An Onion Recall Is Impacting All 50 States

In case this year couldn’t throw us any more curveballs, there’s a new country-wide food recall impacting one of our favorite kitchen staples: onions.
According to an August 1 announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Thomson Internati…

In case this year couldn't throw us any more curveballs, there's a new country-wide food recall impacting one of our favorite kitchen staples: onions.

According to an August 1 announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, "Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions" because they may potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

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How to Tell if an Avocado Is Bad

A few years ago, an Australian company called Naturo Technologies invented a machine—the Natavo Zero, aka the Avocado Time Machine. This ATM supposedly miraculously slows the avocado ripening process, keeping it from turning brown for up to 10 days wit…

A few years ago, an Australian company called Naturo Technologies invented a machine—the Natavo Zero, aka the Avocado Time Machine. This ATM supposedly miraculously slows the avocado ripening process, keeping it from turning brown for up to 10 days without the use of chemicals—or olive oil, or lemon juice, or red onion. (Naturo Technologies is currently working on a new process of pasteurization that leaves more of the natural vitamins and enzymes in the milk.)

The implications of this Avocado Time Machine? Let’s say you did all the sleuthing at the store for the perfectly-ripe avocado: You sought out fruits (yes, they’re a fruit) with a darker green, almost black skin color. You squeezed only a handful (ha) of avocados at the store (applying gentle pressure only, obviously). You found the one that was perfectly ripe and ready, and nicked off the stem to check the color of the round (perfectly light green). But then, you got home, and forgot about the avocado—not remembering until days later, and your once-perfectly ripe avocado is now a brown and mushy avocado.

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Do You Need to Disinfect Your Groceries Right Now?

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


The slight silver lining of quarantine is the additional time we have now to spend with our families, sort things (i.e. cabinets) out, and attempt new cooking projects. But, with home cooking comes grocery shopping, which, amid coronavirus, is not absent of food safety-related concerns and questions.

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How Long Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last?

So, you took the time to hard-boil some eggs for a weekend Easter egg-dyeing project (or, you know, tomorrow’s desk salad). But when it comes to boiling eggs—how long in advance is too long in advance? Should they be stored peeled or unpeeled? And shou…

So, you took the time to hard-boil some eggs for a weekend Easter egg-dyeing project (or, you know, tomorrow's desk salad). But when it comes to boiling eggs—how long in advance is too long in advance? Should they be stored peeled or unpeeled? And should you not have—gasp—left them on the counter overnight? We’ve got the answers below.

How long do hard-boiled eggs last in the fridge?

Whether peeled or unpeeled, hard-boiled eggs will stay A-OK for up to a week in the fridge.

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There’s a Romaine Recall Right Now: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Romaine, it seems, is back at it again—and not in a good way. On November 22, the CDC released a statement warning that the classic leafy green could be at risk for E. coli.

Now before we go tossing lettuce out the window, it’s important to note that …

Romaine, it seems, is back at it again—and not in a good way. On November 22, the CDC released a statement warning that the classic leafy green could be at risk for E. coli.

Now before we go tossing lettuce out the window, it’s important to note that the CDC advises only against romaine (or products containing the green) sourced from the Salinas Valley, in California. For now, the recall only concerns romaine grown in the region, and no other produce.

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