Dill pickle

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)...
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...
Pie

What is the difference between pie and cobbler?

Pie usually has crust only on the bottom, while cobbler usually only has crust on the top. There are exceptions, though. Pilgrims were said to be...
Fruits and vegetables

What makes a fruit a fruit and a vegetable a vegetable?

Fruits and vegetables are classified from both botanical and culinary standpoints. Botanically speaking, fruits are edible seed-bearing structures that develop from the ovary of a...
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...

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