A lot of times you’ll hear someone refer to a pickle as a kosher pickle or a dill pickle. Are they the same thing? What’s the difference? The Short Answer There are Kosher Dill Pickles and Dill Pickles. There are some very minor differences between these two but for the most part, they are the […]
Are all custard-based desserts essentially the same thing? Are crème brûlée and crème caramel just different words for the same creamy dessert? The Short Answer No, despite several similarities Crème brûlée and Creme Carmel are not the same thing. The Long Answer Custards are weird in that they’re pretty similar to one another. Crème brûlée and […]
Taco and chili seasoning packets look the same and have a lot of the same ingredients. Are they interchangeable? The Short Answer Yes, taco seasoning and chili seasoning are essentially the same, with minor differences. The Long Answer Good Mexican food is all about the seasoning. That delectable combination of flavor and spice comes from […]
When you open a can of RoTel it might resemble salsa, but is it actually salsa? Are these two products the same thing? The Short Answer No, RoTel and Salsa are not the same. The Long Answer When you open up a can of RoTel, it could be easy to mistake it for salsa. They […]
They’re both grits, right? Just different colors? Wait, is there a difference between white and yellow grits? The Short Answer The only real difference between white and yellow grits is the color of the corn they are made from, but there are some very slight nutritional and taste variances. The Long Answer So, I live in the […]
Eggplants and Aubergine look exactly the same. They taste exactly the same. Wait…are they the same? The Short Answer Yes, Aubergine and Eggplant are exactly the same thing. Same plant, different names. The Long Answer Ever noticed how fried eggplant and fried aubergine taste and look exactly the same? That’s because they are the exact […]
Are tomatoes vegetables, or are they fruits? Scientists and lawmakers disagree. The Short Answer While many botanists insist that tomatoes are a fruit, the United States Supreme Court legally declared them a vegetable in the late 1800s. The Long Answer At some point we’ve all heard that Snapple bottle cap piece of trivia, “tomatoes aren’t […]
Bruschetta is a favorite appetizer at dinner parties the world over. But does the word describe the bread or the toppings? The Short Answer The word bruschetta is describing the bread and not the toppings. The Long Answer As an Italian American, I’ve had my fair share of bruschetta. When I realized that this was […]
Beans are often called the musical fruit. But is that accurate? Are beans actually fruits? The Short Answer The answer varies on who you ask, but in our opinion, beans are vegetables. The Long Answer “Beans beans the musical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot. The more you toot the better you […]
They’re warm, liquid, and tomato based, but what is the difference between all three of these hot tomato dishes? The Short Answer: These three soups differ from one another based on several ingredients and preparation methods. The Long Answer: Tomato soup is often best enjoyed alongside a piping hot grilled cheese sandwich. It’s something I think […]
Mushrooms are a welcome addition to many main courses – from steak to salads. But is that actually mold you’re eating?
Both of these large pots have become popular kitchen appliances. But are they the same thing? Are they interchangeable? The Short Answer? While the Ninja Foodi can do everything that the Instant Pot does, the Instant Pot cannot do everything that the Ninja Foodi does. The Long Answer The Ninja Foodi and Instant Pot are […]
Coffee beans might be called “beans”, but are they actually nuts? Where do coffee beans come from? How does one classify this vital component to many people’s morning routine? The Short Answer No, coffee is actually a seed. The Long Answer Coffee beans are one of those items which are mis-categorized based on appearance. They […]
Many people mistake beans and peas. Are they the same thing? Do peas belong to the bean family? The Short Answer No, beans and peas are totally different from one another. The Long Answer This is one of those topics that I understand the confusion around. Both peas and beans are legumes. They are seeds […]
If you like your shrimp with some rice, then you’ve likely encountered either shrimp creole or shrimp etouffee, but are they the same exact dish? The Short Answer No, shrimp creole and shrimp etouffee are completely different, yet related, dishes. The Long Answer I love shrimp articles. It’s such a versatile seafood. One of my favorite things about shrimp both […]
Are these various cuts of meat all the same thing? What’s the main difference between Schnitzel, Scallopini, and Cutlets?