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Let Them Eat Meatcake

Forget buttercream and génoise. Mashed potatoes and ground beef is the way to have your cake and eat it, too.

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The Crema of the Crop

Our barista continues on the path to top honors.

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Cream of Wheat Beyond the Breakfast Bowl

Cream of Wheat, a.k.a. farina, a.k.a. semolina, has plenty of uses beyond the hot cereal we associate with childhood.

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Spring Salad as Beautiful as It Is Delicious

A chilled composed salad that would whet any hound’s appetite.

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The Peanut Butteriest Ice Cream

For real peanut-butter-lovers, the ultimate in frozen treats: peanut butter–flavored ice cream studded with chunks of peanut butter cups.

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Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?

Wrigley catches flak for its Mint Mojito Orbit gum.

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All Coked Up and No Place to Go

Billed as three times stronger than Red Bull, the energy drink Cocaine is running into at least three times as much mischief.

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Cheesy TV

Watch cheese age … fast!

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KFC Will Kentucky-Fry Your Children

KFC just began TV ad campaign that plays a high-pitched sound inaudible to most people over 20; viewers who can hear the sound can win $10. But the company insists it isn’t marketing to kids.

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Link Me Up, Scotty

Short on inspiration? Check out this blogger’s shout-outs to favorite eats and good reads.

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High Froth

A barista pulls and steams her way to the top.

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Organic Pet Food Boom Won’t Last

The recent spike in sales of “natural” pet food was a predictable upshot of the Menu Foods recall, but it’s far from a long-term fix for the unsavory kibble industry.

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Omakase Explained

When you request omakase from a sushi chef, you are saying something like, “I put myself in your hands.”

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It’s Not Like Chicken

Squirrel meat, that is. Also, the flavor of fiddlehead ferns.

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A Spoonfood with Atomic Pucker Power

Torshak: a sour Persian fruit pickle meant to be eaten as a snack.

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The Daily Grind and Shred

Produce extractors can help supermarkets keep unsold produce out of the landfill—and help out gardeners in the process.

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Beckham Diets for Daughter

Posh Spice puts her hubby on a “daughter diet,” which does not—as I originally thought—have anything to do with eating actual daughters.

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Cuckoo for Coconuts

Cracking, peeling, grating: The San Francisco Chronicle gets down with the hairy little guys.

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Crud Busters

New dish scrubbers make scouring easy.

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Burns the Hairs Right Out of Your Nose

Touring bourbon distilleries in Kentucky.

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This Is Why Your Phone Has Butter Stains

CBS’s Early Show reports on a new service that lets panicking home cooks dial a culinary hot line in order to obtain instant assistance from professional chefs.

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