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Many organisms, such as humans, ingest food to get the nutrients needed to maintain life. Cooking and preparation are often a necessity, but also a joy for many people. The Food and Cooking category includes questions and answers on the ingredients in food, recipes, nutritional information, cooking utensils, where to find certain foods, and much more. Bon Appetit!

Food & Cooking
Restaurants and Dining Establishments

What's your favorite bizarre food combination?

When I was around sixteen, I discovered the amazing interaction between eating microwaved popcorn and drinking chocolate milk. Normally, I'd find the combination of butter and chocolate unappealing, but there's something about that sweet and salty mix that hits the tastebuds just right. It's still my go-to movie snack at home.

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Condiments
Food & Cooking

What is the worst condiment?

Tabasco hot sauce - it doesn't even taste good, it just tastes like peppers and a LOT of vinegar.

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Sandwiches
Food & Cooking

What is the best way to cut a sandwich?

Diagonally is the definitive best way to cut a sandwich, I will not hear any other opinions, and there’s science to back it up. Surveys and studies show that the people demand a diagonally cut sandwich.

The reasons why people prefer the triangular sandwich halves are a little more speculative, but experts say it probably has to do with surface area and aesthetics.

The diagonal cut is, of course, longer than a straight up and down cut, meaning the available crustless biting surface is greater on each half, giving the illusion that there is less crust, which is always a good thing.

Some chefs argue that the diagonal cut makes the sandwich look bigger, or that it’s harder to spot imperfections on a triangle than on a rectangle, but the aesthetics thing is really something you have to feel in your heart.

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Corn
Food & Cooking

Is baby corn a special species of corn?

Baby corn is actually just immature regular corn, meaning it can come from most any type of corn. Sorry to disappoint.

To grow baby corn, you just plant sweet corn and then harvest the ears within three days of the silks emerging. Some farmers even harvest some baby corn and some full-grown corn from the same stalk.

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Subjective Questions
Food & Cooking

What is the one food you could eat for the rest of your life?

Sushi! It's versatile enough that I could never get bored.

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Food & Cooking
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter U?

This is a list of some foods beginning with the letter U:

  • Ube: purple yams
  • udder
  • udder tripe
  • Udi's bread
  • Udo
  • Udon Noodles
  • udu
  • ugali - Thick smooth porridge
  • Ugli fruit
  • uglies biscuts
  • Ugly Tomatoes
  • Ukha
  • ukoy - shrimp and bean sprouts
  • Ukrainian Rolls
  • Ulluco - South American tuber vegetable that resembles a small potato
  • Ultimate apple Crisp
  • Umble pie
  • Umbles - the offal of deer
  • umeboshi plums
  • umbricelli pasta
  • Umbrella fruit
  • Unagi - freshwater eel
  • unbleached flour
  • uncooked pasta
  • Undercooked meat
  • Undio
  • uniq fruit - hybrid citrus fruit of grapefruit, tangerine and orange that grows in tropical regions
  • unleavened bread
  • unpasturized milk
  • unsalted beer nuts
  • unsalted brazils
  • Unsalted butter
  • unsalted cashews
  • unsalted CPS almonds
  • unsalted hazelnuts
  • unsalted peanuts
  • unsalted pecans
  • Unsweetened apple sauce
  • unsweetened chocolate
  • Unpasteurized cheese
  • Upland cress
  • Upma: a south Indian food
  • Upside down cake
  • Upside Down Pineapple Cake
  • Urad dal
  • Urfa pepper flakes
  • urgelia cheese
  • urchins
  • usal - mung-bean curry
  • usicka prsuta
  • Uvas - a kind of grape

undercooked?

Ugli Fruit, Ude, Upside Down Pudding or Udon Noodles

Urgelia cheese is a food. It is a cows' milk cheese produced in Spain.

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Thanksgiving
Food & Cooking
Holidays and Traditions

What is the absolute best Thanksgiving dish? What's the absolute worst?

Stuffing. As Kevin said, it goes well with everything and stands up in the 'leftover' test! Honorable mention to green bean casserole. The 'worst' ... just don't get too creative. I like all the traditional stuff and I'm willing to accept change, but don't have Thanksgiving dinner be your testing table. If you're going to introduce something to the best meal of the year, be sure first it's a winner!
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Food & Cooking
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter P?

Best food which is start from P is Poha
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Food & Cooking
Pollution
Nuclear Weapons

What could be good to eat after nuclear fallout?

According to "A Fighting Chance" you could survive off plants such as grains, beans, and legumes after nuclear fallout.

Also canned foods would be alright as they are protected from radiation for the most part.

As for animals that you might consider eating, they will be affected by a combination of gamma radiation inside and out, as well as the intake of irradiated food or lack of food to eat altogether. Their organs would be so saturated in radiation that you would develop radiation poisoning from consuming them.

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Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter Z?

Here are some foods that begin with Z:

  • Zabaglione (a type of whipped custard)
  • Zander
  • Zapples
  • Zatar (a member of the mint family)
  • Zeaga
  • Zebra cake
  • Zebra fish
  • Zehac
  • Zeppelis
  • Zero bars
  • Zest (of a lemon)
  • Zesty salad
  • Zidiak
  • Zin
  • Zingers!
  • Ziti
  • Zoodles
  • Zucchini
  • Zuccotto
  • Zumba
  • Zuppe
  • Zuti
  • Zwiebrek (a type of bread)
  • Zyphome (type of root)
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Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter Q?

Some foods that begin with letter Q are:

  • quahog (type of clam)
  • Quack, a German Cheesecake
  • quail
  • quail eggs
  • Quaker's Oatmeal
  • Quaker 100% Natural Granola cereal
  • Quaker Life cereal
  • Quaker Oatmeal
  • Quaker oats
  • quaking pudding
  • Quality Street Chocolate
  • quamash
  • quandong
  • quark cheese
  • Quarter Pounder
  • qat
  • Quavers
  • queen cake
  • queenfish
  • queen olive
  • queen scallop
  • Queensland nut (aka: macadamia)
  • quenelle
  • quesadilla
  • queso
  • queso blanco
  • queso fresco
  • quiche
  • quiche ham and cheese
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • quiddany
  • quick bread
  • quince
  • quinine
  • quinine water
  • quinnat salmon
  • quinoa, protein rich seed
  • Quorn

I can think of:

Quesadilla

Quiche

Quail

Quahog

Quince and

Quinine (as a flavoring and medicine)

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Food & Cooking
Cooking Measurements
Beer and Brewing

What is bigger than a keg?

A barrel is two 15.5 gal. kegs, a drum contains 55 gallons.

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Food & Cooking
Food Safety
Mushrooms

Do you need to wash mushrooms before eating them?

It depends. Cultivated mushrooms can be brushed off with a dry or damp cloth and be completely fine. Wild mushrooms, on the other hand, often require a more thorough cleaning, and generally should be washed. Either way, there’s no harm in rinsing them.

Mushrooms are very absorbent, so the long-held wisdom has been if you wash them, they'll soak up all that water and lose their flavor. However, several informal studies have disproven that, so rinsing your mushrooms is probably not going to ruin any recipes, especially if you rinse them before you cut them up and dry them in a salad spinner.

One scenario in which you’d want to avoid rinsing your mushrooms, though, is if you're serving them raw. The water can cause some discoloration—nothing to worry about, except that it’s not exactly pretty. Cook’s Illustrated recommends brushing them with a dry toothbrush.

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Food & Cooking
Desserts, Snacks, and Treats

How do you make a torta chilena?

Torta chilena is a Costa Rican dessert; the link below has an excellent recipe.

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Who is known as the father of home science?

vishal srivstava

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Ketchup
Condiments
Food & Cooking

Is there a difference between ketchup and catsup?

No, not in the actual condiment. The two versions are merely alternate Westernized spellings of the original fish-based Chinese sauce that ketchup hails from. This proto-ketchup became popular among Western traders in the late 17th century.

As it gained traction in Europe, the sauce went through many incarnations (including a walnut-based version) before settling on the tomato goop we know and love. That’s why it says “tomato ketchup” on some bottles—it seems redundant today, but that’s only because no one goes around asking for walnut ketchup anymore.

“Ketchup” is the more popular spelling, and it became so in the mid to late 20th century. Heinz was an early “ketchup” adopter, and other big brands switched over as it gained more market share. But either spelling is technically acceptable—for example, the USDA exclusively uses “catsup.”

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Food & Cooking
Waste and Recycling
Manufacturing
Paper

What is baking paper made of?

== High density paper treated with acid == Baking paper (Vegetable parchment) is made using high density paper (made from regular wood sources) that goes through an acid treatment. The result is strong, non-stick and heat-resistant. Silicone and other oil-based coatings are sometimes added to make it non-stick.

It is also good for easy clean up, it is not just for baking you can use it to line a basket to put food in at parties

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Cooking Measurements
Chicken Meat

How many ounces are in 2 cups of cooked chicken?

about 16 ounces.

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Cooking Equipment
Switzerland

What Traditional cooking methods and utensils are used in Switzerland?

There have been many utensils used....these statistics could not match the following results, to interpret the given data that use this required attoinment, the following characteristics....

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Food & Cooking
Honey

Can honey be microwaved?

Yes it can, but in a microwave safe container and I would personally cover the container since if the honey gets on the inside of the microwave it will not be easy to clean up.

Be aware that heating honey destroys the healthful enzymes contained in it. It can be more healthful to eat raw honey. Microwaving honey can also alter its taste. To make hardened honey return to a liquid state, put the container in a bowl of hot water for 15 minutes.

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Cheeses

What does Edam cheese taste like?

Mild and creamy with a strong scent of feet

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Food & Cooking
Food Spoilage

How long Keep cooked Egg Foo Young?

Three days is the longest you should keep Egg Foo Young leftovers, as the eggs and other ingredients are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause foodborne illness. As with other leftovers, when you DO reheat them, make sure it's reheated to 165 Degrees F, to kill any bacteria that may have started to form.

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Desserts, Snacks, and Treats
Restaurants and Dining Establishments

What is formal food service?

a sweet tender starter which may include pieces of a choice of fish, chicken, lamb, etc.

If vegetarian you can serve dishes of vegetable potatoes or other fresh ranges.

I think the question may refer to 'Silver Service': the diners are seated and waiters or servers move round the table offering each dish. Food is offered to the right of the diner and is placed on the diner's plate by the waiter using a fork and spoon, rather like chopsticks, to lift and transport the food.

Between courses wine waiters move around the table filling glasses which are placed on the table just above the knives at the right hand side of the plate.

After a course, plates and cutlery are cleared by servers moving in to the Left side of the diner. Then the next course is served in a similar way to the right of the diner.

There may be a toast in between courses when the host at the head of the table or a toastmaster will announce the toast. Diners may be expected to stand, to raise their glasses and repeat the phrasing of the toast, for example, "The Queen" before reseating themselves.

The array of cutlery and wine glasses at a formal dinner may be bewildering - the usual rule is to begin outside and work inwards. The serving staff will remove each piece of cutlery, crockery or wine glass as it becomes redundant and you simply pick up the outermost utensil for the next course.

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Meat

How much lunch meat is needed to feed 50 people?

assuming each eats around 1/4lb then about 12.5lbs lunch meat

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Sales Tax

Does the nslc site include tax in their prices?

The National Sign Language Commission does not charge tax for educational organizations.

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