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Homemade Coke and Other Uses for Tamarind Paste

Tamarind paste is a great addition to any recipe where you want a slightly sour or tangy element.

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One Cake for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner … Oh, and Dessert, Too!

A sour cream Bundt cake with a megadose of vanilla that’s great on its own, with fruit, or further embellished as your imagination takes you.

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Meet Your Matzo

Passover is next week. Do you know where your matzo is coming from?

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Brooklyn Bites

A travel writer eats her way around New York’s hippest borough.

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Cacao Nibs and Jägermeister Pie

Gourmandism has made its way into the Pabst-drinkin’ indie-rock scene.

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In Tacos Veritas

A beloved Austin, Texas, restaurant fights developers to keep its downtown location.

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The King of Burger Ethics (?)

Burger King has decided to torture slightly fewer animals in the name of underwhelming fast food.

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Bring It

The best rolls and cases for carrying your knives.

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Next Up: A Robot Chef That Can Find and Kill Sarah Connor

A new robot-based system promises to make your low-end dining experience far more efficient. And creepy.

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Cork Retriever

A handy little gadget to remove broken wine corks.

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Ask a Cheese Shop Owner

Can raw-milk cheeses be legally sold in the United States?

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Send Me Dead Flowers

Agua de jamaica, sometimes known simply as jamaica (ha-MY-ca), is a cooling, refreshing Mexican beverage brewed from the dried flowers of the hibiscus plant.

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For the Chef Who Thought She Had Everything

The elegant Chefs Catalog is the answer to the prayers of the jaded and overequipped home cook.

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Icing’s Brave New World

The Lansing State Journal reports on what promises to be a quantum leap in the field of cake icing.

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Requiem for a Mixer

Nothing can fully prepare cooks for the passing of their beloved KitchenAid stand mixers.

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ONE Solution: Limit Farm Subsidies

The celebrity-driven ONE Campaign takes on government farm subsidies, urging members to work toward limiting these programs as a way to fight global poverty.

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Go Green

Whether you're celebrating Easter or simply warmer weather, greet spring with this seasonal menu.

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Mess with the Cooks, You’re Messing with Tony

Tony Bourdain smacks down this year’s no-kitchen Beard Awards.

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Q&A

Salmonella Is in the Air

Are eggs a bacterial time bomb or simply a seasonal reminder of fluffy bunnies and chocolate?

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Do Dark Spirits Cause Worse Hangovers Than Clear Ones?

Dark liquor, never sicker.

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Shawarma and Then Some

The flavors of Soumarelo are Armenian and Mediterranean—and addictive.

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