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What Is the Difference Between an Ale and a Lager?

When thinking about beer, there are really two overarching styles to consider: ale and lager. While the process for brewing both is similar, slight variations in the ingredients, time, and

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What Is the Difference Between Crab and Krab?

If you’re anything like me, not much beats cracking into a bucket of sweet crabs at one of Florida’s famed outposts, like Ft. Lauderdale’s Rustic Inn or famous Joe’s Stone

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What Is the Difference Between Being a Vegan and a Vegetarian?

Vegans and vegetarians both take a lot of heat from carnivores for not eating meat, but despite equal levels of derision they may experience, there are some crucial difference between

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What Is the Difference Between Heavy and Whipping Cream?

Whether they are trying to perfect the scone or renew their grandmother’s clam chowder recipe, every cook (sans vegans and the lactose intolerant) should be able to easily explain the

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What Is the Difference Between a Regular and Chicago-Style Hot Dog?

Every major U.S. city is known for a certain type of food, and Chicago is no different. We actually have many culinary claims to fame: steakhouses, Italian beef, deep-dish pizza,

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What Is the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?

As summer approaches, the gradually warming weather and bright sun makes many of us think about screaming for ice cream. Hot days tempered with cool, creamy, milky, flavorful ice cream…few

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What Is the Difference Between English Peas, Snow Peas, and Snap Peas?

The time is finally upon us. All manner of recipes, restaurant dishes, and produce aisles have begun featuring that most blessed among modifiers: “spring.” And anywhere vernally-identified items are found,

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What Is the Difference Between Fresh and Aged Cheese?

Cheese—in seemingly endless varieties and adored in all its forms—appears to be one of our most beloved foods. Instagram is loaded with photos of buttery triple-creams slathered on crusty bread,

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What Is the Difference Between Dulce de Leche and Caramel?

Move over, chocolate! There are two golden, sweet (and largely underappreciated) players that deserve a slot in your dessert rotation ASAP: caramel and dulce de leche. But though these two

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What Is the Difference Between White and Whole Wheat Bread?

Growing up, you were probably told that whole wheat bread was always healthier than white bread. They also cost about the same at the store, but what are the actual

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What Is the Difference Between Lo Mein in China and in Chinatown?

Noodles are an especially popular dish in China. Dating way back to the Han Dynasty, noodles symbolize a long and prosperous life. While many Chinese-American dishes, like General Tso’s chicken,

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What Is the Difference Between Marijuana Butter and Cannabis Oil?

With 4/20 around the corner and more legalized recreational marijuana than ever before, both heavy stoners and first-time tokers are asking the same question when it comes to weed in

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What Is the Difference Between Mexican and Tex-Mex Enchiladas?

I was born in Texas. Whenever I reveal that the Lone Star state is my birthplace, I gain instant insider status as a qualified expert in all things Texas, including

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What Is the Difference Between English Muffins and Crumpets?

Consider the English muffin. It is likely, if you are any self-respecting lover of brunch, that you’ve consumed at least one in the last week or so, but the humble

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What Is the Difference Between Horseradish and Wasabi?

Both pungent, sinus-searing members of the Brassicaceae family, horseradish and wasabi have a lot in common—enough that many sushi places pass off tinted horseradish as wasabi—but they are distinctly different ingredients.

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What Is the Difference Between Kimchi and Sauerkraut?

If you’re the type of person who has a kit on hand so you can pickle everything from green beans to eggplant to figs, then you’re likely familiar with the

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What Is the Difference Between Hass and Florida Avocados?

Everyone loves a good avocado, whether it’s smashed on toast, whipped into a zesty guacamole, or even enjoyed straight with a spoon. This tree-ripened fruit (yes, an avocado is technically

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What Is the Difference Between Broccoli and Romanesco?

Come February, it’s easy to grow tired of winter vegetables. There are mounds of carrots, potatoes, and turnips, after all, and it becomes commonplace to start dreaming of summer’s fresh

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What Is the Difference Between Italian Seasoning and Herbes de Provence?

When it comes to spice blends these days, there are so many dotting the shelves in grocery stores that it can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re looking to

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What Is the Difference Between Hummus and Falafel?

If you’ve been spending all your time in the produce section of your grocery store, you’ve been missing out on a super nutrient-packed and versatile legume that can be found

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What Is the Difference Between a Wonton and a Dumpling (Jiaozi)?

It is a bit of a tree in the forest scenario, to start. Well, maybe not quite so abstract as all that, but in most circles, a wonton is actually

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