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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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Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Food-Based Gifts for the Beauty-Obsessed 02:44

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Best Food-Based Gifts for the Beauty-Obsessed

by Henna Bakshi | I grew up in a home where my mom would slice tomatoes and cucumbers for a salad, but she’d always save a few for us to smear on our faces. Turmeric...

You’ll Never Guess How Peppermint Became So Popular 01:20

You’ll Never Guess How Peppermint Became So Popular

by Greg Stegeman | When you think of Christmas, a few flavors probably come to mind—like gingerbread, cocoa, and eggnog. But one flavor stands out above the rest: peppermint...

How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Chicago This Christmas

How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Chicago This Christmas

by Joey Skladany | New York City may get most of the attention as America’s idyllic Christmas destination, but it’s Chicago that is truly the winter wonderland of your...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Better-Than-Homemade Pies That Can Be Delivered to Your Door 03:07

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Better-Than-Homemade Pies That Can Be Delivered to Your Door

by David Klein | It seemed like a great idea at first: pies are a must on the holiday table so why not bake a couple from scratch? But you still have to run out and...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Gourmet Food and Drink Gifts 03:42

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Gourmet Food and Drink Gifts

by Jen Wheeler | If you haven't started your holiday shopping yet, now's the time to check your list (or write it up in the first place)! Whether you're looking for...

Hydroponic Farming Lets You Grow Your Food Indoors 00:42

Hydroponic Farming Lets You Grow Your Food Indoors

by Kristine Wen | Urban farming is hardly a new concept. Watch "Edible City," and you’ll discover the trend was really taking root (see what we did there?) around 2008...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Gift Guide for Heat Seekers 00:41

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Gift Guide for Heat Seekers

by Pamela Vachon | The weather outside may be frightful, but we all have that one friend or family member whose natural coziness makes us want to spend extra time and...

8 Items Every New Cook Needs 01:14

8 Items Every New Cook Needs

by Julie Vadnal | Nothing is more frustrating than deciding you’re going to be all chef-like and cook a proper dinner, then scour the aisles of a crowded grocery store...

These Decadent Takes on Babka and Rugelach Are What You Need This Holiday Season 01:45

These Decadent Takes on Babka and Rugelach Are What You Need This Holiday Season

by Jessica Gentile | If you've been missing out on the doughy awesomeness that is babka, then Hanukkah is the perfect opportunity to rectify that situation. So what is babka...

How to Ship Christmas Cookies and Other Treats 01:32

How to Ship Christmas Cookies and Other Treats

by Roxanne Webber | Merry holiday wishes alone will not protect baked goods in their travels through the mail. They can lose their crunch, go stale, or just get tumbled...

Host a Stellar Holiday After-Dinner Party

Host a Stellar Holiday After-Dinner Party

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | This article is brought you by our friends at Stella Artois. Hosting a dinner party during the holidays can be a huge undertaking—from menu planning...

How to Re-Purpose All of Those Strange Holiday Food Basket Gifts 03:53

How to Re-Purpose All of Those Strange Holiday Food Basket Gifts

by Amy Sowder | Assess your post-holiday spoils. You might have a jar of olives or marmalade, a tin of mixed nuts, caramel popcorn, or shortbread cookies that seemed...

How to Host (or Attend) a Holiday Brunch Potluck 00:30

How to Host (or Attend) a Holiday Brunch Potluck

by Amy Sowder | Last weekend, Kristin Donnelly arrived at a friend's potluck brunch carrying her signature scones marbled with sweet caramelized onions, oozy Gouda...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Oprah's Favorite Things on Amazon

You'll Never Guess Which Amazon Items Made Oprah's 2018 Favorite Things List

by Kristin Cassidy | Oprah’s annual list of favorite things has historically contained a lot of bougie items we could only dream of purchasing for our friends and family...

Second Home Kitchen Essentials 01:11

Second Home Kitchen Essentials

by Anna Davies | Whether it’s an A-frame cabin in the woods or a beach shack near the ocean, owning a second home might sound like a dream. Unless you’re lucky enough...

How to Make Original Food Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love 00:43

How to Make Original Food Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

by Jordana Cohen | True story: Last year around the holidays I stumbled upon a recipe for homemade Irish cream at the awesome food blog Smitten Kitchen. It looked fun...

How to Collect Vintage Food Memorabilia 01:49

How to Collect Vintage Food Memorabilia

by Chantel Lou Tattoli | “Cookbooks were like family Bibles,” says rare-book seller Elizabeth Young, who in November opened Cooking, Cocktails, and Culture, a bookstore in Brooklyn...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Kitchen Gadgets, Appliances, and Tools 01:00

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Kitchen Gadgets, Appliances, and Tools

by Jen Wheeler | Gift-giving season has arrived again, and that means you're probably searching for the perfect thing for several people on your list, some of whom are...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Kitchen Essentials That Will Make You Feel Like a Professional Chef 01:11

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Kitchen Essentials That Will Make You Feel Like a Professional Chef

by Alyssa Jung | It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Between endless excuses to indulge in the very best food has to offer, and the chance to step up your kitchen...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Collectible Food Items for the Nostalgic 01:18

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Collectible Food Items for the Nostalgic

by David Watsky | One problem with gift shopping for the amateur chef or food fanatic in your life is that they probably already have whatever you’re thinking of getting...

Christmas Celebrations Around the World 02:54

Christmas Celebrations Around the World

by Amy Sowder | Ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated around the world? Take a look below and see how Christmas dinner is done in several other countries. North...

5 Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy While Smashing the Holiday Buffet 01:33

5 Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy While Smashing the Holiday Buffet

by Vanessa Simmons | We are knee-deep in the season of total gluttony. You can hear the dips calling your name, the cider and wine and eggnog and cookies and PIE! The PIE...

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: The Best Housewarming Gifts 01:01

Chowhound Gift Guide 2018: Housewarming Gifts That Go Beyond a Boring Candle

by Molly Elizalde | Putting some thought into a housewarming gift is essential. If you go with something generic (hello, Yankee Candle!), you’ll just be adding to the clutter...

The History of Cranberries 00:52

The History of Cranberries

by Robin Raven | Did you know cranberries bounce if you drop them? Or that they help support your memory function? Or that Native Americans were the first to cultivate...

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