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What’s the Difference Between a Quiche and a Frittata?

What’s the Difference Between a Quiche and a Frittata?

One word: crust. Quiches have it, and frittatas don't. Because of the crust disparity, you have to cook these eggy breakfast-brunch dishes differently. And that requires more words. READ MORE

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

It's surprising how many hard-fast, nit-picky rules there are for such a relaxed, no-fuss food as the humble hot dog. It's just a casual American wiener, so what's the big whoop? READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Gnocchi and Gnudi?

What’s the Difference Between Gnocchi and Gnudi?

A bowl of gnocchi or gnudi is like a jewelry box filled with clouds or tiny pillows. When made correctly, they're fluffy, ethereal, rich ricotta dumplings. You may not even know what gnudi is, let alone the difference between it and gnocchi. They're like Italian brothers — with many similarities but you can tell them apart when you know what to look for. READ MORE

Can Eating Poppy Seeds Make You Fail a Drug Test?

Can Eating Poppy Seeds Make You Fail a Drug Test?

If you're starting a new job or you could encounter a drug test soon for any reason, you could face some alarming results — even if your most potent drugs of choice are Advil and vitamin C supplements. Think twice about that "everything" bagel at your local deli and that slice of lemon-poppy seed cake. Sure, we want it all on our bagels, including poppy seeds, but at what price? READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

What’s the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

Stuff in your foamy ear plugs: It's a like a heavy metal fight. Actually, they're more like teammates than opponents. Think of it as a friendly battle of the bands. READ MORE

Are Whole-Wheat and All-Purpose Flour Interchangeable?

Are Whole-Wheat and All-Purpose Flour Interchangeable?

Only if you want dense cakes and cardboardy pie crusts. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Ratatouille and Caponata?

What’s the Difference Between Ratatouille and Caponata?

One dish has an adorable Disney-Pixar movie featuring a spunky rat chef named after it. The other, well, it doesn't. (Fail.) Cartoons aside, you could make this comparison of ratatouille and caponata into a culinary battle between France and Italy, but let's be grownups. We, along with millions of others, are enamored with the cuisines from both European countries. For, like, ever. READ MORE

Why Can Lactose-Intolerant People Eat Some Cheeses and Not Others?

Why Can Lactose-Intolerant People Eat Some Cheeses and Not Others?

Given our seemingly insatiable obsession with foods like mac 'n' cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, and mac 'n' cheese–stuffed gri... READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?

What’s the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?

The butter square softens around the edges as amber sweetness drips down the stack of steaming hotcakes, matching your leisurely Sunday morning pace. Or maybe you order yours at a French café, filled with sugared ricotta or proscuitto and spinach, drizzled with a balsamic glaze. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Fertilized and Unfertilized Eggs?

What’s the Difference Between Fertilized and Unfertilized Eggs?

The horror of cracking open an egg in your kitchen to find a dead, bloody baby bird inside is more of a fear than fact. True, it happened to me once and I didn't eat eggs for a few years afterward. But that is very, very, very rare, eggsperts say. Sorry (not sorry!) for that pun. Edible egg advocates even say it never happens. READ MORE