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...
dill pickles

Why is it called a dill pickle?

The dill in dill pickle refers to the herb that is used to flavor the pickle. A pickled cucumber (commonly known as just a pickle)...
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,...
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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