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Have you ever asked yourself, “What’s the difference between brown sugar and white sugar?” There are a lot of culinary questions out there – good news is, we’re here to answer them.

Does the Grapefruit Diet Work?

The citrus isn't a magic weight-loss cure, as you might have guessed.

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Does a Sharpening Steel Ever Go Dull?

And what should I use to keep my knife finely honed?

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Why Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Turn Green?

They look gross but taste fine.

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Are the Burnt Bits of Veggies Carcinogenic?

We thought grilling was the healthy option.

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If You Add Milk to Tea Does It Stop the Brewing Process?

Cooling down the liquid slows the steeping.

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Why Does the First Pancake Always Turn Out the Worst?

The inevitable blotchy, misshapen blob.

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Can You Filter Vodka in a Water Filter?

It'll taste better, but it's still bad.

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What’s the Origin of the Word “Cocktail”?

Theories abound about the etymology.

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What’s the Difference Between Stuffing and Dressing?

Blame politeness for the confusion.

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What’s the Difference Between a Conventional and a Convection Oven?

Blowing hot air can be a good thing.

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Does Gum Really Take Seven Years to Digest?

It sounds like a digestive impossibility.

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Can You Eat Ornamental Indian Corn?

It adorns holiday tables but seems inedible.

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Why Is It Bad to Run Cold Water over a Hot Pan?

What's wrong with a little sizzle?

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What’s the Difference Between Prawns and Shrimp?

Check out the tail.

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What’s the Origin of the Phrase “Dive Bar”?

It's much older than the hipsters who frequent them.

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Does Vinegar Make Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs Easier?

The quest for an easy-peel egg.

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Why Do You Put an Apple in a Roasting Pig’s Mouth?

It's like putting lipstick on a pig.

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How Do They Remove the Caffeine from Coffee?

There are more ways than one.

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Do People Really Eat Cheese Made with Maggots?

Critters add flavor and crunch.

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How Can Someone Be Allergic to Meat?

Meat allergies-- which are rare-- start in the blood.

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What Does “Heirloom” Mean?

Seeds passed from generation to generation.

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