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Tracye McQuirter Is Leading the 10,000 Black Vegan Women Movement

Tracye McQuirter is an award-winning author, speaker, activist, public health nutritionist, and vegan trailblazer. Throughout her 33 years as a vegan, she has written multiple books and led the way

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What Is Bulletproof Coffee & Is It Actually Good for You?

Like green juice or a wheatgrass shot, bulletproof coffee is both a beverage and a lifestyle statement. A mixture of coffee, butter (sometimes ghee), and coconut oil (or MCT oil), this

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These Albóndigas in Chipotle Tomato Sauce Bring the Heat

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15. Today, we spotlight La Cocina, an inspiring San Francisco-based kitchen incubutor that’s helped develop food products, restaurants, food

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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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This D.C. Beverage Director Believes Everybody Has a Role to Play in Revolution

“Activism comes in many shapes and sizes,” says Andra “AJ” Johnson. “There is a lane for creatives as we can be the storytellers of the movement.”

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West African Ginjan Is the Ultimate Summer Refresher

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we’re embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we’ll bring you transportive flavors and

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This Fiery Jerk Chicken Recipe Will Transport You (Safely) to the Caribbean

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we’re embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we’ll bring you transportive flavors and

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The Hawaiian and Not-So-Hawaiian Histories of the Mai Tai

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we’re embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we’ll bring you transportive flavors and

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Great Coffee and Community Support: BLK & Bold Is Changing the Game

If you love great coffee, care about community impact, and want to support Black-owned businesses, you need to know about BLK & Bold.

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This Former Flight Attendant Turned Chef’s Restaurant Is a Family Affair

We’re celebrating Pride month by spotlighting LGBTQ+ chefs, cookbook authors, and businesses. Here, gifted and magnetic Chef Deborah VanTrece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours talks about owning a restaurant with

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Anthony Bourdain on Hungry Ghosts, Fermented Shark & ‘Parts Unknown’

Anthony Bourdain was a trailblazer in the industry, a champion of culture, food, and a beloved member of our Chowhound community. In 2018 we chatted with the “Parts Unknown” host and today, the

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Rock Star Chef Cheetie Kumar Riffs on Southern Ingredients with Asian Spices

Throughout Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Chowhound is celebrating some of our favorite chefs, cookbook authors, and entrepreneurs. For our final profile, Sucheta Rawal spoke with Cheetie Kumar, three-time

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From Le Cordon Bleu to the Cafeteria: Mihoko Obunai Is Changing School Lunch for the Better

In honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re celebrating some of our favorite chefs and entrepreneurs. Chef Mihoko Obunai, winner of the Real School Food Challenge, spoke with

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Here’s What It’s Really Like to Work at a Grocery Store During the Coronavirus Pandemic

My friend Daniele Darbonne [not her real name] has worked as a grocery store picker for years, filling online orders for pickup or delivery at a national chain.  It’s rarely

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Here’s How to Help Off Their Plate Aid Healthcare Workers & Restore Restaurant Wages

From celebrities and chefs to local food banks and grassroots organizations, people everywhere have been pitching in to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on our communities. Here’s

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*NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick Has a Surprisingly Simple Beef Jerky Recipe—and We Got Our Hands on It

The restaurant industry is undoubtedly one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 closures and we want to do everything we can to spotlight the impacted chefs, restaurants, and small businesses

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The ‘Shape of Pasta’ Celebrates Two Ingredients in Infinite Forms

“My greatest goal is to piss the Italians off so that they see what they’re leaving behind,” says Evan Funke, reflecting on his just-released eight-part documentary series “Shape of Pasta.” 

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How Cannabis-Infused Edibles Evolved Into High Art & Exacting Science

In recent years, recreational marijuana has gained a lot of ground and edibles have become a big business. Here’s a look at their history, and how Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal

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Foods That Boost the Immune System & What to Avoid, According to an Expert

Having a healthy and high-functioning immune system has always been an attractive proposition, but the concept has been greatly underscored with more pointed consequences in 2020. You can’t open your

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The Passover Food at New York’s Breads Bakery Is a Revelation

For the best Passover seder food, New York’s Breads Bakery should be on your bucket list. Note: This piece was written prior to the spread of COVID-19 but you can currently still

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How Making Wine as Therapy Changed One Woman’s Life

Throughout International Women’s Month, Chowhound is sharing stories from and about a wealth of women entrepreneurs, businesses, chefs, and cookbook writers who have all found success in the food space.

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