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What’s the Difference Between Soup and Stew?

First of all, they’re both usually served in a bowl and consumed with a spoon—but what’s the actual difference between soup and stew? It turns out it’s a fine line—while

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What Is the Difference Between Texas, Cincinnati, and Classic Chili?

Winter is a real drag. While Chicago is great during the summer and fall months, the winter and spring months can really bring you down.

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What Is the Difference Between a Crock-Pot and an Instant Pot?

You probably love your slow cooker. Your Crock-Pot (yup, that’s a proper noun, brand name!) has been helping you to make hearty soups, stews, and all sorts of marinated meats since the

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What’s the Difference between Calzone and Stromboli?

While they both fall into the category of portable pizzas, calzones and stromboli are not to be confused. Calzones are essentially a pizza that is folded in half, and then

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What Is the Difference Between Grilled and Caramelized Onions?

You know what’s a fantastic flavor booster? Onion! Whether grilled or caramelized, onions pack a potent yet pleasing punch to your palate. Up until a few months ago, however, I

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Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

It’s surprising how many hard-fast, nit-picky rules there are for such a relaxed, no-fuss food as the humble hot dog. It’s just a casual American wiener, so what’s the big

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What Is the Difference Between Couscous and Israeli Couscous?

A classic culinary staple that’s as enjoyable to say as is it to eat, couscous is a pasta-like dish made from crushed durum (hard) wheat semolina that is North African

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What Is the Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata?

When it comes to summer cheeses, mozzarella and burrata rank among the best. Both are semi-soft, white, and Italian in origin, but in addition to being incredibly delicious, they’re also

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What Is the Difference Between Authentic and American Indian Food?

In a word: heat. And we’re not talking temps. In India, spice is king; the hotter the spice, the better. Indian food in America, however, while spice is used, it

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What Is the Difference Between Summer Squash and Winter Squash?

If you’re looking to squash rumors about winter and summer varieties of your favorite vegetable*, look no further than this helpful guide. (*Squash is technically a fruit.) While summer squash

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What Is the Difference Between Sweet and Hot Peppers?

From super sweet bells to scorching serranos, peppers are enjoyed in many global cuisines –but can you tell the difference between an innocently sweet pepper and a five-alarm chili? There

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What Is the Difference Between Sorbet and Granita?

Ice cream may be the ideal summer dessert, but there are enough other fantastic frozen treats out there to fill a whole fleet of ice cream trucks, from gelato to

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What Is the Difference Between Cobblers, Crisps, and Crumbles?

Over the last 10 years, I’ve developed a real sweet tooth. And you know what I really like? Crumbles. Or is it crisps? Wait, maybe it’s cobblers. Uh oh, I

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What Is the Difference Between Peaches and Nectarines?

You probably read this headline and are feeling pretty sure you know the answer to the titular question. It’s fuzz, right? That’s the difference. Well, essentially yes. Peaches are just furry,

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What Is the Difference Between Sushi and Sashimi?

To rice or not to rice? That is the question when it comes to choosing between two superstars of Japanese cuisine, sashimi and sushi. If you prefer to go au

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What Is the Difference Between Cioppino and Bouillabaisse?

The world of seafood stews is deliciously vast, and while every country—and city, and town, and chef, for that matter—has their own spin on the basic format, many versions of

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What Is the Difference Between Squid and Octopus?

Squid and octopus might not be the most common seafood choices at your dinner table, but they make a delicious alternative when you’re craving something a little bit beyond your

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What Is the Difference Between Arugula and Watercress?

They’re both peppery greens that are delicious in a salad, but arugula and watercress aren’t quite interchangeable—arugula stands up to heat better (watercress can quickly turn to mush) and packs

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What Is the Difference Between Piña Coladas and Daiquiris?

Though they’re both pool party staples, piña coladas and daiquiris are not to be confused. They’re both rum-based cocktails, but that’s where the similarities of these historic cocktails end. Piña

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What Is the Difference Between AmazonFresh and Prime Now?

Amazon has completely changed the way the world shops, and yes, that includes how we buy groceries. The e-commerce juggernaut offers several food delivery services including Prime Now and AmazonFresh.

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What Is the Difference Between French Press and Pour-Over Coffee?

How can something with only two ingredients (coffee beans and water) have so many endless variations and possibilities? On the one hand, it’s fun to figure out the myriad differences

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