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Why Foil Packs Are Your Camping Best Friend

Becoming one with nature may require a sleeping bag, tent, insect repellant, and first aid kit, but it also requires food (because the goal is to survive, right?) And while

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Why Is Coffee So Expensive?

In the grand scheme of things, coffee’s not that expensive—it’s certainly not as much as car insurance, or a mortgage, or college tuition, or national debt. For a daily, sometimes

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How To Dry Fresh Herbs

Herbs is a catch-all term to denote plants that are used to either flavor food, perfume the air, or alleviate illness. One of the oldest documented culinary herbs was Gingko

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Copycat Mac and Cheese Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurant Chains

If Netflix and chill has turned into Netflix, chill, and never leave the house, you’ll be relieved to hear that you can celebrate National Macaroni and Cheese day from the

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What Is Filipino Food and Why Has It Become So Popular?

It’s no secret that Filipino cuisine is a rising star in the food world, but there’s one question that seems to linger in the minds of those who are tempted

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This Online Grocery Store Sells Everything for $3

They say that good things come in threes (aside from deaths, of course), and this could not be more true for Brandless: the first online grocery store to offer all

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The World’s Most Outrageous Ice Cream Cones

We all clearly scream for ice cream, but it’s the cone that doesn’t get the shouts of praise it deserves. Whether it’s cake, sugar, or waffle, there’s no denying the power

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What Makes Good or Bad New York Pizza?

If you’ve been to New York City and never tried a slice of pizza, you’re doing life wrong. At least that’s how Scott Wiener from Scott’s Pizza Tours feels. “NYC

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10 Amazon Prime Day Items That You Don’t Need, But Will Probably Buy Anyway

It’s Amazon Prime Day, a.k.a. Christmas in July, a.k.a. the day your savings account recites a Hail Mary as you pile your digital shopping cart with items you never knew

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The Best Homemade Dips and Sauces for French Fries

As a food writer whose job is to taste pretty much anything I can get my hands on, I’m ready to make a bold and potentially delegitimizing statement: French fries are

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How To Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

Brewing the perfect cup of tea has been an obsessive pursuit of cultures throughout the world. The Chinese were the first to begin brewing tea nearly five thousand years ago

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Häagen-Dazs Just Launched Boozy Ice Cream, But There’s a Catch

Be still, our booze and ice cream-loving hearts. Frozen dessert giant Häagen-Dazs has released a “Spirits” line of alcohol-infused ice cream. The flavors: Whiskey Chocolate Truffle, Ice Cream Coffee & Biscotti,

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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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Why Does Coffee Upset My Stomach?

There might be a lot of things to bellyache about with regards to coffee—how it always seems to find its way onto your new white shirt or the long line

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The Best Products at Trader Joe’s (According to the Employees Who Know Them Best)

Before I had witnessed its majesty firsthand, I couldn’t understand the intense enthusiasm surrounding Trader Joe’s. What was it that made people speak with such passion and pride about their

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Picnic-Perfect Potato Salad Recipes That Don’t Use Mayonnaise

Potatoes may be life, but for many Americans, mayonnaise is vomit-inducing. This means the beloved potato salad, typically a combo of the two ingredients, gets tossed aside during summer picnics.

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Baskin-Robbins Is Making It a Lot Easter for You to Binge on Ice Cream

Everyone loves the ice cream man, but not everyone loves the idea of chasing down a truck in the heat of summer for an overpriced Bomb Pop or off-brand Drumstick.

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McDonald’s Is Playing Classical Music to Curb Your Drunken Behavior

It’s no longer shameful to say that you’ve recently dined at a McDonald’s. In fact, after a night of boozing and unfortunate decision-making, it’s now customary to wear that order

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The Tuck Room’s Adam Seger Shows Us the Art and Science of Cocktail Making

Liquid nitrogen may look fun and pretty, but it serves a purpose beyond soliciting the expected “oohs” and “ahhs” from easily-entertained (a.k.a. tipsy) bar patrons. Just ask The Tuck Room‘s Adam Seger,

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A Comprehensive Guide to Fried Chicken

While pork may be the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, it’s chicken that’s the most versatile. Fried chicken, our favorite variety (duh), comes in all types from all parts of

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The Role of Your Beer Glass Is More Important Than You Think

When I first encountered it, beer only came in cans or Solo cups. But now that tailgates and off-campus parties are but faint memories and my options are more craft

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