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What Is the Difference Between Pomodoro and Marinara?

Whether it’s served over a bowl of spaghetti, a pile of ravioli, or a plate of pretty much any other pasta you prefer, there’s no denying the simple pleasures of

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What Is the Difference Between Ravioli and Tortellini?

When you’re Italian, the mixture of sauce, cheese, and carbs is essentially the Holy Trinity of ingredients. You never stop to consider the differences between pasta shapes and fillings because

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What Is the Difference Between Butter and Margarine?

Did you know that the production and sale of margarine was once banned in six states? Although they now sit side by side in the dairy aisle, the relationship between

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What Is the Difference Between Grits and Polenta?

Recipes for grits and polenta look almost identical.

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What Is the Difference Between Jambalaya and Etouffee?

I don’t know about you, but when I travel to New Orleans to eat and drink, I usually don’t ask questions.

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What Is the Difference Between Crostini and Bruschetta?

Ok, confession time. Embarrassing as it is to admit as a “food professional,” up until about a week ago I really didn’t think there was a difference between bruschetta and

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What Is the Difference Between Cake Donuts and Yeast Donuts?

There will be times in your life when you’re forced to pick a side. Important debates so monumental in scope and significance that your stance becomes a part of your

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What Is the Difference Between Pesto and Chimichurri?

If you look at the hierarchy of roles in the traditional kitchen—as codified over a century ago by legendary French chef Auguste Escoffier—the saucier, aka the senior-level chef in charge

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What Is the Difference Between a Radler and a Shandy?

Although these two beverages sound like they could pass for fairly legitimate Brooklyn hipster baby names (Shandy Mendes and Radler Gosling, anyone?), these two beer-based drinks are the perfect answer

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What Is the Difference Between Ceviche and Poke?

Cioppino and bouillabaisse, bruschetta and pan con tomate, pancakes and crêpes. You might call them cross-cultural culinary cousins—two different cuisines’ take on a similar dish. And although one can be

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What Is the Difference Between Italian Meatballs and Swedish Meatballs?

If you’re trying to trace the branches in the family tree between polpette and kottbullar (aka Italian and Swedish meatballs), there’s no better place to start than with the meat

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What Is the Difference Between Italian and Greek Salad Dressing?

Since salads have gone from boring side dishes to complex meals, we take our dressings very seriously. Two of our tried-and-true favorites, Italian and Greek, may taste somewhat similar, but they’re

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What Is the Difference Between Key Limes and Conventional Limes?

We’ve all been there before: You’re in the grocery store with your shopping list, ticking off ingredients as they go into the cart when you realize that the next item

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What Is the Difference Between a Latte and a Cappuccino?

There are two types of people in this world: latte people and cappuccino people.

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What Is the Difference Between Types of Pepper?

Peppercorns were so important to the Tamils of Sri Lanka thousands of years ago that they were considered more valuable than pearls. In Medieval France, where peppercorns were more valued

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What Is the Difference Between Campari and Aperol?

In a battle of the adjectives, sweet doesn’t typically lose to bitter. Unless, of course, you’re talking cocktails. Behind the bar, the sharp, abrasive, and astringent are celebrated, and we

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What Is the Difference Between Tea Types?

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Over six billion pounds of tea leaves are harvested each year to meet the demands of tea drinkers, who choose

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What Is the Difference Between Bourbon, Whiskey, Rye, and Scotch?

They all taste great in a cocktail and, when mixed together, make for one hell of a hangover, but what exactly is the difference between bourbon, scotch, rye, and whiskey?

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What is the Difference Between a Manhattan and a Perfect Manhattan?

The Manhattan is one of the most iconic and beloved classic cocktails that you can order.

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What is the Difference Between Herbs and Spices?

Whether you’re seasoning chicken or amping up stew, herbs and spices have the ability to elevate any dish’s flavor profile from boring and drab to complex and fab. Take basil,

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What is the Difference Between Tiramisu and Cheesecake?

While both desserts are dairy-based, decadent, and a total thrill to find on any menu, cheesecake and tiramisu are very different. Both desserts are easy to customize; you can make

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