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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.

Why Aren’t Dogs Allowed in U.S. Restaurants?

Poor bow wow, no chow for you.

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What Is Instant Coffee?

Does it come from the same plant as regular coffee?

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What Else Besides Corn Pops, and How?

Steam is powerful stuff.

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What’s the Difference Between a Pluot and an Aprium?

Bizarre fruit machinations.

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What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

Two mysterious white powders.

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Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

It depends on the water in question.

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Why Don’t More Beer Bottles Have Twist-Off Caps?

Oxygen is the enemy.

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What Vegetables Go Into Vegetable Oil?

Mostly soybeans.

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What Is Charcoal?

A burning question.

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How Does a Beer Get Skunky?

A different way to end up stinking drunk.

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Does Bottled Water Ever Go Bad?

Plastic containers aren't as watertight as you think.

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If Corn on the Cob Is So Low in Fat, Where Does Corn Oil Come From?

It's a big fat mystery.

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What Is Nutritional Yeast?

Is it different from other kinds of yeast?

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What Happens to Wine as It Ages?

Older isn't always better.

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How Are Nonalcoholic Beer and Wine Made?

Secrets of fake booze revealed.

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Do Dark Spirits Cause Worse Hangovers Than Clear Ones?

Dark liquor, never sicker.

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Why Don’t Tomatoes and Fruits Rot When They’re Sun-Dried?

They get a little help from preservatives.

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Is Carob Really Healthier than Chocolate?

Stand by for a ’70s hippie flashback.

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What Do “Kosher” and “Halal” Mean?

Mystery deli terms explained.

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Where Does Canola Oil Come From?

The origins of the controversy-plagued oil.

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Do Lobsters Really Scream When You Put Them in Boiling Water?

Or is it a myth?

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