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What is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

Carnival, loosely translated to “kiss your flesh goodbye” in Latin, is celebrated in various ways throughout the world. It begins on Three Kings’ Day—or the Feast of Epiphany—and ends on

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Why We’re All About Eating Yogurt for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

With foods like kombucha, kimchi, and miso leading the latest health trends, it can be easy to forget one of the most common sources of probiotics: good old-fashioned yogurt.

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13 Common Cooking Mistakes to Avoid This Thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful even for seasoned experts. It’s a complex task that takes planning both in and out of the kitchen: how many guests will you have,

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15 Creative Contributions for Your 2016 Friendsgiving Feast

Many friends, many relatives, many celebrations. Eating the same stuffing, canned cranberry sauce, and turkey legs at each event can get tiresome. Chowhound compiled a list of 15 contributions to

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13 Halloween Treats All Grown Up

Whether you’re holding down the fort while the kids are trick-or-treating or having all your friends over for a celebration, you don’t need to settle for prepackaged sweets this Halloween.

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The Best Fish Tacos in Los Angeles

Doesn’t matter if it’s on a paper plate in a supermarket parking lot or on hand-thrown ceramic in a high-style dining room, Los Angeles Chowhounds love a good fish taco.

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10 New York Restaurants with Killer Lamb Chops

Lamb chops travel well. The best-loved versions around New York, as chosen by Chowhounds, range across the globe in flavors, ingredients, and preparations. Garlic and rosemary, cumin and coconut, port

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The 10 Best Diner Breakfasts in Los Angeles

There’s a time and place for a pricey brunch, but for classic American breakfasts you can’t top LA’s diners. The menus may be sticky with syrup, the vinyl banquettes ratty,

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New York’s 10 Best Places for Pastrami

New Yorkers know their pastrami and aren’t shy about telling you how to eat it: Add Russian dressing, a classic deli condiment. Forget Russian dressing; mustard’s the only way to

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8 Spots for Burmese Tea Leaf Salad in the San Francisco Bay Area

Tea leaf salad is a pungent, crunchy bite of Burma, where some consider it the national dish. Order a tea leaf salad and you get a platter of fermented tea

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6 Places to Wallow in LA’s New Meat Cuisine

Famous for power lunches of sushi and plankton water, LA has gone all lusty at the table. From the memorable foie gras dinners before the California ban took hold, to

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New York’s Best Cuban Sandwiches

The Cuban sandwich isn’t quite an endangered species in New York, though the neighborhoods where it once flourished—from South Brooklyn to the Lower East Side—have changed almost beyond recognition. Yet

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The 10 Best Margherita Pizzas in the Bay Area

Legend has it that Italy’s Queen Margherita so admired the red, white, and green of her nation’s flag that pizzaiolos in Naples named their tomato, mozzarella, and basil-leaf pizzas after

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10 Sizzling Bacon Tips from Chowhound

Bacon never gets old. Sure, it’s gone over the top more times than even we thought possible, and been added to one too many dishes. But a lot of Chowhounds

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The 10 Best Thai Restaurants in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to the largest Thai population outside of the motherland, so it’s not surprising that the city—especially in Thai Town—has a lion’s share of the authentic and

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New York’s Best Xiao Long Bao for Chinese New Year

Around the Lunar New Year, the Chinese traditionally dine with an eye to the future, favoring symbolic lucky foods like noodles for long life and jiaozi dumplings shaped like gold

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The Best Breads in San Francisco

Most tourists know all about San Francisco’s most famous bread, sourdough—or so the lines at stalwart Boudin indicate. But the Bay Area is home to many other extraordinary breads, from

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The Best Chilaquiles In and Around Los Angeles

Chilaquiles are simple in Mexico, a homey breakfast solution for using up last night’s tortillas. Here, they’ve become a fixture at brunch, only slightly less fancy than eggs Benedict, all

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The 10 Best Foie Gras Dishes in New York City

Foie gras presents both a moral quandary, for the way it’s produced, and an image problem, as a decadent treat for the well-heeled. But for Chowhounds who’ve navigated past those

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The 10 Best Burger Joints in Los Angeles

The LA burger landscape offers everything from classic roadside burger shacks to gastropubs with strict rules about ketchup. When the options are this plentiful, it’s not easy to determine which

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Chowhounds Find the Best Fried Rice in New York

Many Chowhounds think of fried rice as a homey combo of leftover rice and whatever’s in the fridge. But the diverse variations served at restaurants nowadays prompt a rethinking of

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