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What Is Soda Bread, and Is It Really Irish?

That such as thing exists as the Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread belies the fierce protection of an ancient food item; a culinary cultural relic passed down

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Chowhound Recommends: Best Time-Saving Hacks

Welcome to Chowhound Recommends, Chowhound’s weekly series where our staff shares our favorite food and kitchen items around a central theme. This week we’re giving some love to the items

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13 Cereal Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night

Cereal can be so many things: nourishment, comfort, a quick fix, nostalgia, even art. It can also transcend meal times, and not just in the way that eating a bowl

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What Is Vermicelli?

Although vermicelli may not have the most appetizing name (it translates, rather unfortunately, to “little worms”), the extra-thin noodles are quick-cooking and good with countless flavors, as proven by the

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These Simple Tips Make Eggs Benedict Easy, Even for a Crowd

Some foods fall naturally into the categories of both breakfast and brunch: pancakes and waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon. But along with Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas, eggs Benedict tends to

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What Are the Best Food Podcasts Right Now?

Thanks to the development of some very good culinary podcasts, today’s food-obsessed are asking each other, “What are you listening to?” as much as they are “What shows are you

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11 Great Ways to Use Oreos for National Oreo Day

Oreos are eternal, and so good they have their own holiday: National Oreo Day on March 6, in case you needed an excuse to celebrate (i.e. eat a bunch of

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Make Cajun Seasoning the Star of Your Mardi Gras Dinner

Call it Creole or Cajun, the sort of spicy seasoning blend typical of so many New Orleans dishes is perfect for jazzing up your meals, especially on Mardi Gras. Whether

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Are Oreos Really Vegan?

For over a century, Oreos have been one of the most delicious and versatile cookies around. Whether you dip it in milk, use it as a fro-yo topping (or ice cream

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How to Plan an Orange-Themed Brunch

I LOVE a good themed party, and I’m known for going hard. I love dressing top to bottom in themed clothing, but what I love even more is creating a

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11 Mardi Gras Drinks to Get the Good Times Rolling

Mardi Gras is basically one big party, and what’s a party without drinks? To properly celebrate the carnival season, we came up with a couple Mardi Gras cocktail recipes inspired

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Is the Keto Diet Bad for Your Heart?

The low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet can sound too good to be true. (Eat butter! And red meat! And cheese! Eschew carbs and lose weight!) But search #ketotransformation on Instagram and you’ll

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What Is the Difference Between Gumbo and Jambalaya?

They’re both flavorful and hearty dishes associated with New Orleans, but what is the difference between gumbo and jambalaya? Gumbo Gumbo is a Creole stew that is frequently made with

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Forget Bourbon Street: The Real Party During New Orleans Mardi Gras Is on Frenchmen Street

If you look at a map of The Crescent City, you will find a number of streets that proceed in an east-west fashion, only to make a sudden left turn

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Which Is Better, Pancakes or Waffles?

In the age-old breakfast debate of pancakes versus waffles, it’s hard to pick a side. Both are delicious, and each has its superior applications (chicken and pancakes is not a

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Oh, the Many Ways We Love Étouffée

Literally translated, étouffée means to smother or suffocate. That might sound scary in a murder-by-pillow or mother-in-law-with-no-boundaries kinda way, but when it comes to food, no. That sounds dreamy.

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What Is the Difference Between Maple Syrup and Pancake Syrup?

I grew up in a pancakes-and-syrup household; not a pancakes-and-syrup-and-butter household, nor a pancakes-and-butter one. Even though a Clipart plate of pancakes always includes a pat of butter, I was

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What Is the Difference Between Potato Pancakes and Potato Latkes?

Much like doughnuts and dumplings—and, well, pancakes in general—almost every culture around the world has its own take on potato pancakes. The Swiss have their rosti, the Japanese have their

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What Is the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?

They both usually start as flour-based batters enriched with milk and eggs that’s poured onto a skillet, griddle, or pan and cooked until firm enough to roll or flip, but

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17 Mardi Gras Recipes for Fat Tuesday

These Mardi Gras recipes are just the thing to celebrate Fat Tuesday in style. Historically, Mardi Gras (which is the same thing as Fat Tuesday) is the last official chance for

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What Is the Difference Between Pozole and Menudo?

What is the difference between pozole and menudo? One has a stomach-churning past, the other is actually made with stomach. But they’re both a pair of soul-satisfying soups that also

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