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Have you ever asked yourself, “What’s the difference between brown sugar and white sugar?” There are a lot of culinary questions out there – good news is, we’re here to answer them.

What Is the Difference Between Balsamic and White Vinegar?

Vinegar is seemingly everywhere these days: Red wine vinegar hiding in salad dressings, balsamic vinegar reduced into a glaze for your steak, a shot of apple cider vinegar for whatever

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What Is the Difference Between Pot Roast and Chuck Roast?

It’s your turn to make Sunday Supper and you’re all set to spend the afternoon making an aromatic and delicious pot roast. But what exactly is a pot roast? A

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What Is the Difference Between Pork Tenderloin and Pork Loin?

Although they sound incredibly similar, pork tenderloin and pork loin are actually very different cuts of meat. The pork loin is a cut from the part of the pig’s back above

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What Is the Difference Between Challah and Brioche?

If you’re not familiar with the intricacies of challah and brioche, you might hold both up and think, “Hm, these breads look pretty similar.” But upon closer inspection, you’ll discover

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What Is the Difference Between Soy Sauce and Tamari?

When it comes to cooking a stir-fry or making teriyaki, it’s possible that you’ve run into recipes suggesting the use of tamari instead of the more omnipresent soy sauce. But

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What Is the Difference Between Spearmint and Peppermint?

“A mint is a mint is mint” is something Gertrude Stein absolutely never wrote and glad are we, because it would have been abundantly false. Mint or “Mentha” is, in

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What Is the Difference Between Steel and Stone for Cooking Pizza?

I’ve lived in my house for almost four years, and almost every Monday night for the last four years, I’ve made pizza. I’ve used the same dough recipe all this

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What Is the Difference Between Alfredo and Carbonara Sauce?

The origins of Alfredo and carbonara sauce can both be traced back to Rome when decades ago they were invented by Italians who had grown weary of their trademark red

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What Is the Difference Between Bacon and Pancetta?

Confession time: I’ve always kind of had a “meh, same difference” attitude towards bacon  and pancetta. Don’t get me wrong, I love both, it’s just that that I’ve always tended

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What Is the Difference Between Applesauce and Apple Butter?

For some time, I have had trouble separating apple butter and applesauce in my mind. Both are made of apples and both provide boosts of exceptional fall flavor to my

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What Is the Difference Between Mexican and Filipino Adobo? 

As an American with Afro-Caribbean heritage, Goya Adobo seasoning has always held a permanent piece of real estate in my family’s kitchen. Though my family isn’t from the Spanish speaking

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What Is the Difference Between Boxed and Homemade Mashed Potatoes?

Move aside, turkey. Mashed potatoes are the real star of Thanksgiving! Pillowy and perfect, mashed potatoes always deserve a place at the table but do require a bit of work.

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What Is the Difference Between a Samosa and an Empanada?

Fried pastries packed with a savory filling are a common appetizer across many cultures, but there are two that appear to be close relatives, despite coming from two different parts

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What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?

It's a soup stumper.

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What Is the Difference Between Homemade and Packet Gravy?

Fall flavors come with their fare share of controversy. We argue about candy corn’s inherent evil and debate the merits of pumpkin-spiced anything. For some, marshmallows are a quintessential part

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What Is the Difference Between Frosting, Fondant, and Icing?

The virtues of the sugarbomb that is icing has been appreciated in recipes since at least the 18th century and as an ingredient for finishing off cakes and other sweets

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What Is the Difference Between Broccoli Rabe and Broccolini?

As much as it pains me to admit, sometimes I search for alternatives to marinara sauce. The sacred tomato-carb union is one all Italians, myself included, know and love, yet

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What Is the Difference Between Quinoa, Farro, and Wheat Berries?

Once upon a time, most people just cooked pasta or rice when it came to grains. Nowadays, the variety of starch-based side dishes has increased tenfold; couscous, freekeh, bulgur, and

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What Is the Difference Between a Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Old Fashioned?

My taste for cocktails often follows the seasons and the venue. Summer lunches on a patio equal a vodka lemonade, a football game necessitates a beer, and a nice steak

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What Is the Difference Between Pecans and Pralines?

No matter how you pronounce it, pecans are delicious and can enrich almost any dessert, from ice cream to pie. They’re a Thanksgiving staple, one that gives pumpkin some stiff

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What Is the Difference Between Honey and Agave?

When it comes to sweeteners, white sugar tends to be considered the omnipresent enemy. Why? Simply, it’s high in calories and doesn’t offer any essential nutrients. As white sugar continues

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