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Eat: Bon Appétit!

Food is essential to survival, but it can be so much more than simple sustenance. Whether you're dining out or dining in, with a group or by yourself, we've got tips, tricks, recipes, and recommendations to help you make the most of every meal.

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These Outdoor Entertaining Hacks Will Help You Keep Your Cool This Summer

These Outdoor Entertaining Hacks Will Help You Keep Your Cool This Summer

by Jen Wheeler | Summer exerts a pull as compelling as any siren song; the fair weather and the fully blossomed beauty of nature in its prime draws us all outdoors...

Savory Muffins to Pack in Your Picnic Basket

Savory Muffins to Pack in Your Picnic Basket This Summer

by Jen Wheeler | Ideally, picnic fare is easily portable, not overly messy, and able to be eaten without utensils. Pressed picnic sandwiches definitely fit the bill...

If You Love S'mores, You Have the Girl Scouts to Thank

If You Love S'mores, You Have the Girl Scouts to Thank

by Jessica Gentile | Now that it's summertime, you've probably found yourself lounging by the fire pit, or maybe you're basking in the glow of a bonfire down at the beach...

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Is a Treat for Your Waistband

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Is a Treat for Your Waistband

by Alex Thomas | Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day, though I probably didn't have to tell you that. Strawberry shortcake is one of those special summer dishes...

A Top Chef’s Tips for Keeping It Healthy While Traveling

A Top Chef’s Tips for Keeping It Healthy While Traveling

by Marisa Churchill | BraunS/E+/Getty Images People often think of chefs as tied to their kitchens...

Honor Dad with Mustache-Shaped Dessert This Father's Day

We Mustache: Which One of These 'Stache Shaped Treats Would Most Delight Your Dad?

by Jessica Gentile | Let's say you've planned the perfect Father's Day meal. You've grilled all his favorite foods for dinner and bought him the whiskey of his dreams to...

This Essential Campfire Cooking Gear Makes For Great Father's Day Gifts

This Essential Campfire Cooking Gear Make For Great Father's Day Gifts

by Jessica Gentile | Ahh, the great outdoors. You hiked the trails, pitched a tent, and inhaled the freshest air you've ever breathed. Now there's just one thing left to...

Gifts for the Coffee-Loving Dads in Your Life

Gifts for the Coffee-Loving Dads in Your Life

by Jessica Gentile | Some dads love their coffee almost as much as their children. Whether they're sipping a morning latte or evening espresso, these guys are never without...

11 Ways to Sip (and Eat!) Sweet Tea This Summer

11 Ways to Sip (and Eat!) Sweet Tea This Summer

by Joey Skladany | You're not considered a real Southerner unless you take your tea extra sweet. We're not talking three packets of sugar sweet. No, that's for Northerners...

Eat the Rainbow: The Science Behind Brightly Colored Summer Fruit and Why It's So Good for You 01:27

Eat the Rainbow: The Science Behind Brightly Colored Summer Fruit and Why It's So Good for You

by Jen Wheeler | Unicorn trends may come and go, but there will always be something appealing about brightly colored food, especially if the vibrant hues are all-natural...

Every Tip You'll Ever Need for Making Crispy Falafel 01:02

Every Tip You'll Ever Need for Making Crispy Falafel

by Dan Koday | When falafel is done right—crisped to perfection, warm enough to eat without burning your tongue, and maybe even served with an exotic sauce to maximize...

Picnic-Perfect Potato Salad Recipes That Don't Use Mayonnaise

Picnic-Perfect Potato Salad Recipes That Don't Use Mayonnaise

by Joey Skladany |   Potatoes may be life, but for many Americans, mayonnaise is...well, let's just say it's not for everyone. This means the standby classic, potato...

What Is the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato? 00:45

What Is the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?

by Jordana Cohen | As summer approaches, the gradually warming weather and bright sun makes many of us think about screaming for ice cream. Hot days tempered with cool...

How to Get Your Clams Squeaky Clean 01:54

How to Get Your Clams Squeaky Clean

by Jen Wheeler | Getting rid of grit is paramount when making clams, and all you need are a few bowls...

11 Unique Food and Drink Gadgets You'll Absolutely Need in Your College Dorm 00:32

11 Unique Food and Drink Gadgets You’ll Absolutely Need in Your College Dorm

by Toniann Pasqueralle | Whether you’re moving back in or this is your first time around, moving into a dorm is no joke. You’ve got your car packed from top to bottom with everything...

Cocktail Doughnuts Are a Boozy Brunch Must

Cocktail Doughnuts Should be the Star of Your Next Boozy Brunch

by Rachel Johnson | Fridays are simply the best—when you start your mornings with doughnut Fridays and escape the office for Happy Hour, you know it’s been a solid week...

Frozen Treats You Can Enjoy with Your Dog All Summer

Frozen Treats You Can Enjoy with Your Dog All Summer

by Emily Murawski | While every season holds different charms for dog owners (even brutal winter walks give way to magic moments with doggos frolicking in the snow!), there...

Where Did the Doughnut Actually Originate?

The Hole Story: Where Did Doughnuts Come From?

by Amanda Balagur |   Beignet. Zeppoli. Puff puff. Oliebol. Whatever you call it, and wherever you are in the world, you’re sure to find some form of fried dough...

What Is the Difference Between Summer Squash and Winter Squash?

What Is the Difference Between Summer Squash and Winter Squash?

by Joey Skladany | If you're looking to squash rumors about winter and summer varieties of your favorite vegetable*, look no further than this helpful guide. (*Squash...

How to Host a Last-Minute Dinner Party

Tips & Tricks for Pulling Off a Perfect Dinner Party with No Planning

by Chantel Lou Tattoli |   Do you want to be the kind of person who throws spur-of-the-moment dinner parties that are totally fabulous? We'll let you in on a few little...

Gail Simmons' Pantry Must-Haves 03:02

Stock Up on Gail Simmons' Pantry Must-Haves & Never Go Hangry Again

by Jen Wheeler | If you're not big on planning ahead, keeping a pantry can seem like the kind of thing...

8 Unusual Trail Mixes to Serve at Your Next Party

8 Unusual Trail Mixes to Serve at Your Next Party (or Liven Up a Hike)

by Maryse Chevriere | These delicious and inventive trail mix recipes are good enough to serve at parties, but also great for taking along as a treat on a summer hike. Or...

What Is the Difference Between Fresh and Aged Cheese?

What Is the Difference Between Fresh and Aged Cheese?

by Amanda Balagur | Cheese—in seemingly endless varieties and adored in all its forms—appears to be one of our most beloved foods. Instagram is loaded with photos of buttery...

How to Pair Cheese with Summer Fruit 01:27

Fruit and Cheese Pairings for the Perfect Summer Cheese Board

by Amanda Balagur | Summer fruit is ripe for pairing with all your favorite cheeses, but there are some guidelines to keep in mind when building your perfect summer cheese...

What Is the Difference Between Catsup and Ketchup?

Ketchup vs Catsup: Never Have a Mr. Burns Moment Again

by Roxanne Webber and Jen Wheeler | Have you ever had a Mr. Burns moment, pondering the difference between catsup and ketchup? Well, spoiler alert: they are one and the same. That's right...