Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD. As a home cook, I’m a little bit lazy and a whole lot frugal. If there is a way to save money or time, I will try it. Not … Continue reading

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Should I Add Imitation Bacon Bits to My Salad?

Should I Add Imitation Bacon Bits to My Salad?

Fooducate community member Caroline asks: I have a feeling I already know, but how unhealthy are these [bacon bits] compared to simply using real bacon? Great question. We analyzed the nutrition label and ingredient list (you can too, by using … Continue reading

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What Secret Ingredients are Lurking in Burger King’s New Bacon Sundae?

What Secret Ingredients are Lurking in Burger King’s New Bacon Sundae?

Burger King’s summer menu includes a new dessert that’s riding high on the bacon fetish that has swept America in the last few years. The Bacon Sundae is your basic Sundae dessert with a few pieces of bacon shoved in … Continue reading

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The Not So Real Bacon Shake from Jack-in-the-Box

The Not So Real Bacon Shake from Jack-in-the-Box

Just when you thought the everything bacon trend was over, fast food chain Jack in the Box is introducing the Bacon Milkshake. For a limited time only, of course. Yes, it’s for real. Not the bacon, the shake. Well, the … Continue reading

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KFC Inside Out Sandwich? [Horror Food]

KFC Inside Out Sandwich? [Horror Food]

Thank you to Bec from Food Geekery, a rehabilitated junk food addict, for sending this one over to us. Unless this is a hoax, Kentucky Fried Chicken is now offering “Double Down”, a bacon and cheese sandwich forgoing bread and … Continue reading

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7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

Image via Wikipedia 1. Sodium Nitrite and its closely related Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in prepared meat and fish such as ham, bacon, hot dogs, corned beef (spam), luncheon meats, and smoked fish. 2. Sodium Nitrite helps … Continue reading

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