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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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What is the Difference Between Condensed Milk and Regular Milk?

So what actually is condensed milk?

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What is the Difference Between Pizza Margherita and Cheese Pizza?

Both are Italian classics and covered in cheese, but if you’re looking for a slice of pizza Margherita and a slice of plain old cheese shows up, you’re going to

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What is the Difference Between Sweet Pickles and Bread and Butter Pickles?

Who knew there were so many types of pickle? According to the Pickle Primer by Pickle Packers International, there are four main categories of pickle, with countless variations. Pickles are

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What is the Difference Between Caraway Seeds and Fennel Seeds?

You have a recipe that calls for caraway seeds, but you only have a jar of fennel seeds on your pantry shelf. Can you sub them in? It depends. Caraway,

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What is the Difference Between Ricotta and Cottage Cheese?

Just because they’re shapeless blobs compared to their stiffer counterparts doesn’t mean ricotta and cottage cheese don’t deserve attention and distinction. One kind conjures images of rich Italian pastas and

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What is the Difference Between Avocado and Guacamole?

We know the answer is obvious to most of you, but nevertheless, a lot of people ask this question. The difference between avocado and guacamole is the first item is

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What is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

Carnival, loosely translated to “kiss your flesh goodbye” in Latin, is celebrated in various ways throughout the world. It begins on Three Kings’ Day—or the Feast of Epiphany—and ends on

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What is the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

Although these two chocolatey substances are spelled nearly identically, there is a significant difference between cocoa and cacao, especially when you’re using it in a recipe. Both cocoa and cacao

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What Is a Caper?

Smaller than an eraser nub on the end of a pencil, capers pack such a wallop of flavor they can wake up many a boring dish. A caper is the

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What is the Difference Between Crème Brûlée and Flan?

Silky smooth, sweet, rich custards are a sensual way to end a nice meal without being too heavy. Dessert custards all share something in common: a glossy, silken texture and

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What is the Difference Between Orange Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken?

We Americans love our fried chicken and just about everything sweet. So it’s not surprising Chinese dishes landing in the United States have evolved into gloppy, sticky, syrupy, deep-fried Chinese-American

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What is the Difference Between Vinaigrette and Dressing?

Comparing vinaigrette to dressing is like comparing linguine to pasta. Vinaigrette is a type of dressing. You can tell you’re drizzling the former because it has a lighter texture and

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What is the Difference Between Buttercream Icing and Royal Icing?

The difference between buttercream icing and royal icing is in the ingredients, which produce vastly different results on desserts. So they have different purposes.

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