yields food that is crispy and crunchy on the outside, but moist and tender on the inside. It gives us fried chicken, potato chips, french fries, and more. Ever have any of those fried state fair foods (ice cream, Oreos, […]

The Truth About Expiration Dates

If you look on almost any item you buy at the grocery store, you’ll find a little date stamped somewhere. Sometimes it’s called Best Before or Sell By, while sometimes it’s something else entirely. What this means to many of us is that, once this date passes, the product is no longer fresh and will […]

Cooking for Beginners: Cutting Board Safety

Cutting boards are an important tool in the kitchen. They give you a sturdy surface to prepare food on and protect your countertops from whatever cutting tool you’re using. Like any piece of equipment in the kitchen, however, if you use it wrong, you can hurt yourself. Then, there’s also the potential for cross-contamination and […]

Which is Correct: Storing Butter In or Out of the Fridge?

There has been a long-running debate that many don’t realize is actually a debate. Without thinking about your answer, do you put your butter in the refrigerator or in a butter dish on the counter or table? No matter your answer, it likely seems like common sense. You may not even be aware that there […]