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Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

It’s surprising how many hard-fast, nit-picky rules there are for such a relaxed, no-fuss food as the humble hot dog. It’s just a casual American wiener, so what’s the big

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What Is the Difference Between Couscous and Israeli Couscous?

A classic culinary staple that’s as enjoyable to say as is it to eat, couscous is a pasta-like dish made from crushed durum (hard) wheat semolina that is North African

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What Is the Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata?

When it comes to summer cheeses, mozzarella and burrata rank among the best. Both are semi-soft, white, and Italian in origin, but in addition to being incredibly delicious, they’re also

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What Is the Difference Between Authentic and American Indian Food?

In a word: heat. And we’re not talking temps. In India, spice is king; the hotter the spice, the better. Indian food in America, however, while spice is used, it

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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

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What Is the Difference Between Sweet and Hot Peppers?

From super sweet bells to scorching serranos, peppers are enjoyed in many global cuisines –but can you tell the difference between an innocently sweet pepper and a five-alarm chili? There

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What Is the Difference Between Sorbet and Granita?

Ice cream may be the ideal summer dessert, but there are enough other fantastic frozen treats out there to fill a whole fleet of ice cream trucks, from gelato to

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What Is the Difference Between Cobblers, Crisps, and Crumbles?

Over the last 10 years, I’ve developed a real sweet tooth. And you know what I really like? Crumbles. Or is it crisps? Wait, maybe it’s cobblers. Uh oh, I

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What Is the Difference Between Peaches and Nectarines?

You probably read this headline and are feeling pretty sure you know the answer to the titular question. It’s fuzz, right? That’s the difference. Well, essentially yes. Peaches are just furry,

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What Is the Difference Between Sushi and Sashimi?

To rice or not to rice? That is the question when it comes to choosing between two superstars of Japanese cuisine, sashimi and sushi. If you prefer to go au

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What Is the Difference Between Cioppino and Bouillabaisse?

The world of seafood stews is deliciously vast, and while every country—and city, and town, and chef, for that matter—has their own spin on the basic format, many versions of

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What Is the Difference Between Squid and Octopus?

Squid and octopus might not be the most common seafood choices at your dinner table, but they make a delicious alternative when you’re craving something a little bit beyond your

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What Is the Difference Between Arugula and Watercress?

They’re both peppery greens that are delicious in a salad, but arugula and watercress aren’t quite interchangeable—arugula stands up to heat better (watercress can quickly turn to mush) and packs

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What Is the Difference Between Piña Coladas and Daiquiris?

Though they’re both pool party staples, piña coladas and daiquiris are not to be confused. They’re both rum-based cocktails, but that’s where the similarities of these historic cocktails end. Piña

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What Is the Difference Between AmazonFresh and Prime Now?

Amazon has completely changed the way the world shops, and yes, that includes how we buy groceries. The e-commerce juggernaut offers several food delivery services including Prime Now and AmazonFresh.

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What Is the Difference Between French Press and Pour-Over Coffee?

How can something with only two ingredients (coffee beans and water) have so many endless variations and possibilities? On the one hand, it’s fun to figure out the myriad differences

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What Is the Difference Between Meyer Lemons and Regular Lemons?

Some produce is obviously special—take always-stunning dragon fruit, for example, or perfect, in-season peaches and berries, which are here for a short while and then gone until next year. Other

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What Is the Difference Between Pancakes and Johnnycakes?

When you think of pancakes, you may imagine either childhood weekends or lazy adult brunches. (Or both.) Whether you are a purest who prefers simply butter and syrup, or an

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What Is the Difference Between Barbecuing and Grilling?

4th of July is right around the corner — will you be grilling or barbecuing? Funny enough, most people don’t know the difference between these two outdoor (sometimes indoor) cooking

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What Is the Difference Between Sardines and Anchovies?

You probably pass by tins of these fish in the grocery store all the time. They’re tiny, often canned, slicked in oil, and sit side-by-side on supermarket shelves. But as

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What Is the Difference Between Bomb Pops and Firecrackers?

Ah, red, white, and blue ice pops. These frozen, tri-color treats are a classic hallmark of summer and an iconic 4th of July staple. Whether you’re buying them straight from

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