Food & Cooking

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!

Asked by Kyleigh Jacobs in Food & Cooking, Restaurants and Dining Establishments

What's your favorite bizarre food combination?

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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.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter U?

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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.
Asked by Michael Bogisich in Thanksgiving, Food & Cooking, Holidays and Traditions

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

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Best: Pumpkin pie. Worst: Green bean casserole, especially the kind made with cream of mushroom soup.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter P?

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Here are some foods that begin with the letter P: Pablum Pacific cod Pacific herring Pacific salmon Pacific saury Pacific trout Pad thai noodles Paella Pancakes Pancetta Paneer cheese Panfish Pan fry Panini Pani puri Panko Panna cotta Pannetone Pansy Papaya Pappadams Pappardelle Paradise nut Parfait Parma ham Parmesan cheese Parmesano-reggiano cheese Parsley Parsnip Partridge Passionfruit Pasta Pastafazool Pasta salad Pastrami Pastry Pasty Patagonian toothfish Pattypan squash Pavlova Paw-paws Pay day candy bar Peach Peach cobbler Peach palm Peacock tongues -- a gourmet delicacy relished in days of old in Greece, Rome, and Arabian palaces. Peanut brittle Peanut butter Peanut butter cookies Peanuts Pear Pearl barley Pearl millet Pearl onions Peas Pea soup Pecans Pecorino-romano cheese Peking duck Pelagic cod Pemmican Penne Penuche Pepper Peppercorns Pepperidge farm cookies Pepper jack cheese Peppermint Peppermint candy Peppermint patties Pepperoncini Pepperoni Perch Pernil -- puerto rican style pork shoulder Persian lime Persimmon Pesto Petit four Pheasant Philly beef and cheese Phophyllo Phyllo dough Piccalilli Pickering Pickled bologna Pickled egg Pickled pig's feet Pickles Pico de gallo Pie Pierogies Pig's knuckles Pigeon Pigeon plum Pignola nuts (pine nuts) Pigs in a blanket (sandwiches) Pike Pilaf Pilchards Pili nut Pimento Pineapple Pine nuts Pink lady apples Pink peppercorns Pink salmon Pinto beans Pirogi (polish doughnut) Pistachio ice cream Pistachios Pita bread Pixy stix Pizza Pizzelle Plaice (fish) Plankton Plantains Plum Pluot Po'boy Poached eggs Poached peaches Poha Poi Poi (a hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro) Poison apples Polenta Polish sausage Polk salad Pollock Pomegranate Pomelo Pomfret Pompano Pond apple Poor man's lobster Pop-tarts Popcorn Popovers Poppy seeds Pop rocks Popsicle Porcini (mushrooms) Pork Pork chops Pork fried rice Pork pie Pork rinds Pork roast Porridge Portabella mushrooms Porterhouse steak Port salut cheese Post cereals Potage (french soup) Potas Potato Potato chips Potato salad Pot barlet Pot pie Pot roast Potstickers Poultry Pound cake Poutine Prairie turnip Pralines Pralines and cream ice cream Prawns Preserves Pretzels Prickly pear cactus Prickly pears Prime rib Primrose (herbs) Pringles Prosciutto Provolone cheese Prune Prussian asparagus Psarosoupa Pudding Puff pastry Pulav Pulses (beans, etc.) Pummelo Pumpernickel bread Pumpkin Pumpkin pie Pumpkin puree Pu Pu platter Puran poli Puri Purple hull peas Purple Peruvian (potatoes)
Asked in Food & Cooking, Pollution, Nuclear Weapons

What could be good to eat after nuclear fallout?

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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.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter Z?

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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)
Asked in Food & Cooking, Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter Q?

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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)
Asked by Sonny Bernhard in Food & Cooking, Food Safety, Mushrooms

Do you need to wash mushrooms before eating them?

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Yes, wash them. Commercially grown mushrooms are often grown in rich soil-like mixtures with plenty of manure. Also, do not eat mushrooms raw. Even common grocery store mushrooms contain compounds that may be toxic to some degree, but which can be made safer by cooking.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Cooking Measurements, Beer and Brewing

What is bigger than a keg?

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A barrel is two 15.5 gal. kegs, a drum contains 55 gallons.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats

How do you make a torta chilena?

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Torta chilena is a Costa Rican dessert; the link below has an excellent recipe.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some foods that begin with the letter N?

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Some foods that begin with the letter N include: Nachos Naan bread Naked Juices Nalley's chips nan nandos Napa grapes naranja (Spanish for orange) narcissus narwhal meat Nasi-Goreng [fried rice] Nashville barbecue nasturtiums Natural yoghurt Navel Oranges Navy Beans Neopolitan ice cream neapolitan pizza Necco wafers Nectar nectarine Nectarine crepes neem oil neeps (a scottish word for potatoes) Nehi Nerds (candy) Nestle's Crunch candy bar Nestle Quick Neufchatel cheese Newburg Newcastle New England clam chowder new English muffin new potato Newtons (the cookie) New York cheesecake New York strip steak New York French fries New york lettuce New York corn Nibbles Night Train nikoi salad Nilla wafers Nirnroot nitric juce Nog nonfat milk nonpareils norriandos Noodle-Oodle Noodles de ramon Noodle soup Noodle chicken soup noodles Noodles with chicken Now and Laters Nougat nouveau cuisine Nuclear Iced Tea nuggets Nukes nutmeg Nutrigrain bars (brand of cereal bar) nuts Nutella Nutralite (Soybeans) Nutterbutter cookies Nutty chocolate cake Nutty greens with bacon and blue cheese Noodles Nacho
Asked in Food & Cooking, Waste and Recycling, Manufacturing, Paper

What is baking paper made of?

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== 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
Asked in Food & Cooking, Cooking Equipment , Switzerland

What Traditional cooking methods and utensils are used in Switzerland?

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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....
Asked in Food & Cooking, Honey

Can honey be microwaved?

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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.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Cheeses

What does Edam cheese taste like?

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Mild and creamy with a strong scent of feet
Asked in Food & Cooking, Meat

How much lunch meat is needed to feed 50 people?

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assuming each eats around 1/4lb then about 12.5lbs lunch meat
Asked in Food & Cooking, Food Spoilage

How long Keep cooked Egg Foo Young?

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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.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Restaurants and Dining Establishments

What is formal food service?

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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.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Sales Tax

Does the nslc site include tax in their prices?

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The National Sign Language Commission does not charge tax for educational organizations.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Storage of Dry Goods

Do crackers spoil?

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Yes if left in open they absorb moisture,lose flavour and crispness
Asked in Food & Cooking, Ingredient Substitutions

How can you make a butterscotch sauce without cream?

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1 egg 1/4 c. water 1/3 c. white corn syrup 1/4 c. butter 2/3 c. brown sugar Mix well and boil in double boiler until thick. Store in refrigerator. If you can't use butter due to allergies use a soy butter it tastes just as good, along with if you cannot use the egg, boil one cup of flax with two cups of water and then let stand over night after it is strained, use 2 tbs as a egg substitute. If you use a real egg make sure you are constantly whisking it over the double boiler, because you could end up making scrambled eggs. Also you can use brown corn syrup,, although it will then have a sweeter taste. I hope this answer and recipe helps.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Ingredient Substitutions, Citrus Fruit

Can you substitute tangerine zest for orange zest?

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They are slightly different things, but both are edible, and probably have a similar (but different) flavour.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Nutritional Measurement, Chicken Meat

How much protein is there in 1 whole chicken?

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Because chickens come in different sizes, it is only possible to give a very rough approximation. Begin by assuming that even an average chicken could provide at least 4 servings, and a serving is about 1 cup of skinless, boneless meat. One serving provides about 40 to 45 grams of protein, and 4 servings - assumed to be one small chicken - would total 160 to 180 grams of protein.