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12 Ways to Get Your King Cake Fix for Mardi Gras

When it comes to Mardi Gras food, it’s hard to choose a favorite dish among so many standouts, but king cake may be the most festive choice, with its purple,

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A Nutritionist’s Favorite Things to Buy at Trader Joe’s

It’s easy to beeline right for the peanut butter cups and frozen food at Trader Joe’s (not to mention the cheap wine), but it is good practice to put some

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9 Things Any Margarita Drinker Should Have on Hand

The margarita is easily one of the most popular cocktails ever and that just may be because it’s so simple to re-create at home. But there are a few things every home bartender should have

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Does Julian McMahon Have What It Takes to Pass a LaCroix Taste Test?

Julian McMahon may play sleuthing agent Jess LaCroix on “FBI: Most Wanted,” but does Julian boast the same snooping skills as his character? 

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You May Be Throwing Away the Key to More Flavorful Soups

I don’t know if you’ve heard but it’s fully soup season. In fact, it’s been soup season for a few months so hopefully, you’ve got a few under your belt

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Wednesday Deals: Half-Price Crock-Pot, $20 Magic Bullet Blender

Getting to bust out the multicooker on the regular is probably the best part of winter but I’ll tell you that I use mine all year long, especially when short on time

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What Is the Difference Between Braising and Roasting?

The techniques of braising and roasting are integral cooking skills that transform ordinary ingredients into meals that will impress even your most critical dinner guests. Incorporating either method makes a

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This West African Grain Bowl Feeds All Kinds of Hunger

In this Chow-To episode, senior video producer Guillermo Riveros visits chef, writer, and activist Pierre Thiam at his fast casual restaurant, Teranga, where he serves Senegalese-inspired grain bowls (the ultimate

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11 Smoked Salmon Recipes That Go Beyond the Bagel

Smoked salmon is so incredibly delicious that sometimes it feels like you could eat it for every meal and not get bored. Yet it’s rare that you see it used

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Eat Like You’re in New Orleans: The Best Mardi Gras Food & Drink You Can Order Online

Whether you’re looking to host an authentic Mardi Gras party or just want to eat like you’re in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday (or any Tuesday), we rounded up the

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17 Mardi Gras Recipes for Fat Tuesday

These Mardi Gras recipes are just the thing to celebrate Fat Tuesday in style. Historically, Mardi Gras (which is the same thing as Fat Tuesday) is the last official chance for

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What Is the Difference Between Creole and Cajun Food?

Mardi Gras is swiftly approaching, and with that celebratory holiday comes the consumption of all the amazing dishes that come out of the Big Easy and surrounding lands. Jambalaya, etouffee,

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New Orleans On a Roll: The City’s Classic Sandwiches

Among many other things, New Orleans is a great food city. Drilling down a little, it’s a particularly great sandwich city. From Mardi Gras to any given Monday, you can

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The Best Salts to Stock Your Pantry and Make Your Food Taste Amazing

Fun, fancy versions of the kitchen staple.

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New Orleans’ Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History

Two years ago, New Orleans turned 300, and the storied city that didn’t take Hurricane Katrina sitting down is not only back but better than ever. The Big Easy’s culture

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Indian Black Salt Is a Vegan Secret Weapon That Everyone Should Use

Reading the ingredients list for an Indian chaat recipe, or maybe a vegan egg salad, might prompt you to stop and wonder: What is black salt? This Asian salt offers

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The History of King Cake for Mardi Gras

The intersection between the secular and the religious is a fair starting block for any exploration of beloved holiday traditions, and the Mardi Gras king cake tradition is no exception.

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Master Sushi Chef Nozomu Abe Reveals His 5 Prized Kitchen Tools

Welcome to “Kitchen Essentials,” a new series from Chowhound where chefs and bartenders from around the country invite viewers into their kitchens and bars, unveiling the five tools that are

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A Pastry Chef’s Favorite Spots for Sweets in Paris Right Now

To some, Paris is the city of love, but to others, it’s unquestionably the city of pastries. And that’s a fact that’s certainly undeniable: The city is strewn so numerously

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These Chicken Kebabs Drizzled with Tzatziki Remind Us of Summer

After the holidays, the following months are always the time to get back to healthy eating.  Detox, reboot, recharge—whatever you call it—I step away from the sugar and try to

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These Easy King Cake Scones Are Mardi Gras-Approved

For residents of Louisiana, Mardi Gras is synonymous with a grand, multi-day party. In New Orleans, Fat Tuesday—the last day of the Carnival season—is replete with parades, colorful beaded necklaces,

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