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Japanese Whisky Is Having a Moment in New York

In New York City, it’s not hard to find burgers and pizzas nearing the $40 mark. There’s at least one steak that will set you back nearly $1,000, and a

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Dark, Milk, White, and Green: This Boston-Based Chocolate Factory Puts the Environment First

“Mmm, chocolate!” If that quote doesn’t bring to mind a scene with two sisters savoring the scent of decadent chocolate, then chances are you don’t have a toddler or have

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Would You Eat Jellyfish Chips?

Would you eat chips made out of jellyfish? These Danish researchers hope so, because they’ve revolutionized the process of turning the pesky beach creatures into tasty snacks. While jellyfish chips

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A Brief History of Cadbury Creme Egg’s Many Controversies

What is it about Cadbury Creme Eggs? Has any candy inspired equal measures of rabid loyalty and fierce consternation, often by the same people? Whether you love them or loathe them,

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Starbucks Introduces a Cold Brew That Changes Colors

Starbucks latest colorful drink is way cooler (and probably better tasting) than a Unicorn Frappuccino. Their newest beverage is the Butterfly Pea Lemonade Cold Brew, which swirls shades of purple, pale

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This Salem Hot Spot Requires a Password and Only Serves One Menu Item Each Week

The first thing that comes to mind with Salem may be witches, but the city has so much more to offer. Over the last few years, the mysterious town has

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How the World’s Largest Drive-In Restaurant Has Operated for Nearly a Century

You know you are in the South when you hear men and women screaming “what’ll ya have, what’ll ya have?” as they move you down quickly through the line. If

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How to Throw a Classic Hollywood Oscar Party

Right about now, other hosts and hostesses are scrambling to assemble a Franken-buffet in tribute to the locations of this year’s Best Picture nominations: a gooey butter cake for “Three

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What Is the Difference Between Hummus and Falafel?

If you’ve been spending all your time in the produce section of your grocery store, you’ve been missing out on a super nutrient-packed and versatile legume that can be found

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Seltzer and Natural Syrups Can Help Kick That Soda Addiction

Seltzer is all the rage right now thanks to LaCroix, Polar, and a bunch of other brands. But drinking slightly essenced seltzer might not be enough sweetness if you drink

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The Weirdest Food Served at the White House

Presidential eating habits are a hot topic, though the most interesting ones to read about are generally the quirks and the faux pas, from Reagan’s jelly bean dependency to Bush

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An Exploration of Phoenix and Chicago’s Unique and Unexpected Food Connection

I took a Mediterranean cruise in 2015, and my wife and I found ourselves in Rome for a short stop—maybe six total hours. So, in order to maximize our time

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These Twin Baby Cakes Are Slightly Terrifying

Some parents go all out for their kids’ birthday parties, but none can compete with Lara Mason. This British mom and amateur baker created life-size cakes styled after her twins, in

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How to Navigate One of Chinatown’s Most Popular Food Markets

“Should we go in?” asked a man, middle-aged with a sort of unknowing hesitation that signaled him to be a tourist. I was loitering outside Deluxe—the hybrid Chinese market/butcher and

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The Best Chicago Beers You’ve Never Heard of (Unless You’re Lucky Enough to Live Here)

When it comes to culinary treats, Chicago brings up a lot of associations: deep dish pizza…Italian beef…giardiniera…Chicago-style hot dogs. Beer? Not so much…unless you’re a local. Or pay attention to

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Can McDonald’s Really Turn Happy Meals into Healthy Meals?

Can Happy Meals be healthy meals? This is the question McDonald’s continues to grapple with. As recent menu changes indicate, the fast food chain is trying its best to rebrand their

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What Is the Difference Between a Wonton and a Dumpling (Jiaozi)?

It is a bit of a tree in the forest scenario, to start. Well, maybe not quite so abstract as all that, but in most circles, a wonton is actually

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German Man Is Mysteriously Harassed with Free Pizza

Most of us welcome free pizza. We’re guessing Guido Grolle did at first too. But after the 100th pie arrived at this German lawyer’s doorstep, he got fed up. In

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How to Make a Giant Fortune Cookie

Feb. 16 marks the Chinese New Year and, as always, we’re celebrating with food! Whenever I eat Chinese food, I always finish off my meal with a little fortune cookie.

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A Tuscan-American Love Story: How Cooking and Dancing Brought This Atlanta Couple Together

An American girl travels to Italy, meets a charming Italian man, gets married, and together they live happily ever after. It sounds like a cliché love story, right?

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The World’s First Rooftop Vineyard Thrives in NYC

By 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2017, the Rooftop Reds team could be found picking grapes as the sun began to rise. Come autumn, vineyard harvests are a familiar scene

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