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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 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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What Is the Difference Between Canned and Homemade Cranberry Sauce?

Canned cranberry sauce—it obviously comes from a can, it might contain cranberries, but it sure doesn’t look like a sauce. Yet for all my striving to consume more fresh vegetables

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What Is The Difference Between Liquor and Liqueur?

What occasion is complete without a tasty drink? From the most lavish affairs to the small get-togethers at home, a little sip of something sweet is a must for any

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What Is the Difference Between Farmed and Wild Fish?

One of the best things about eating seafood—besides the rich flavors, easy prep, great protein, and low calories, of course—is the variety of available options. I mean, chicken is chicken.

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What Is the Difference Between Braising and Roasting?

The techniques of braising and roasting are integral cooking skills that transform ordinary ingredients into meals that will impress even your most critical dinner guests. Incorporating either method makes a

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What Is the Difference Between Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves?

Spices are among the most romanticized and storied of all food categories conjuring mood, memory, and even mysticism. Fall marks the unofficial beginning of spice season (you heard it here

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What Is the Difference Between Sour Cream, Crème Fraîche, and Mascarpone?

At first glance, sour cream, crème fraîche, and mascarpone are easily interchangeable. All three are thick white condiments, typically seen posing atop soups in a rounded dollop, or used as

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What Is the Difference Between Pan, Stuffed, and Deep Dish Pizza?

As a dad who is typically responsible for preparing meals, every once in a while I cheat and order out. One of our take-out staples is (of course!) pizza. Luckily,

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What Is the Difference Between Canned and Carton Coconut Milk?

Coconut milk, whether canned or boxed, has become a mainstream staple in the American pantry. Easy to pull out of the cabinet, this ingredient magically transforms basic recipes into exotic

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What Is the Difference Between Chowder and Bisque?

What’s the difference between chowder and bisque? C’mon, it’s obvious.

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What Is the Difference Between Coffee and Espresso?

When you walk into pretty much any coffee shop on the planet, you’re usually given a few ordering options on the menu, and two of the biggest, boldest, capital-letters ones

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What Is the Difference Between Korean and Japanese Sushi?

Korean sushi recipes began to emerge in the early twentieth century when Japan annexed Korea. By this time, the Korean people were fond of Japanese sushi traditions and found creative

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