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The Top Friendsgiving Tips and Tricks from Influencers

Influencers—they’re just like us. They’ve had Friendsgiving mishaps ranging from the prized turkey ending up in a mop bucket to pouring chocolate sauce all over their savory Friendsgiving dinner plate.

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‘Queer Eye’ Food Expert Antoni Porowski Shares His Friendsgiving Tips and Tricks

They say friends are the family we choose and there’s no better way to choose to celebrate your besties than with a Friendsgiving. While this concept may be foreign to those

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How World War II Inspired Club Med, One of the World’s Biggest Travel Brands

“Here too, everything is possible,” wrote socialist Marceau Pivert in a 1936 opinion piece as a workers’ revolution was cresting in France. Overwrought with classism, unchecked capitalism, and hurtling toward

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A Case for Canned Cranberry Sauce: Defending Thanksgiving’s Most Controversial Side Dish

Canned cranberry sauce can be quite a point of contention! Some people love it passionately, complaining to their Thanksgiving dinner host if it’s missing from the table. Others hate it

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This Horror-Themed LA Brewery Serves Tricks, Treats, and Delicious Craft Beer

Lucky are those who survived this past Friday the 13th. For those in the know in Carson, it was extra. Tucked away off the beaten path, hidden away in what

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Parmigiano Reggiano Is the Heart of Italy

I am a bad Italian. Despite growing up with a Sicilian great grandmother, a family who scream-spoke every sentence, and a T-zone more oily than a slab of cooked bacon,

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The History of Gnocchi

When you think of Italian food, you probably think of things like chicken piccata, veal parmesan, and pasta. Lots and lots of pasta. In my experience, one dish that goes

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The History of the Candy Apple

Perfect fall apples are a prize all on their own, but it’s understandable if they seem even more appealing enrobed in sugary coatings. And we’d make a case that candied

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The History of American Hard Cider

Hard cider. The name may sound tough, but this alcoholic beverage hasn’t had the easiest path to success. And while the moniker may be uniquely American — the rest of

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Sriracha: The Story Behind America’s Favorite Sauce

For most of us, it’s not possible to pinpoint the first time we encountered Sriracha. Perhaps it was always there—you grew up with it tucked into your cabinet, that iconic

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Tater Tots Are Junk Food Innovation at Its Peak

Tater tots: nuggets of potato goodness, fast food favorite, and a staple in every school cafeteria. But how did the french fry’s lumpy step-cousin become a lunch room icon? It turns

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How Did Fudge Become a Staple of Tourist Towns?

Along with the usual glut of novelty magnets, key chains, t-shirts, and shot glasses at any given tourist stop, you’ll probably also find fudge. Like salt water taffy, it’s become

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Secrets of the Tandoor Oven

Ever had something so good you just know whoever made it just isn’t playing fair? Privy to some advantage, trick or secret weapon and no matter how hard you try,

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Who Baked the First Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie?

National Chocolate Chip Cookie day is August 4. The most celebrated chocolate chip cookie is, of course, the Toll House chocolate chip cookie. And like most iconic foods, the Toll

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The Ultimate Condiment Showdown: Ketchup vs. Mustard

You know ‘em, and moreover, love ‘em, those iconic food pairings like peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, or pickles and ice cream. While it’s hard to say who

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11 Wine Subscriptions to Toast to Each Month

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, wine clubs offer adventure and convenience every month or so. Some rely on quizzes while others choose for you, but every wine club

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Everything You Didn’t Know About Chicken of the Sea, as Not Told by Jessica Simpson

When you hear the brand name “Chicken of the Sea,” what comes to mind? For some, it’s nostalgia; for others, it’s simply the name of their preferred brand of canned

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Omakase: The Popular Japanese Tasting Tradition Explained

Like many, I was introduced to sushi omakase via the 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” an artful account of Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi master who operates a 10-seat

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Finding Their Whey: The Marcoot Sisters and the Invention of Whey Ice

You know the adage: When life hands you a seventh-generation Jersey dairy farm legacy, make cheese and sustainable frozen desserts from cheesemaking byproducts. Perhaps that’s not entirely universal, but it

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Who Invented the Piña Colada?

Is there a cocktail more summer-y than the piña colada? Just one taste of rum, pineapple, and coconut and you’re instantly transported to an island getaway. But how did the

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Lidia Bastianich Takes Us Through the History of Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e pepe is a social media sensation. Everywhere you look, there are live-action pasta lifts or perfectly backlit shots of creamy, bespeckled, oh-so-twirlable mounds of this classic pasta dish.

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