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New ruby chocolate is 'intense sensorial delight'

This new fourth type of chocolate might make pink the new brown.<p>Get your Instagram account ready. Pink-hued chocolate is heading this way, and it's …

Dessert

Fruitcake found in the Antarctic is 106 years old

Perfectly preserved, it may have been discarded by doomed members of a 1911 expedition.<p>If you’re wondering how long that fruitcake in the fridge will …

10 of the most popular office lunches around the world

Once you see a typical Turkish lunch, you won't want yours.<p>I'm spoiled because on most work days, the entire contents of my kitchen are available for …

Eating

60 Iconic U.S. Restaurants to Try Before You Die

eat your way across America</a>, sampling the unique dishes and unrivaled ambience at some of the country's most distinct restaurants. From greasy …

23 Mexican Breakfast Recipes That Aren't All Burritos

Viva la breakfast. It’s the first meal of the day, and when it’s smothered in guacamole, queso, a runny egg, and hot sauce, it's worth celebrating. …

Breakfast

40 Decadent Desserts That Melt Fat

Black Forest Cookies<p>Almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, dried cherries, and dark chocolate chips combine to create one of the tastiest cookies …

5 Foreign Foods That Can Kill You (But You Should Eat Anyway)

How far are you willing to go to enjoy a rare delicacy? These foreign foods aren’t just delicious—they’re also potentially deadly!<p>Foreign Foods That …

You may not know what koji is, but you've probably eaten it

This moldy staple of Japanese cooking is catching on in the U.S.<p>If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine, you've probably eaten koji, though you may not have …

Here Are the 50 Best Healthy-Eating Tips of All Time

Canal House Peach Jam

This peach jam recipe makes enough to give a few jars away as gifts, or you could easily halve it.<p>Ingredients<p>Makes 6 to 8 half-pint jars<p>12 large ripe freestone peaches<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>3 cups sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>special equipment<p>A candy thermometer<p>Preparation<p>ACTIVE: 30TOTAL: …

Recipes

Do you know the official food of your state?

You Should Never, Ever Throw Away Strawberry Tops

Up until now we've always been taught to think that every fruit has a part that you shouldn't eat: watermelon seeds, apple cores, orange peels, …

20 Foods You Can Only Find In The South

6 Ways Southerners Cook With Coca-Cola

It is rare to run across a Southerner who has not, at some point in their lives, enjoyed the sweet and salty taste of peanuts poured into a bottle of …

5 celebs you didn't know were amazing cooks

You know them for another skill, yet they made Epicurious's list of 100 greatest home cooks of all time.<p>What does it take to elevate a cook to a …

Food

You've been cooking potatoes wrong your whole life

This Artist Makes Amazing Carvings Out of Food

Food market aisles are like a blank canvas for Daniele Barresi, an Italian carving designer who’s now based in Sydney, Australia. The creative …

Food

Philly pizza dough has history baked right in

At Urban Village Brewing Company, the dough is started with yeast captured from the air in Old City.<p>The mother yeast at Urban Village Brewing Company …

Let this expert Dallas chef teach you how to order the perfect steak

When you go to Bob's Steak & Chop House for a delicious dinner, there's really no way you can go wrong. But you could order a steak that's perhaps …

Steak

Clouds, hearts and other epic ways to cook eggs

Eggs

The easiest way to peel hard-boiled eggs

Once you've mastered how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, you need to learn how to peel hard-boiled eggs without making a mess of the egg white or …

Brunch

Top 11 chocolate myths

Aphrodisiac? Acne inciter? Friend or foe? Here's the skinny on the world's most beloved confectionery.<p>The Latin name for the cacao tree, <i>Theobroma</i> …

6 surprising health benefits of mushrooms

'Magic' indeed: Each kind has a different nutritional superpower.<p>Cultures around the world have eaten or used mushrooms medicinally for centuries, …

51 foods the world can thank America for

What's So Great About 350 Degrees?

Machines standardize all kinds of behaviors—including how people prepare meals.<p>The machines of modern meal-making are tools of considerable precision. This is the age of bluetooth-enabled meat thermometers and smartphone-powered toaster ovens, devices that reflect the idea that food-making is more …

How to make cloud eggs

I tried the latest Instagramable egg dish. Is this worth the work?<p>Have you heard about cloud eggs? It's the cooking fad in which the whites of the …

The Best Sandwich in Every State

The 99 Most American Recipes Ever

Do you know your wine bottle shapes?

The form of these curvy bottles all has to do with what's inside.<p>The evolution of glass bottles has changed the way wine gets to consumers. Once it …