A serving size is the amount of food or drink that is recommended or generally served. The MyPlate program, which replaced the food pyramid, offers serving sizes for a variety of foods and food groups. Labels on packaged food items also list serving sizes.
A bottle of champagne holds approximately 25 ounces. Champagne is traditionally measured in milliliters, and that is the unit that will be on the bottle's label.
An unopened bottle of nonvintage champagne stays good for three to four years. A bottle of unopened vintage champagne stays good for more than 20 years.
The average alcohol content of beer by volume is between 4 and 6 percent. Low-alcohol beers such may have 0.5 to 2 percent alcohol by volume, while stronger beers may have up to 12 percent.
Brandy can be mixed with Coke. A classic brandy and Coke cocktail can be made by mixing 1.5 ounces of brandy with 4.5 ounces of Coke. This cocktail is best served over ice and garnished with a lime wedge.
Director of nutrition for WebMD Kathleen M. Zelman explains that drinking water has several benefits, including maintaining a balance of bodily fluids, controlling calories, energizing the muscles, keeping the skin looking good, helping the kidneys and maintaining a healthy bowel function. However, Glasgow-based general practitioner Margaret McCartney in a MailOnline.com article warns against drinking too much water, stating that drinking water when not thirsty may impair concentration.
Distilled water and demineralized water are both types of purified water, but they are made with different processes. Distilled water is heated above the boiling point to become water vapor. The vapor is collected in a separate container, leaving the impurities behind. The vapor returns to liquid as distilled water.
The best way to reheat fried food is in the oven on the broil setting. The food should be in aluminum foil with the top open and placed as close to the broiler element as possible. Once food sizzles, it should be removed, turned and broiled on the other side.
Hot dogs can be cooked straight out of the freezer. Because they are fully cooked already, no food safety issues arise when cooking them frozen. Cooking frozen meats takes approximately 50 percent longer than cooking the same meat fresh. Sometimes, hot dogs cooked right out of the freezer have a slightly different taste, but this difference can be camouflaged with condiments.
When used to stir hot food, a wooden spoon stays cool to the touch and won't scratch the pan. When mixing ingredients, the paddle shape of a wooden spoon blends better than a metal or plastic spoon.
Canola oil was developed by Canadian plant breeders in 1974. It is derived from modified cultivars of rapeseed that exclude the anti-nutritional components of the original plant. By international standards, any oil labeled as canola must contain no more than 2 percent erucic acid and 30 micromoles of glucosinolates.
To make brownies from scratch, obtain 7 oz. of dark chocolate, three eggs, 6 oz. of salted butter, 7 oz. of soft brown sugar and 4 oz. of flour. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and combine and bake the ingredients.
Plate service, also called American service, is a name for a type of service where food is prepared and pre-portioned in the kitchen of a restaurant. The food is then served to patrons on plates by a waiter.
Sesame seeds come from the Sesamum Indicum plant, which is a native of Africa. The seeds are used to make sesame oil and spices, and are also used as a flavoring on bread.
Kelp caviar is a vegetarian version of caviar. The seaweed is fashioned to look and taste like caviar. Kelp caviar originated in Denmark, and it can be found in various parts of Europe.
There are a few different ways to reheat corn on the cob. The ear of corn can be placed in a microwave with a cup of water and cooked for about 2 minutes on high. It can also be wrapped in a wet paper towel in the microwave.
The ideal temperature for keeping food warm in the oven until it is time to serve is between 140 degrees and 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Since harmful bacteria can grow when the temperature in the oven falls under 140 degrees, keeping food in the oven at the appropriate temperature until serving can help stave off food-borne illnesses and bacteria that cause food poisoning.
Duncan Hines was a traveling salesman who became known for his reviews and list of recommended restaurants, motels and hotels across the country. Today, he is most closely associated with a line of food products that bears his name.
Distillation has several practical uses, including laboratory scale, food processing, herbal, medicinal and industrial. Commercial processes include the production of gasoline, kerosene and several other liquids. Distillation is a technique used to separate mixtures based on differences required to change the phase of the components.
There are 14.3 grams in a tablespoon. Since grams and tablespoons are different measurements, it is difficult to precisely convert one to the other without knowing the exact ingredient. Grams measure how much an object weighs, while tablespoons measure the volume that an object takes up.
The amount of ham needed to feed 14 people depends on the type of ham that is being served. The serving size varies between boneless ham, bone-in ham or spiral ham.
The average packaged, presliced slice of cheese weighs about 0.6 ounces. The dimensions, thickness and type of cheese impact the weight of each slice.
The unit that is used to measure energy in food is the kilocalorie, or kcal. In food, kilocalories are usually known as simply "calories," sometimes as "Calories" with a capital "C."
Depending on the pasta's shape, usually 4 cups of dry pasta is equal to 1 pound of pasta. Because 1 cup of dry pasta equals about 2 cups of cooked noodles, 1 pound of dry pasta yields 8 cups cooked.
A sprig of parsley is a small piece of the herb. A sprig is generally between 2 and 4 inches long. In a recipe, about 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley can be substituted for a sprig.