Balsamic Vinegar – 10 Things to Know

Balsamic Vinegar – 10 Things to Know

1. Balsamic vinegar is a sweet and complex tasting vinegar originally from Italy but gaining popularity throughout the world. 2. It is a special type of vinegar. Unlike regular vinegars that are derived from fermented alcohol, Balsamic vinegar is made … Continue reading

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Six Types of Vinegar for your Kitchen

Six Types of Vinegar for your Kitchen

This is a guest post by Gretchen Witowich, MS RD. Fooducate has already elucidated the versatility of vinegar, so there’s no question that if it isn’t a staple in your pantry it should be.  However, distilled white vinegar is just … Continue reading

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When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

A Fooducate community member, V.N., recently alerted us to a mail-order salad dressings from Walden Farms: Eating a salad is healthy, unless it’s topped with high calorie, high fat salad dressings that can easily add hundreds of calories. Instead, eat … Continue reading

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Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha hot sauce has reached cult status over the last few years. Now that the news of a potential shutdown of its manufacturing plant in Irwindale California has reached the public, there seems to be a mild panic in the … Continue reading

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Are You Eating Enough Mustard?

Are You Eating Enough Mustard?

In the US, mustard is big business – sales are around $300 million a year. But this is not as high as ketchup sales, estimated at over $500 million annually. We’d like to see the numbers even out, because from … Continue reading

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Prepare These Pickles Today to Upgrade Your Fourth of July BBQ to Heavenly

Prepare These Pickles Today to Upgrade Your Fourth of July BBQ to Heavenly

Warning: After making these pickles, you’ll never want to go back to the store bought stuff. Fourth of July is coming up, and many of us will be celebrating not too far from a hot dog or burger. A nice … Continue reading

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Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. People are generally of two camps regarding salad dressings – homemade or store-bought/bottled.  Making your own requires just a few simple ingredients … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Mayonnaise

11 Things to Know About Mayonnaise

1. The three building blocks of mayonnaise are (1) raw egg yolks (!) (2) vegetable oil (3) vinegar      Seasoning, mustard, and lemon juice may be added for flavor. 2. The source of the word “mayonnaise” is unknown, but … Continue reading

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SIX Ways to Use Vinegar with Your Food

SIX Ways to Use Vinegar with Your Food

It gets rid of mold, it’s good for cleaning windows and it makes amazing “volcano” science fair projects when combined with baking soda. But did you know that vinegar can be used in your kitchen too? Here are six quick … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Horseradish [Like how it got its name]

10 Things to Know About Horseradish [Like how it got its name]

1. Horseradish is the ugly brother of the crowd favorite condiment triumvirate (ketchup, mustard, and mayo). It has been around for thousands of years. 2. Horseradish is the root of the Armoracia rusticana plant. Its cousins are wasabi, mustard, broccoli … Continue reading

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