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What is the Difference Between Summer Squash and Winter Squash?

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 and winter squash are obviously related, the primary differences lie in their maturity and growing times. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Bundt Cake and Regular Cake?

What is the Difference Between Bundt Cake and Regular Cake?

Bundt or basic? It may seem like a stupid question, but we're not all Martha Stewarts in the kitchen. In fact, most people probably don't own a Bundt pan or even know what it looks like. We're here to break it down for you. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Kosher and Halal?

What is the Difference Between Kosher and Halal?

Centuries before Michael Pollan came up with his Food Rules, two of the world's most significant religions laid down the laws for preparing and eating our sustenance. We see the halal and kosher seals of approval at the grocery store, and especially on meat signifying that the food was prepared in a strict manner, abiding by long-held principles. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Tzatziki and Tahini?

What is the Difference Between Tzatziki and Tahini?

Although both of these delicious sauces start with a T, tzatziki is a refreshing cucumber and yogurt-based Greek dip while tahini is the Middle Eastern condiment that’s a paste (similar to peanut butter) made from toasted and ground sesame seeds. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Kefir and Yogurt?

What is the Difference Between Kefir and Yogurt?

Although kefir and yogurt are both cultured dairy products packed with probiotics and protein, there are a few key differences that differentiate one from the other. Yogurt is made from the bacterial fermentation of milk—there are numerous types of yogurts with varying fat content. According to the FDA, yogurt must contain “live and active” cultures, including Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles. There are as many brands and types of yogurts now as you can possibly imagine, including the thicker, unsweetened Greek yogurt that’s popular (think Fage and Chobani), not to mention Icelandic-style (Siggi’s), Australian (Noosa), and Bulgarian (Trimona).  Yogurt is easy to make at home and if you’re sick of the store-bought flavors you can easily add a number of additions like jam, granola, fruit, and nuts. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?

What is the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?

Summer is coming and that means it’s barbecue season—and there’s no better time to finally figure out the difference between baby back and spareribs than the present. Pork ribs go by many names, depending on the region. Baby back ribs, also known as back ribs, loin ribs, or Canadian back ribs, are shorter than spareribs and a full slab has between 11 and 13 bones. Baby back ribs are connected to the backbone and nestled beneath the loin muscle—they get their name from the fact that they’re the most tender and leanest ribs. They’re sometimes called Canadian ribs because Canadian bacon is made from the same loin mean that’s connected to the ribs. (If you want to learn more than you bargained for about different cuts of pork, check out this very detailed and informative diagram.) READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Refried Beans and Black Beans?

What is the Difference Between Refried Beans and Black Beans?

Although they're often interchangeable as side dishes when you're ordering at a Mexican restaurant, black beans and refried beans are not the same dish, and you'll be sorely disappointed if you're in the mood for frijoles refritos (which translates directly to well-fried beans), and get frijoles negros instead. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Baby and Adult Vegetables (Besides Age)?

What is the Difference Between Baby and Adult Vegetables (Besides Age)?

Youth is the ideal, right? That's the marketing gimmick they're selling on packages of baby carrots, baby greens, and baby anything-edible. The baby-fication of our food is yet another example of our cultural values, but in some dishes, this distinction means a different taste, texture, and nutrient density. We take a look at the age differences in greens, peas, and asparagus. Eat accordingly. READ MORE

What is the Difference Among Types of Curry?

What is the Difference Among Types of Curry?

The difference among types of curry is as vast as the differences among types of sandwiches. Consider it an Asian sauce category. Common in India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, South Africa, Japan, and everywhere else that borrows their recipes, curry is made so many ways in so many places, even the same kind of curry can depend on the cook's tastes and ingredient availability. There are some general rules, though, most of which can be broken. READ MORE

How Did Cracker Jack Become Synonymous with Baseball?

How Did Cracker Jack Become Synonymous with Baseball?

Cracker Jacks and baseball have more history together than Nathan's hot dogs do with this all-American sport. Nathan's began with a 1916 hot dog stand on Coney Island by Nathan Handwerker, a Polish immigrant. Yet when Jack Norworth wrote the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in 1908, he called out Cracker Jack. READ MORE