The cheese ball's magnificent array of cheese, herbs, spices and nuts holds a soft spot in my heart. But a huge hunk of cheese slathered on crackers isn’t exactly considered a healthy appetizer option.
Scanning the stovetop, you may see sauce on the backsplash, oil on the countertop and grease on nearby appliances. Simple meals can evolve into a scrubbing nightmare without quick action or prior planning.
An ancient practice designed to prevent spoilage, among the first food preservation practices were the salting of meat and fish, adding sugar in canned foods and pickling vegetables. Today, preservatives continue this important role.