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Everything You Need To Know About Paczki, The Ultimate Fat Tuesday Treat (PHOTOS)

CHICAGO -- Dinkel's Bakery is a Mardi Gras madhouse on the morning of Fat Tuesday. A few patrons grab for coffee and king cakes in the 92-year-old North Side bakery, but what everyone is really there for are the paczki.<p>In cities around the country and particularly in the Polish communities of …

The Serious Eats Guide to Whole Grains

Grains have been a staple of the human diet for the last, oh, 10,000 years. And if you think about it properly—by which I mean with a few debatable leaps of logic and some generous omissions—grains are also basically responsible for all the best things: beer, adorable pets, beds, cheesy popcorn, …

23 Reasons Ann Arbor Is The Best Food Town In All The Land

Ann Arbor, Michigan, where every Wolverine's heart and stomach forever belongs.

Ina's Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake

Whip up this special Valentine's Day dessert for your special someone.<p>STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, DECONSTRUCTED<p><b>Serves 6</b><p>FOR THE SHORTCAKE<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons sugar, plus extra for sprinkling<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) cold unsalted butter, …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …

The Origins Of Fettuccine Alfredo

<i>by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog</i><p><i>Photos by Rizka Budiati and Wim Fournier</i><p>When your stomach aches, your mom may have offered you saltines or plain toast -- something light that wouldn't aggravate your tummy. In Italy, this same principle applies, but with pasta.<p>In …

You’ll Never Believe The Singing Voice That Comes Out Of Robert Downey Jr.’s Body

A lot of people in Hollywood have spent virtually their entire young adulthoods singin and dancin and actin and generally doing fruity theater kid stuff, which is why I’m rarely surprised when I find out that a public figure heretofore known solely for acting can also sing. Like cocaine and weird …

A Secret to the Best Bacon Ever

<b>Preheat the oven to 400°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat to 400°F. If you're cooking 2 sheets of bacon, position a second …

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29 Healthy Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Here's to the kind of New Year's resolutions that don't make you want to stab yourself with a celery stick.

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The Secret to Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s the key to chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges and a soft, chewy center? More than just technique, it’s also the ingredients you choose. …

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

April 18, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p><i>In this Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas recipe, pork shoulder gets rubbed down with an herb and oil mixture, then is</i> …

Grilled Chicken Tacos

4 Servings<p>These chicken tacos are made with thighs, which are more flavorful than chicken breasts; plus, they're less expensive. Put them to work in any fast weeknight preparation, starting with these spiced tacos.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium onion, cut into wedges, keeping root intact<p>2 garlic …

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