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How Do Vegans and Vegetarians Get Their Protein?

My vegan friend is tired of getting the third-degree about not eating meat. If she had a seed for every time she gets asked the question “How do you get

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This Vegan Mayonnaise Is Even Better Than the Real Thing

As a pescatarian who consumes eggs and dairy far more than fish, I’m always looking for ways to seamlessly swap out these animal byproducts for animal-free equivalents. And “seamlessly” is

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Eat the Rainbow: The Science Behind Brightly Colored Summer Fruit and Why It’s So Good for You

Unicorn trends may come and go, but there will always be something appealing about brightly colored food, especially if the vibrant hues are all-natural. There are plenty of gems studding

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Can You Make Ice Cream Without Eggs?

Even if you’re not vegan, you may have wondered: Can you make good ice cream without eggs? You sure can—unless you’re set on making a high-fat, superrich ice cream, the

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Everything You Need to Know About Ube, the Purple Yam

If you’ve been watching Instagram at all for the past couple years, you’ll notice there’s one trend that still seems to be popping up everywhere. From soft serve and pastries

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What Is Oat Milk and Why Has It Become So Popular?

Non-dairy milk choices continue to expand, but oat milk is one of the newest and most popular vegan options. We look at how oat milk is made, how good it

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How Does a Beer Get Skunky?

A different way to end up stinking drunk.

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What Makes Food ‘American?’

What makes food “American?” When I first considered the question, my mind went to the obvious, expected place: burgers and fries, hot dogs, barbecue, fried chicken, chicken wings, meatloaf, biscuits and

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Should You Rinse Meat Before Cooking It?

Should you rinse your steak, chicken, pork, or other meat before you cook it? No! It can be so tempting when you yank your glistening, bloody T-bone from its sealed

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Why Are Heirloom Tomatoes So Expensive (and Are They Worth It)?

Why are heirloom tomatoes so expensive? And what makes them so special? Those are questions you may find yourself asking right about now, since summer isn’t just tomato season. It’s

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What Is Pink Lemonade, Exactly?

Is it made from pink lemons?

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What Is Worcestershire Sauce and Why Is Everyone Obsessed with It?

Worcestershire sauce is a mystery for many reasons. First, how do you pronounce that first word? And then when you find out it’s “wist-ə-shur,” you naturally want to know why

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Rosé All Day: Here’s How Your Favorite Wine Is Actually Made

Pale pink in color, rosé looks pretty divine submerged in a half-melted ice bucket drenched by sunlight, which is why regardless of whether you drink it from a magnum at

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How Does Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Work?

Is it indeed magical?

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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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