Replace kitchen sponges regularly and wash them thoroughly with soap after using.
Number to Know
30 seconds: Replace kitchen sponges regularly and wash them thoroughly with soap after using. You also can kill harmful bacteria by tossing a damp sponge in the dishwasher or by zapping it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
The Globe artichoke is native to what area of the world?
C. The Mediterranean
D. The United States
Answer at bottom of rail.
Wise to the Word
cardoon: A cardoon is a vegetable, also known as the artichoke thistle, that looks a bit like celery on a bad day and has a flavor reminiscent of artichoke hearts and salsify. Popular in Italy, Spain and France, the cardoon is related to the Globe artichoke.
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Food Quiz answer
- C. (According to WebMD.com, the vegetable is native to the Mediterranean — not to be confused with the Jerusalem artichoke or the Chinese artichoke. However, Castroville, Calif., where three-quarters of all the artichokes grown in the state are harvested, proclaims itself the "Artichoke Center of the World.")