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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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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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Is Corned Beef Actually Irish?

Ever since I was a little kid, my mom made sure to have a big feast on St. Patrick’s Day. The meal, of course, featured corned beef. Growing up, this

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What Is Soda Bread, and Is It Really Irish?

That such as thing exists as the Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread belies the fierce protection of an ancient food item; a culinary cultural relic passed down

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What Is Vermicelli?

Although vermicelli may not have the most appetizing name (it translates, rather unfortunately, to “little worms”), the extra-thin noodles are quick-cooking and good with countless flavors, as proven by the

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Are Oreos Really Vegan?

For over a century, Oreos have been one of the most delicious and versatile cookies around. Whether you dip it in milk, use it as a fro-yo topping (or ice cream

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Is the Keto Diet Bad for Your Heart?

The low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet can sound too good to be true. (Eat butter! And red meat! And cheese! Eschew carbs and lose weight!) But search #ketotransformation on Instagram and you’ll

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What Is Osso Buco?

Osso buco sounds much fancier than “bone with a hole,” doesn’t it? But that’s what it means, and there is indeed a round, marrow-filled bone in the center of the

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