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How to Host a Vegan Dinner Party Meat Eaters Will Love

How to Host a Vegan Dinner Party Meat Eaters Will Love

Throw a dinner party that just happens to have no animal products. You don't even have to mention to your meat-eating friends that there will be no meat, dairy, eggs, or honey for dinner. If it's a delicious, hearty enough meal, they might not even notice. Your vegan friends will thank you. Gabriella Mann, chef-owner of Baba Cool, a vegan-friendly café in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood, is no stranger to cooking this way. "The more people try these things, the more they'll realize they'll feel full with it and they'll enjoy it. Vegan food can be flavorful and hearty," Mann says. She shares what's worked for her, and how it can work for you. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Tzatziki and Tahini?

What is the Difference Between Tzatziki and Tahini?

Although both of these delicious sauces start with a T, tzatziki is a refreshing cucumber and yogurt-based Greek dip while tahini is the Middle Eastern condiment that’s a paste (similar to peanut butter) made from toasted and ground sesame seeds. READ MORE

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

13 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 number of ingredients in very small quantities, the single serving dessert makes the perfect weekday snack to satisfy any late-night sugar craving. We've rounded up 13 of the most drool-worthy recipes we could find. From tried and true classics to innovative re-creations, these pre-portioned treats always deliver. READ MORE

‘Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent’ Sizzles With Culinary Intrigue

‘Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent’ Sizzles With Culinary Intrigue

Chef Jeremiah Tower may not be a household name like Alice Waters, even in California where he once made history. But if you’ve ever eaten a fine meal in a Golden State restaurant, prepared by a superstar chef in an open kitchen, relying on simple ingredients, carefully sourced from nearby waters and farms, then you’ve certainly tasted cooking influenced by him. READ MORE

Black and White Dessert Recipes That Rebel Against the Rainbow Unicorn Trend

Black and White Dessert Recipes That Rebel Against the Rainbow Unicorn Trend

It's safe to say that the world has collectively flipped out over Starbucks' limited edition Unicorn Frappucino, but this isn't the first time we've fallen victim to gimmicky marketing campaigns featuring foods with rainbow colors. (And if we had to bet money on it, this certainly won't be the last.) READ MORE

‘Paris Can Wait’ Star Diane Lane Delves into French Fare

‘Paris Can Wait’ Star Diane Lane Delves into French Fare

"You can't leave until you eat every last bite," Chef Maria Sinskey tells the cluster of film and food media at her cooking demonstration and lunch party during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. That's where Sinskey whipped up the dishes from Paris Can Wait, a sensual, nuanced movie opening May 12 in New York and California. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Kefir and Yogurt?

What is the Difference Between Kefir and Yogurt?

Although kefir and yogurt are both cultured dairy products packed with probiotics and protein, there are a few key differences that differentiate one from the other. Yogurt is made from the bacterial fermentation of milk—there are numerous types of yogurts with varying fat content. According to the FDA, yogurt must contain “live and active” cultures, including Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles. There are as many brands and types of yogurts now as you can possibly imagine, including the thicker, unsweetened Greek yogurt that’s popular (think Fage and Chobani), not to mention Icelandic-style (Siggi’s), Australian (Noosa), and Bulgarian (Trimona).  Yogurt is easy to make at home and if you’re sick of the store-bought flavors you can easily add a number of additions like jam, granola, fruit, and nuts. READ MORE

Become a Master of Enchiladas with These Easy Steps

Become a Master of Enchiladas with These Easy Steps

Enchiladas are one of those foods that, when done correctly, you can’t stop thinking about (what’s better than a spicy, saucy, cheesy tortilla filled with meat or veggies?). But when you make a bad batch, they’re a soggy mess. READ MORE

13 Ways to Eat More Bacon

13 Ways to Eat More Bacon

Elvis, Metallica—everybody loves it! READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?

What is the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?

Summer is coming and that means it’s barbecue season—and there’s no better time to finally figure out the difference between baby back and spareribs than the present. Pork ribs go by many names, depending on the region. Baby back ribs, also known as back ribs, loin ribs, or Canadian back ribs, are shorter than spareribs and a full slab has between 11 and 13 bones. Baby back ribs are connected to the backbone and nestled beneath the loin muscle—they get their name from the fact that they’re the most tender and leanest ribs. They’re sometimes called Canadian ribs because Canadian bacon is made from the same loin mean that’s connected to the ribs. (If you want to learn more than you bargained for about different cuts of pork, check out this very detailed and informative diagram.) READ MORE