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New Oxford Dictionary Food Words

New Oxford Dictionary Food Words

If you're a food nerd like we are, you might also light up when you hear the news: Oxford Dictionaries released a feast of new food words. Our modern vernacular, from superfood to drunken noodles, has infiltrated this venerated lexicon. Wordy enough for you? READ MORE

Our Favorite Middle-Eastern Foods, We Welcome You

Our Favorite Middle-Eastern Foods, We Welcome You

While we write about the food you love to create and eat, the world has erupted in opinionated reactions to President Trump's executive order on immigration that bans anyone from seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the United States. You've sat back in satisfied approval of the ruling that soothes your legitimate fear of terrorist attacks, or you've joined the outraged masses at airports and government buildings, rallying against discrimination and deportation. Whoever you side with, the news seems to be turning our daily lives upside down. You may have lost your appetite, or you might be binging on Do-Si-Do Cookies. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

What is the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

Although these two chocolatey substances are spelled nearly identically, there is a significant difference between cocoa and cacao, especially when you’re using it in a recipe. Both cocoa and cacao come from the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), which is found in tropical regions of Central and South America. READ MORE

Cocktails for Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Cocktails for Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Pick your favorite film out this year's best-picture Oscar nominees. Now, make a drink that plays into that movie — inspiration can come from the movie's setting, characters, plot, era, or a play on words with the drink's name. Maybe do it with your top three favorite films if you're hosting an Oscars party. For those who are going to drink while watching the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, you might as well do it in style and in celebration of the transporting art of moving pictures. READ MORE

15 Reasons to Jump on the Bowl Recipe Bandwagon

15 Reasons to Jump on the Bowl Recipe Bandwagon

Bowls are the way to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Smoothies? In a bowl. Any rice dish? Throw it in a bowl. Salad? Bowl. Leftovers? Mix it up and toss it in a bowl. These cavernous dishes are not simply for your soups and cereals. They're the main event for modern eating. READ MORE

What Is a Caper?

What Is a Caper?

Smaller than an eraser nub on the end of a pencil, capers pack such a wallop of flavor they can wake up many a boring dish. A caper is the unopened flower bud of the prickly caper plant Capparis spinosa. It looks a bit like a dark green pea and is native to the Mediterranean region. READ MORE

How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscars Party

How to Set Up Your Room for an Oscars Party

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What Is the Difference Between a Large Egg and an Extra Large Egg?

What Is the Difference Between a Large Egg and an Extra Large Egg?

When you’re making scrambled eggs, it doesn’t matter what size egg you’re using—usually the size that’s on sale at the grocery store is your best pick. But when you’re making a cake (or something more complicated), using a Medium instead of an Extra Large egg can really throw a wrench in your best-tested recipe. READ MORE

Best Low-Sugar Baking Books

Best Low-Sugar Baking Books

Sugar has its place, but the last few decades, it's been all over the place, thinking it can go anywhere it wants and invite extended family for a house party. Well, party's over, pal. We don’t need (much of) your kind to make moist baked goods with fluffy insides and caramelized, crusty outsides. We've curated some of the best low-sugar baking books that teach how to make tantalizing treats using no sugar, less sugar, and alternatives to sugar. READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Make ahead so you can make out. READ MORE