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Alison Spiegel
Alison Spiegel is a Food Editor at the Huffington Post. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, and she currently lives in Brooklyn.

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14 Pierogi Recipes That Put Other Dumplings To Shame

(8) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 1:23 PM

pierogis (Photo Credit: James Ransom/Food52)

In the battle of best dumpling on earth, the pierogi has a fighting chance for the championship. These Polish dough pillows are usually filled with farmer's cheese, potatoes, sauerkraut, mushrooms, meat or fruit. They're endlessly versatile and seriously...

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Avocados Aren't The Only Trendy Food That May Be Endangered Because Of The Drought

(82) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 11:56 AM

When New York Magazine posed the terrifying question, "Have You Eaten Your Last Avocado?" in an article published Wednesday, avocado lovers everywhere panicked. Again. It's no secret that California's drought, the worst in 1,200 years, is a serious threat to certain foods.


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7 Reasons To Travel To Cambodia Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 10:30 AM

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When the sun rises over Angkor Wat, it's easy to understand why the citizens of the ancient city of Angkor considered their leaders to be gods. The rising sun reflects off the massive stone temple complex and the thick green jungle that surrounds...

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You Can Still Ski On The East Coast In May At Tuckerman Ravine

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 12:56 PM

While everyone else is celebrating the weather this time of year, serious skiers are doing the opposite. Spring blossoms and longer days aren't reasons to rejoice, but reasons to despair, because ski season is over. Right?

Not exactly. For expert skiers on the East Coast, there's actually a slope...

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WTF Is Durian And Why Would You Ever Want To Eat It?

(9) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 3:52 PM

If a fruit smelled like feet, would you eat it? If that fruit smelled like damp feet that had been festering in a soggy boot for hours, could you even bear to look at it? What if the moisture came not from a puddle or some sort of bad weather,...

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Here's Why Using Chips In Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Is A Huge Mistake

(63) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Chocolate chip cookies are one of life's greatest, simplest pleasures. As straightforward as they are, however, they're equally easy to screw up. There's one practically universal mistake that too many people make, and if you want a better cookie, you'd better listen up: Stop using chocolate chips. Use...

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You Can Now Make Big Gay Ice Cream's Amazing Recipes At Home (And We've Got A Sneak Peek)

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 3:01 PM

Summer might not be here yet, but ice cream season has officially arrived. Ben & Jerry's is rolling out an ice cream burrito on 4/20. Boutique ice cream companies like Jeni's, Ample Hills and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are ramping up production of...

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Ben & Jerry's BRRR-ito Is Bringing Ice Cream And Burritos Together At Last

(8) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Ben & Jerry's doesn't need to do anything to be the perfect treat for 4/20; it's already the go-to munchies satisfier. But the cheeky ice cream company always has something up its sleeve, and this year they're getting even closer to munchies nirvana.

On April 20, Ben...

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Here's What Gluten Really Does To Your Food

(115) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last five years, you're familiar with the term gluten. Whether you're gluten-free or a gluten freak, you know it's a buzzy word in the food and health world, and you may even know how it...

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Fava Bean Recipes That Will Make You Forget All About Hannibal Lecter

(20) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 4:18 PM

Ever since 1991, fava beans have had it kind of rough.

That was the year "The Silence Of The Lambs" came out, and the first time the world heard Hannibal Lector's now-iconic line: "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." The life of this...

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7 Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Legendary Food Writer Mimi Sheraton

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 2:46 PM

It's not every day that an 89-year-old publishes a book, let alone one that's nearly 1000 pages. But then again, there's no one in the world quite like Mimi Sheraton. The first woman restaurant critic at the New York Times, Sheraton has been a writing about food for...

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Ice Cream Float Recipes To Feed Your Inner Child

(7) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:14 AM

There are few foods that can invoke nostalgia quite like an ice cream float. Whether it's a root beer float or a strawberry ice cream soda, this delightful dessert just pull at the heart strings.

Thanks to a collective celebration of all things old-timey, old fashioned...

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FarmersWeb Is Making It Easier For Food To Get From Farm To Table

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 9:29 PM

While it may be overused, the phrase "farm-to-table" is more than just a buzzword -- it represents an important cultural shift over the past 10 years in both the food industry and in the dining public's priorities. But as more farmers, restaurants and food purveyors try to source and serve...

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The Seductive Way Sichuan Cuisine Is Captivating America

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 10:58 AM

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Large cubes of impossibly soft tofu rest atop ground pork in a fiery red, oily sauce, garnished with a spoonful of thinly sliced scallions. The bold colors in the bowl and the spicy aroma of Sichuan peppercorn tantalize your...

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How To Make Homemade Mozzarella, Because It Trumps The Store-Bought Kind

(19) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 10:50 AM

Mozzarella is a beautiful thing. What's even more beautiful than mozzarella is fresh mozzarella. So soft that it melts in your mouth, it's an entirely different ballgame than the stretchy stuff you buy in stores. Once you try just-made mozzarella , you'll never want to go back. This...

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Recipes That Make The Most Of Garlic Scapes

(18) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:23 AM

If you find yourself staring at a garlic scape thinking, "WTF is that?" don't worry. You're not alone. They might be something of a mystery to many, but garlic scapes are worth getting to know. They're twisty, curly, bright green stems that shoot up from garlic bulbs. They are also...

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Uber Food Delivery Is Happening

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:23 AM

Uber, the taxi-app that everyone loves to hate, may have just gotten a little more likable -- at least for food-lovers. Uber is entering the food delivery service. UberFresh launched in December in Los Angeles, and on February 18, UberEats launched in Barcelona.

UberFresh and UberEats...

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세계 최초의 햄버거는 어디에서 기원했을까

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 3:52 PM

세계 최초의 햄버거는 어디에서 탄생했을까? 아마도 당신이 생각한 곳은 아닐지 모른다. 미국도, 독일도 아니다. 세계 최초의 햄버거는 중국에서 탄생했다.

의아해하는 사람이 당신만 있는 건 아니다. 하지만 중국 햄버거는 실제로 존재하고, 미국에서 햄버거라고 부르는 것보다 확실히 먼저 생겼다. 중국어로는 로우쟈모(rou jia mo). 번역하자면 '고기 버거' 혹은 '고기 샌드위치'라고 할...

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Study Shows That People Are Getting Even More Obsessed With Pop-Up Restaurants

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 9:48 AM

If you thought pop-up restaurants were just another food trend that would go the way of fat free cookies and foam, you might need to reconsider. According to a study released by Eventbrite called "The Rise of Pop-Up Dining Events and the Experiential Diner," the pop-up trend is...

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