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What Is White Barbecue Sauce?

As in American politics, American barbecue sauce is largely a two-party system. On the right, you have the grand old Kansas City-style tomato and molasses camp. On the left, the

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Why Does Coffee Upset My Stomach?

There might be a lot of things to bellyache about with regards to coffee—how it always seems to find its way onto your new white shirt or the long line

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How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

If you’ve ever cut open an avocado, you know it’s only a matter of time before it starts to turn brown. Even your homemade guac will discolor after a while.

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What Are Tomatillos, Exactly? And How Do You Use Them?

What is a tomatillo, anyway? They might just be a food with an identity crisis. They kinda look like a green tomato, yet have a husk like a cape gooseberry

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What Is Smoked Beer?

The first sip of a smoked beer is bound to be perplexing. There’s the smell, reminiscent of a roaring campfire, which cold-cocks your nostrils like an Iron Mike upper cut.

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What Are Protein Pancakes—and Are They Actually Good?

What are protein pancakes, you may ask? Potentially, your new favorite breakfast. I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of sweet breakfasts. Unfortunately, aside from worrying about

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What Are Cured Egg Yolks?

Eggs have always been the darling of brunch goers and Instagram vids. (Is anything more aesthetically satisfying than a perfectly poached egg?) Now, salt-cured yolks (egg yolks that are buried

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Why Do We Call Deviled Eggs ‘Deviled’?

Deviled eggs are staples of brunches, picnics, and potlucks. And it’s easy to see why. As far as preparation goes, they’re easy to make, relatively healthy, and extremely satisfying. It’s hard

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Matzo Crack Is Peak Passover: But What Is It?

For the past several years, Christmas Crack has been making a charge as the holiday DIY snack du jour. But even more recently a spinoff series called “matzo crack”—made especially for Passover, yet equally

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What Are Araucana Eggs?

With Easter nearly upon us, we’re doubling down on the egg recipes, buying up all the egg-shaped candies, and deciding on which egg-dyeing technique most speaks to us this year.

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What Is White Asparagus?

My youth was haunted by a literary character in the form of a vampiric rabbit, aptly named “Bunnicula,” who was believed to suck the juice out of vegetables, leaving them

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Everything You Need to Know About Steak Tartare

Steak tartare. Or beef tartare. One of those classic preparations that seem to be constantly falling in and out of vogue. Off-putting to some and a coveted delicacy for others,

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What Makes a Breakfast Burrito a Breakfast Burrito?

When you imagine “breakfast burrito,” you might imagine something different than the person next to you imagines. Your perspective depends a lot on where you grew up, what you think

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Where Did Hummus Really Originate?

The brownish paste has become a staple appetizer on most menus, often served as a dip with a side of pita and veggies. It can now be found at American,

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What Is Shakshuka and Where Did It Come From?

If a truly perfect dish exists, it just might be shakshuka. Easy to make, totally flexible, both comforting and exciting to eat, healthy, inexpensive, and composed of ingredients you likely

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What Are Lupini Beans, and Are They Really That Good for You?

Chickpeas have long been hailed as the super bean. They are versatile, healthy, and are the star ingredient in one of the most popular snacks of all time, hummus. However,

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What Is Moringa?

With the steady rise of ailments like congenital heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancers, along with a decreased trust in pharmaceutical solutions to systemic health problems, it should come as no surprise that

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What Makes a Wine ‘Dry?’

If you are any self-proclaimed lover of wine, it is likely that you have used the term “dry” to describe what you are looking for to a bartender, sommelier, or

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Pi Day: Everything You Need to Know About This Deliciously Nerdy Holiday

Pie-eating contests, recitations of long strings of digits, and poetry—today is the day to geek out to celebrate the beauty and mystery of pi.

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Irish Potato Candies Are the Best St. Patrick’s Day Treat You’ve Never Heard Of

Sometimes the best-tasting treats are the most unassuming. You’d never expect a tiny brown lump to be so delicious. In fact, some might be turned off by the color and

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What Does Clean Eating Actually Mean?

Though “clean eating” sounds kind of self-explanatory, the actual meaning of the phrase has become somewhat lost as posts of avocado toast and paleo pancakes and someone doing squats in

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