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What is the Difference Between Kosher and Halal?

What is the Difference Between Kosher and Halal?

Centuries before Michael Pollan came up with his Food Rules, two of the world's most significant religions laid down the laws for preparing and eating our sustenance. We see the halal and kosher seals of approval at the grocery store, and especially on meat signifying that the food was prepared in a strict manner, abiding by long-held principles. READ MORE

Go Spring Crazy with Edible Flowers

Go Spring Crazy with Edible Flowers

Flowers are more than looks, you know. They're not just for perfumes either. You can eat many of those pretty petals in all sorts of ways. Consider taking your spring seasonal eating to another level. READ MORE

Impress Guests with a Multi-Course Dinner, All Made in Your Vitamix

Impress Guests with a Multi-Course Dinner, All Made in Your Vitamix

You, or someone who loves you, spent hundreds of dollars on your Vitamix. This fancy machine is the Michelin-starred restaurant of blenders. It would be a shame to use it for smoothies, milkshakes and soups only. You can make a full-course dinner for guests with your precious appliance. READ MORE

How to Ripen an Avocado

How to Ripen an Avocado

You feel like tacos tonight.  And your dinner won't be complete without some creamy avocado — in either beautifully green sliced moons or mashed into guacamole. Problem: When you zero-in on the avocados at your supermarket, they're green and rock-hard. By the time your avocado ripens, you'll have resorted to a taco shop to satisfy your craving. It could take up to six days for that avocado to turn soft and creamy inside. Six. Days. Oh, the agony. READ MORE

Have You Tried Any of These Trendy Asian Snacks?

Have You Tried Any of These Trendy Asian Snacks?

If you're anything like us, you're always on the hunt for the next greatest snack. And while Goldfish, pretzels, and popcorn are obviously delicious options, they're beginning to lose their mid-afternoon luster. Next to the U.S., one area of the globe that absolutely loves to nosh...at all hours...any time of day...is Asia. Southeast Asia, in particular, has a drool-worthy array of sweets, treats, and bites to satisfy any unexpected hunger pang. READ MORE

Refreshing Green Brunch Drinks to Celebrate Springtime

Refreshing Green Brunch Drinks to Celebrate Springtime

Spring is synonymous with life, and while allergy sufferers would probably like life to take somewhat of a chill pill, there's no denying the excitement of seeing more green outside. To celebrate the change of seasons, we've rounded up green brunch drinks that pair perfectly with the beautiful outdoor weather. Booze is entirely optional for most of the refreshing concoctions, though we can't really imagine a lazy Sunday without it. (But that's just us.) READ MORE

Tartine Cofounder Creates Dishes for Us (Regular Cooks)

Tartine Cofounder Creates Dishes for Us (Regular Cooks)

Her flaky, buttery croissant layers melt on your tongue. Her fluffy cake crumb will soften your heart. And that bread— oh, that bread! — is a masterpiece of bubbly-soft insides and crackly, crunchy outsides luring people to wait in lines wrapping out the door to get it. Author of Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook released in April, acclaimed pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt is cofounder of San Francisco-based Tartine Bakery and Tartine Manufactory and the owner of the ice cream shop Cookies & Cream. Prueitt tried to make her latest book the most accessible to everyday home cooks without sacrificing good taste and ingenuity. READ MORE

How the Military Shaped The Way We Eat

How the Military Shaped The Way We Eat

We have the U.S. military to thank for our grab-and-go food. That (seemingly) fourth branch of government is responsible for our protein bars, frozen dinners, canned tuna, Chef Boyardee ravioli, Spam, and that orange "cheese" powder that sticks to your fingers from Cheetos. READ MORE

Millennial Pink Recipes to Make for Your New Graduate

Millennial Pink Recipes to Make for Your New Graduate

Hooray for May and hooray for all of the new graduates in your life! Whether it's your daughter, niece, sister, or friend bidding adieu to four long exciting years of high school or college, chances are likely that she has rocked one of the most basic trends to come from our enviably bold and too-proud-for-their-own-good millennials: a pure and utter obsession with the color pink. And not just any color pink...millennial pink, the rosé-hued, subdued version of Barbie's signature Corvette that has littered computer desktops, Rent the Runway gowns, and chipped manicures for years. READ MORE

15 Non-Traditional Burger Recipes For Your Memorial Day Weekend

15 Non-Traditional Burger Recipes For Your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial day, the official kick off for summer, is a time for the three B’s: barbecue, beaches, and burgers. And while anyone can buy a few frozen patties and throw them on the grill, you read Chowhound for a reason! READ MORE