extra fancy apples

What are “Extra Fancy” apples?

"Extra Fancy" is a USDA grade for classifying apples. Below are the different USDA grades an apple can be: U.S. Extra Fancy Grade: "Extra Fancy" apples...
bowl of pretzels

Why are pretzels brown?

No one can say for sure why pretzels were originally made to appear brown. However, I can tell you what makes them brown. The distinct...
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...

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