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...
Vegetable Oil

What vegetables are in vegetable oil?

Vegetable oil (a.k.a. vegetable fat) is the fat extracted mostly from the seeds of plants/vegetables. I always assumed vegetable oil was extracted from the core...
baked beans in cast iron pot

Are baked beans really baked?

Baked beans are sometimes baked and sometimes not. I googled "baked beans recipe" and read through the first ten search results. One recipe called...
convection oven button

What does the convection button on my oven do?

Pressing the convection button on your oven will turn on convection fan(s) inside the oven chamber. The term “convection” implies a fan is being...
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...

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