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Drinking History: George Washington’s Whiskey Distillery at Mount Vernon

An interview with the director of preservation for Mount Vernon about George Washington's whiskey-distilling career.

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A Blender for Under $45 & More Presidents’ Day Kitchen Deals

Presidents’ Day is here early, thanks to a slew of sales that are happening before the long weekend has even begun. The three-day weekend has served as a great time

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Best Gifts For Fans of ‘The Great British Baking Show’

If you know a fan of “The Great British Baking Show” (aka, GBBS, GBBO, or “The Great British Bake Off”), finding a perfect Christmas present (or birthday present, or Mother’s

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What Is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

There’s one obvious answer to the question, “What is the difference between Mardi Gras and Carnival?” and that’s where they’re celebrated. Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans, and Carnival

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Madeira’s Role in the Declaration of Independence

What is Madeira? Glad you asked. This fortified dessert wine (similar to port) used to be the drink of choice in young America—here’s how that happened, how it fell out

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15 Creamy Soup Recipes for Warding Off Cold Winter Weather

Is there anything more perfect than a steamy bowl of soup to fortify you on a bone-chilling winter’s day (or night)? Maybe, if you make it creamy soup. We love

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What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

If you’re asking “What is the difference between a Dutch oven and cast iron?” you probably really mean: “What is the difference between cast iron and enameled cast iron?” And

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What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and a French Cocotte?

These coveted cooking tools are a lot alike, so what is the difference between a Dutch oven and a French cocotte, and does it matter which one you use? People

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A Bite Size Guide to Austin, Texas

Planning a trip to Austin, Texas? Here’s where to eat, drink, and stay, and what to see and do. In the middle of Texas sits a neon blue oasis fluent

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Banish Boring Banana Bread with These 9 Easy-to-Make Stuffed Versions

Banana bread may very well be one of the greatest and most versatile gifts ever to be bestowed upon us by the food gods. It’s perfect for breakfast, a guaranteed

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‘GBBO’ Star Benjamina Ebuehi on Pushing Stronger Flavors in Baking & Her Go-To Tools

Welcome to Chowhound’s Table Talk podcast, where Executive Editor Hana Asbrink chats with some of the most interesting names and newsmakers in the food space. Today: Our very first episode

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Finally, the Food Podcast You’ve Been Waiting for Is Here

Welcome to Chowhound’s Table Talk podcast, where Executive Editor Hana Asbrink chats with some of the most interesting names and newsmakers in the food space. I have been a fan

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This Young Black Chef Channels His Worldly Heritage into Cooking

As a kid, all Lazarus Lynch wanted was to become an architect. 

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Whip Up These Restaurant-Quality Chocolate Lava Cakes with Just 5 Ingredients

These chocolate lava cakes are so easy to make you’ll be wondering why they were never in your repertoire before. Adorn the finished cakes with a puff of whipped cream or

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Ditch the Can and Make Your Own Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is way easier than you think, and infinitely better than the stuff from a can. It’s the perfect thing to top off your Valentine’s Day dessert, from

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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.

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How to Shuck an Oyster

It's easy, just jam and twist.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Fine Dining

If you’re not accustomed to fancy restaurants and are nervous about exactly how to act or what to expect, never fear: Here is your guide to fine dining like a

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A Beginner’s Guide to French Pastries

The pastry case at a French bakery can hold a dizzying array of baked goods. There are breads, cakes, and cookies—all with their own unique origin stories and techniques. To

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What Is a Green Wall & How Can You Make One In Your Home?

What is a green wall, how is it different from a living wall, and how can you have one at home—or at least keep your house plant from dying? We

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11 Easy Mug Cake Recipes That Make the Best Single Serving Desserts

Whether you’re limiting your calorie intake or don’t enjoy sharing food, microwavable mug cakes are a quick and easy alternative to baking standard-sized confections. Many times requiring only a small

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