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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 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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What is the Difference Between Jam and Marmalade?

They’re both delicious when you spread them on toast, but what is the real difference between jam and marmalade?

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What is the Difference Between Beignets and Zeppoles?

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an experience, but no trip to NOLA can compete with the city’s finest attraction: its beignets. Put the beads away because you have more

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What Is the Difference Between Champagne and Prosecco?

Most company refrigerators are filled with expired condiments and takeout cartons. At my first job, however, we always had a bottle of Prosecco on hand. Whether we were celebrating a

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What Is the Difference Between Jasmine and Basmati Rice?

Ah, rice. A hardworking yet humble grain, often overlooked as a beautiful thing in its own right and valued most as a supporting player—and it is great at propping up

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What Is the Difference Between Poaching, Simmering, and Boiling?

Poaching, simmering, and boiling are all moist-heat cooking techniques that adhere to the basic steps of immersing food in a liquid in order to complete its cooking process. The three

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What Is the Difference Between Evaporated Milk and Condensed Milk?

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of the baking aisle, wishing you had brought your grandmother’s recipe because, dang, was it evaporated or condensed milk that the pie

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What Is the Difference Between Pomodoro and Marinara?

Whether it’s served over a bowl of spaghetti, a pile of ravioli, or a plate of pretty much any other pasta you prefer, there’s no denying the simple pleasures of

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What Is the Difference Between Ravioli and Tortellini?

When you’re Italian, the mixture of sauce, cheese, and carbs is essentially the Holy Trinity of ingredients. You never stop to consider the differences between pasta shapes and fillings because

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What Is the Difference Between Butter and Margarine?

Did you know that the production and sale of margarine was once banned in six states? Although they now sit side by side in the dairy aisle, the relationship between

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What Is the Difference Between Grits and Polenta?

Recipes for grits and polenta look almost identical.

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What Is the Difference Between Jambalaya and Etouffee?

I don’t know about you, but when I travel to New Orleans to eat and drink, I usually don’t ask questions.

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What Is the Difference Between Crostini and Bruschetta?

Ok, confession time. Embarrassing as it is to admit as a “food professional,” up until about a week ago I really didn’t think there was a difference between bruschetta and

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What Is the Difference Between Cake Donuts and Yeast Donuts?

There will be times in your life when you’re forced to pick a side. Important debates so monumental in scope and significance that your stance becomes a part of your

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What Is the Difference Between Pesto and Chimichurri?

If you look at the hierarchy of roles in the traditional kitchen—as codified over a century ago by legendary French chef Auguste Escoffier—the saucier, aka the senior-level chef in charge

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What Is the Difference Between a Radler and a Shandy?

Although these two beverages sound like they could pass for fairly legitimate Brooklyn hipster baby names (Shandy Mendes and Radler Gosling, anyone?), these two beer-based drinks are the perfect answer

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What Is the Difference Between Ceviche and Poke?

Cioppino and bouillabaisse, bruschetta and pan con tomate, pancakes and crêpes. You might call them cross-cultural culinary cousins—two different cuisines’ take on a similar dish. And although one can be

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What Is the Difference Between Italian Meatballs and Swedish Meatballs?

If you’re trying to trace the branches in the family tree between polpette and kottbullar (aka Italian and Swedish meatballs), there’s no better place to start than with the meat

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What Is the Difference Between Italian and Greek Salad Dressing?

Since salads have gone from boring side dishes to complex meals, we take our dressings very seriously. Two of our tried-and-true favorites, Italian and Greek, may taste somewhat similar, but they’re

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