red pistachios

Why did pistachios used to be dyed red (or pink)?

Pistachios used to be dyed red (or pink) to cover blemishes and imperfections created during the harvesting process. If you have no idea what red...
deviled eggs

Why are they called deviled eggs?

No one knows for sure why the word 'deviled' was originally used, however, there is speculation that it was due to the devil...
Gum

Does gum really take seven years to digest?

If one old wives' tale is true, gum will stay in your digestive system for seven years after being swallowed. Thankfully, this is nonsense. Nothing could...
Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli in a can

Was Chef Boyardee a real person?

Unlike the fictional product marketing icons of Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima, and Mrs. Butterworth, Chef Boyardee was indeed a real person. The others were created...
kitchen pot with boiling water

How deep does a pan have to be before it becomes a pot?

There is no single definition that differentiates a pot from a pan, but this here are a few factors: Many pots have two handles,...

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