Don't be afraid of prepackaged foods, use them to your advantage. Learn how to use prepackaged foods to make a quick meal when unexpected guests arrive or incorporate them into a dish for shortcut cooking.
We may take canned food for granted. Certainly, there's nothing simpler than popping open a can of chicken soup and nuking it in the microwave for dinner. But we owe this dinnertime solution to French chef Nicolas Appert.
If you're a smart grocery shopper, you can hit the market once a week for perishables and stock up just a few times annually for canned and boxed goods. These perennial items have long shelf lives, but will one last longer?
You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a brand of pasta by the box it comes in? Food packaging makes an environmental, marketing and nutritional impact. What are the basics of the jugs, bags and boxes?
Even before Louis Pasteur made his breakthrough with pasteurization way back in 1862, science has had a close relationship with food. And that relationship continues to this day with modern food science.