Avoid Premature Spoiling of Fruits and Vegetables: Ever wonder why your fruit bowl looks like a sixth-grade science project only days after you set it out? As some fruits and vegetables ripen, they release ethylene, a gas that can cause other produce to become spotted, soft, or mealy. To prevent this, keep ethylene-sensitive fruits and vegetables separate from varieties that emit the gas.
Inspired by Chick-fil-A: Almost-Famous Chicken Sandwiches : Chick-fil-A claims, "We Didn't Invent the Chicken, Just the Chicken Sandwich." Food Network Kitchen can't make claims that grand, but they did crack the secret — apparently it's the seasoning that makes this sandwich so addictive.