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How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

In the same way sun exposure ages our skin, oxygen is the enemy of fruit that doesn’t want to brown.

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What’s the Difference Between Tofu and Tempeh?

  It doesn’t matter if you lust for a bloody burger once in a while. Soybeans can satisfy a different kind of craving when you need some protein, and you

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Does the Color of an Egg Yolk Indicate How Nutritious It Is?

Yolks can range from pale yellow to deep orange.

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Should You Rinse Rice Before Cooking?

To rinse or not to rinse: There are so many opinions and types of rice, the answer is daunting. Here, we break it down for you. Because like the answers

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What’s the Difference Between AP Flour and All-Purpose Flour?

“Huh?” you think as you read the ingredient list in a new recipe. You know how to cook and you know how to read a recipe and follow directions. But

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What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

Ginger ale and ginger beer are refreshing, summery beverages both on their own and mixed into cocktails. But while they may share a common flavor, you may have noticed that

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Are Sprouted Potatoes Poisonous?

It’s probably happened to you: you’re rummaging through the corner of your pantry when you come across a sack of potatoes with a few pointy sprouty things sticking out every

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What’s the Difference Between Types of Oatmeal?

Scottish or Irish, steel-cut or rolled, old-fashioned or instant?

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What’s the Difference Between a Quiche and a Frittata?

One word: crust. Quiches have it, and frittatas don’t. Because of the crust disparity, you have to cook these eggy breakfast-brunch dishes differently. And that requires more words.

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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’s the Difference Between Gnocchi and Gnudi?

A bowl of gnocchi or gnudi is like a jewelry box filled with clouds or tiny pillows. When made correctly, they’re fluffy, ethereal, rich ricotta dumplings. You may not even

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Can Eating Poppy Seeds Make You Fail a Drug Test?

If you’re starting a new job or you could encounter a drug test soon for any reason, you could face some alarming results — even if your most potent drugs

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What’s the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

Stuff in your foamy ear plugs: It’s a like a heavy metal fight. Actually, they’re more like teammates than opponents. Think of it as a friendly battle of the bands.

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Are Whole-Wheat and All-Purpose Flour Interchangeable?

Only if you want dense cakes and cardboardy pie crusts.

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What’s the Difference Between Ratatouille and Caponata?

One dish has an adorable Disney-Pixar movie featuring a spunky rat chef named after it. The other, well, it doesn’t. (Fail.) Cartoons aside, you could make this comparison of ratatouille and

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Why Can Lactose-Intolerant People Eat Some Cheeses and Not Others?

Given our seemingly insatiable obsession with foods like mac ‘n’ cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, and mac ‘n’ cheese–stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches, it’s easy to forget that there’s a good chunk

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What’s the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?

The butter square softens around the edges as amber sweetness drips down the stack of steaming hotcakes, matching your leisurely Sunday morning pace. Or maybe you order yours at a

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What’s the Difference Between Fertilized and Unfertilized Eggs?

The horror of cracking open an egg in your kitchen to find a dead, bloody baby bird inside is more of a fear than fact. True, it happened to me

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How Is Toffee Different from Caramel?

Crackly, crunchy toffee and gooey, chewy caramel are sugary candy delights many of us have enjoyed off-and-on since childhood. But when these wonderful burnt sugar bombs are crumbled, chipped, or

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Are Brown and White Sugar Interchangeable When Baking?

Sort of, is the quick answer. There is a difference between what brown sugar and white sugar do to your pastries and breads, but in a pinch, just use either

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What’s the Difference Between Parchment Paper and Wax Paper?

These kitchen papers are both awesome for making cleanup faster and easier. They’re also good for wrapping meat and fish and separating layers of baked goods for storage. But the

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