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Homemade French Fries Guide

Pictured: French Fries recipe from Chowhound There’s no denying it: the fast food French fry is a masterpiece of lightness and crispiness. To try and improve on its exalted form would

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Your Ultimate Guide to East Coast Clam Chowders

There’s no better antidote to this season’s cold and wet weather than clam chowder. After all, what could be more uplifting on a blustery fall or winter day than slurping

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Forbidden Fruit: An Exploration of the Apple in Historical and Popular Culture

Confession: There’s no way for this essay not to end with “how do you like them apples?” so in order to at least attempt to flip the script, here it

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A Breakdown of Apples You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Get set to score points in apple trivia: 7,500 varieties of varieties of apples are grown around the world. While the crabapple is the only one native to what’s now

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9 Creative Ways to Use Applesauce This Holiday Season

If you are anything like me, you blinked and it is November, right? Right—and yikes! Time is flying, whether we want it to or not, but we can still savor

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14 Ways to Make Use of Your Apple Orchard Haul

Ah, fall—it’s the most wonderful time of year (second only to Christmas, of course)! When the leaves are changing colors and the air becomes crisp, it’s peak season to get

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The Best of Pumpkins: Why They’re the Ultimate Fall Fruit

As a food, as a piece of natural art, and as an enduring symbol of fall, pumpkins are practically perfect in every way. If you’re not certain about squash’s preeminence,

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From Blue to Cheese, Get Familiar with These Under-the-Radar Squashes and Pumpkins

If your idea of a pumpkin is limited to the ubiquitous sugar (a.k.a. pie) variety or if your winter squash game doesn’t go beyond spaghetti, butternut, and acorn, it’s time

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Pumpkin Seeds: What Do You Do with Them?

Maybe you carved a pumpkin and don’t want to waste all those seeds you gutted out. Or you purchased a big pumpkin to roast (bless you), and you want to

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An International Look at Pumpkin: How It’s Prepared Around the World

Pumpkins were an important foodstuff long before they were better loved as decorations, but plenty of people still eat them too, in far more diverse forms than pie. The term

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What’s Their Pumpkin Spice? Traditional Autumn Foods From Around the World

You don’t need to be a calendar-driven chef to know that there are flavors for every season. Spring‘s asparagus and artichokes segue into summer‘s tomatoes and strawberries. Some tastes are

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13 Food Tips for Your Local Pumpkin Patch

This year, the 13th day of October falls on a Friday*. Because there’s something a bit more sinister and ominous about an October version of Friday the 13th, I thought

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Explore Savory Caramel and Discover the Delicious Dark Side of Sugar

Think of caramel and you probably think of sweets like caramel apples and ice cream sundaes, which makes sense, since caramel is basically just cooked sugar. Even light golden caramel

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Incendio Some Candles and Cozy Up to This Harry Potter-Inspired Fall Feast

“Dumbledore remained standing, and a silence fell over the Great Hall. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, ghosts and—most particularly—guests. I have great pleasure in welcoming you all to Hogwarts. I

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Fall Herbs and Spices That Double as Décor

You don’t need more stuff. We all have enough stuff. When your space is looking bland and you want to decorate your home or table, look around you. The best

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A Guide to Using Eggs in Cocktails

Eggs are undoubtedly one of the most versatile ingredients, but they’re not just for baking and breakfast. Egg whites are a common ingredient in cocktails, used to create a creamy

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7 Unusual Ingredients to Forage for This Fall

Ever since the words New Nordic Cuisine became a part of our culinary lexicon, foraging emerged as the most popular activity attached to this concept. New Nordic Cuisine focuses on

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A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb

When it comes to the savory end of the warm and cozy fall flavor spectrum, sage is perhaps the quintessential taste of the season. Rosemary and thyme rank high too,

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A Guide to Fall’s Most Underutilized Fruit: The Almighty Fig

Figs have been around for a while: in myths, in legends, in history, in religion, and on the plate.

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A Guide to Gluten Free Fall Pasta

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with warm, hearty pasta dishes, but you don’t have to miss out on comfort food if you’re gluten free. There are gluten-free

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The Ultimate “Farewell Summer, Hello Fall” Guide

Threshold seasons—the few weeks when one season is ending and a new one’s launching, with the produce overlap that happens—are some of our favorite things on the yearly food calendar.

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