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How and why to chill red wine

There are so many rules when it comes to wine — and there are plenty of reasons to break them. I believe you should drink whatever wine you like in …

New Jersey

3 easy ways to make your own butter

One ingredient and one kitchen tool is all you need.<p>Making butter is easy. You only need one ingredient: heavy cream. You can use cream from raw milk …

Recipes

14 Simple Kitchen Hacks That Save Food and Money

Most people know that eating at home is less expensive than eating out, but there are ways to save even more when preparing meals in your own …

Mediterranean diet could add years to your life

The secret lies in the antioxidants.<p>If there’s a single way of eating that persists in laying claim as one of the healthiest, it’s the Mediterranean …

50 Italian Foods You Have To Try Before You Die

Piadina is a typical product of the Romagna region. It's a thin flatbread made with flour, lard (or olive oil), salt and water. Back in the day, they …

7 important benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

Some benefits include a healthier brain and heart and a less anxiety.<p>You may know in a general way that omega-3 fatty acids are important for health, …

100 Foods To Try Before You Die

Originally grown in the Greater Antilles and the West Indies, star apple can now be found in the lowlands of Central America and also in Southeast …

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7 Secret Ingredients That Make Cake Mix Taste Homemade

It’s your Great Aunt Mildred’s 80th birthday party and you’re on cake duty. The only problem? You’ve got eight billion other things to do, and this …

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The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple<p>Maryn McKenna<p>Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a …

5 foods besides romaine that can have E. coli

Treat these foods with caution to avoid food poisoning.<p>You've probably heard about the U.S. government's warning earlier this year to avoid romaine …

E.coli

49 Juicy Burger Secrets Everyone Should Know About

If you're going to eat a burger, you might as well go all out, don't you think? Ground chuck is the creme de la creme for affordable, delicious …

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood, And We Wish We Were Kidding

Move over kale.<p>An international team of scientists sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches in 2016. The reason?<p>It's more …

Grandma’s Secret Recipes

Passed down by my grandmother and mother, this recipe is a cherished family tradition. We've even had each grandchild and great-grandchild take a …

Act like a Swede and take a 'fika' break today

This Swedish social tradition is more than just a quick cup of coffee.<p>The American concept of a coffee break sometimes feels like something of a …

Coffee

5 recipes for the bumper crop of avocados

We're in luck this year, so let's make the best of the situation.<p>Last year, when it came to avocado availability, it was famine. This year, it's a …

Healthy Eating

For a perfectly boiled egg, use quantum physics

Yes, you can achieve perfection, but will it be worth the hassle?<p>When did boiling eggs become so complicated? When I learned to hard boil eggs, I was …

Quantum Physics

7 Easter egg dyeing tips for non-DIYers

Anyone can create beautiful patterns with these simple tricks.<p>Dyeing Easter eggs is a tradition for many families. Some people go all-out, painting …

Eggs

42 of Chicago's Best Pizza Places, Ranked

42 of Chicago’s Best Pizza Places, Ranked<p>No explanation, no debate – these are the best pizzerias in the city. Period.<p><i>Photo Credit: Uno’s …

11 Kinds of Pierogi You Should Try in Poland

<i>Pierogi</i> is to Poland what sushi is to Japan or pizza to Italy. Simply put, <i>pierogi</i> is Poland’s national dish and can be found in restaurants, cafés …

What is real barbecue?

I know this is a touchy topic, so bear with me.<p>I've probably told this story before, but it bears repeating since we're talking about …

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50 Heritage Dinners Your Family Will Love

My great aunt from Sicily taught my mother how to stuff and bake a steak in a jellyroll style. It’s unique and really special in our family. …

This weird-looking mushroom should be on your menu

If you're new to mushrooming, you know that it's wise to stick with foraging mushroom species you can easily identify and can't mistake for an …

7 ancient recipes translated for modern cooks

Scholars and home cooks have done the challenging conversion work; the cooking is up to you.<p>"Translation of ancient recipes can be difficult," said …

How to make Prosecco pancakes

Shrove Tuesday certainly deserves this approach, but you'll love them any day of the year.<p>On Fat Tuesday, it's customary to indulge your appetite …

7 Lunar New Year recipes to bring good fortune

Here in the United States, we're already a month and a half into our New Year, but in East Asia, the new year begins on Feb. 16. The Lunar New Year, …

The differences between 8 kinds of milk

The guide will help you identify which milk is the best for you.<p>Stand in front of a dairy case these days and you may feel a little overwhelmed by …

Weird foods from the '50s, '60s and '70s

You really have to wonder: Who ever thought that was a good idea?<p>Flickr is a treasure trove of vintage ads, including vintage food ads with recipes …