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Frozen Food

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Vocabulary that we use when talking about frozen food. This lesson was inspired by a student of mine, Monica from Italy, who asked why, if we freeze things, don't we unfreeze them? I decided to make a microlearning lesson that would provide the answer and give students the necessary vocabulary for talking about defrosting, thawing, freezing, and melting food items. This lesson uses short videos to make the message clear and gives you the chance to test your understanding of the vocabulary with a self-test feature.

Put something into a freezer at a sufficiently low temperature and it begins to freeze. Clarence Birdseye: While frozen food has existed wherever the climate was cold enough to freeze food, Clarence Birdseye is credited with inventing, in 1924, the quick freezing process that produces the food stored in your freezer today. You probably have some Birds Eye branded frozen food in your freezer. The thin layer of ice that forms on objects exposed to freezing temperatures is called frost. If you take frozen food out of the freezer and leave it in a warm place, the ice melts. We don't cook melted frozen food, we cook frozen food when it's been defrosted or thawed. When the weather begins to warm up, any winter snow or ice begins to thaw, not defrost. Eating Frozen Food - Apart from ice-creams and ice-lollies, you can't eat frozen food straight from the freezer. Before you eat it, you have to return it to its original non-frozen state. This process is called defrosting or thawing the food. Defrosting may have resulted from Clarence Birdseye's company being rebranded in 1929 as Birds Eye Frosted Foods. For the food to defrost, or thaw, you need to leave it in a warm place for some time.

 

 

 

 

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