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...
hot dogs

What is the difference between cured and uncured meat?

Labeling meat as uncured is mainly a regulatory quirk and marketing gimmick created by a consumer demand to eat healthier and consume fewer chemicals...
Harland Colonel Sanders

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Colonel Sanders was really a colonel, but not a military colonel. "Kentucky Colonel" is an honorary title awarded to an individual in Kentucky by the...
Black Forest Ham

Does Black Forest ham come from a black forest?

Black Forest ham, or Schwarzwälder Schinken in German, is a variety of dry-cured smoked ham that comes from the hind leg of a pig....
Egg Roll

Why is it called an egg roll if there is no egg in it?

No one knows for sure where the name egg roll comes from, but there are two leading theories. The first theory is that the dough...

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