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Pickle Vodka Exists and We’re Not Hating On It

Pickles are having a moment, y’all. Aside from being the salty cylinders that pair amazingly with a club sandwich or oversized burger, the brined cucumber has crept its way into

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How To Incorporate Apples Into Savory Dishes

Everyone knows apples are fantastic in pies, crisps, fritters, tarts, and robes of caramel, but the classic fruit is just as good in savory dishes too.

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Grocery Shopping Tips for Those On the Go

I consider shopping one of my greatest strengths. Leave me unattended in a clothing store for a mere 15 minutes, and I’ll come back with a great outfit that I

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Kevin Gillespie on KAABOO del Mar and His Favorite Fall Traditions

Later this week, Chef Kevin Gillespie will fly cross-country from Georgia to Southern California for the third annual KAABOO del Mar festival. KAABOO is billed as “an adult escape, uniquely

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Step Aside, Fireball: Fire Cider Is Our Spicy (and Healthy!) Shot of Choice

Fire cider—the throat-stripping, sinus-clearing, hot-spiced, thoroughly modern cider vinegar concoction that devotees down in daily shots—has its roots in very old traditions. Debates rage about who truly created fire cider,

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What is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters, and Scallops?

When you’re on the fence about seafood to begin with, at first glance there is no difference between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops: they’re all an easy pass. But given

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How to Store Coffee

To freeze or not to freeze? That actually is the question . . . at least the one I get asked most often by friends and relatives when they find

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Friday Food Finds: Pumpkin Habanero Beer, Pasta Chips, Spicy Pork Jerky, and more!

As temperatures begin to drop and bathing suits go into hibernation mode, the season of binge-eating has officially commenced. Frankly, who can resist the urge to overindulge in pumpkin-infused everything

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Cuisine d’Auteur: From Dorm to Kitchen, Chef Theo Friedman Cooks to Tell a Story

This article is brought to you by our friends at Stella Artois. If food tells a story, Chef Theo Friedman has plenty of stories to tell. With a mission to

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8 Reasons Why Hot Chicken Reigns Supreme

Don’t mistake hot chicken for ordinary fried chicken. It might have the same golden skin fried to crispy perfection, the same succulent meat cloaked inside, and the requisite grease left

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How To Plan a Baked Potato Bar For Your Next Party

Planning a baked potato bar for your next get-together is an easy way to keep your sanity the day of the event because so much of it can be prepared

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You’ll Never Believe How Much Beyoncé’s Birthday Cake Costs

There’s nobody I love more in the world than Beyoncé (aside from friends and family, of course) and even I think her 36th birthday cake is just the slightest bit

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Say Hello to Ruby Chocolate

We love chocolate in all its forms, from darkest dark to milky white (even though that’s not technically chocolate, it’s close enough, and it’s delicious). No matter what shade or

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These Are the Foods You Should Have On Hand During a Hurricane

Contemplating natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires may suppress your appetite, but we must eat to live, and gathering food supplies is an important part of being prepared to survive

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Cheap Ingredients, Gourmet Dishes: 10 Easy Recipes

It’s okay, you can admit it. We all have one. You know, an easy, go-to dish that you fall back on when exhaustion is high and funds are low. I

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How to Make Your Own Cake Mix

Boxed cake mix is no stranger to the modern American home—from funfetti to red velvet, cake mixes have been a staple in kitchen cupboards since the late 1930s.

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How to Make Your Favorite Trader Joe’s Products at Home

Everyone knows shopping at Trader Joe’s can be an anxiety-inducing experience.

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Get the Pumpkin Spice Treatment, But Not for Long

It’s one day after Labor Day and we continue to shudder at the prospect of pumpkin spice-flavored everything. With a high temperature of 85 degrees here in New York City,

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7 Salmon Seasonings You Can Make Last Minute

Sometimes, preparing a meal isn’t quite as satisfying as actually eating it. After intense labor—shopping, cooking, and setting the table—it’s hard to believe that you can gobble up a dish

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Everything You Need to Know about Instant Coffee

Who doesn’t want coffee in an instant, right? Well, there’s more than one way to have coffee in a jiffy, but one of the easiest is literal “instant” or “soluble”

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A Helpful Guide to Egg Alternatives

People eschew eggs for any number of reasons, whether logical or not: Health, safety (oof, all that possible E.coli!), animal welfare, the sort of squicky feeling you get when you

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