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Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap, Nutmeg Is a Hallucinogenic, And Chocolate Is Toxic to Dogs

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 5:05 PM

by Alessandra Bulow

You've told us about your love/hate for cilantro before, but have you ever wondered how come cilantro tastes soapy? It comes down to chemical makeup of the ingredient but instead of boring you with a blah, blah, blah explanation, there's an anonymous chemistry teacher from the UK...

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10 Restaurants Rome Locals Won't Tell You About

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 7:32 PM

by Elizabeth Minchilli

An insider's guide to where to eat now in Italy's capital city

It used to be very easy to keep up with Rome's restaurant scene since nothing ever changed. The same comfortable and reliable trattorie and ristorante where you could dependably order up heaping plates of carbonara...

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You Could Get a DUI From Spiked Ice Cream

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Alessandra Bulow

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The latest alcohol-related crackdown by Louisiana lawmakers isn't aimed at New Orleans' famous drive-thru daiquiri joints--instead the regulation of selling boozy ice cream is in question, reports the Associated Press. The best part of the debate? The epic sarcastic remarks...

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Is It Okay to Eat Roadkill?

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:09 PM

by Alessandra Bulow

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Would you ever eat roadkill? There's a growing number of roadkill cookbooks on the market, but UK police are telling people not to make roadkill cuisine -- especially after a UK surgeon recently offered some tips to the

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Calling All Kids Chefs: Enter Now For The Chance to Have Your Recipe Served at The White House This Summer!

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Tanya Steel

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Quick--which top chefs created Alaskan Ceviche with Mango or Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups? If you said 9-year-old Rowan from Alaska and 9-year-old Jessica from West Virginia, you'd be right. These are just two of the winning recipes...

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10 Healthiest Foods You Can Find at the Gas Station

(3) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 5:47 PM

Megan O. Steintrager


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The last time I went on a major road trip, the food along the way was pretty much a horror show for anyone trying to eat nutritiously. So when Epicurious asked me...

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Top Trends From the 2014 Home And Housewares Show

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 5:44 PM

by Tanya Steel

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I just flew in from the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago and boy, my arms are tired! Located at the McCormick Center, the largest convention center in North America, the show was crammed with hundreds of kitchen, tabletop,...

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Classic, Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 5:17 PM

Nick Malgieri

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Nick Malgieri, the director of baking and pastry programs at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, created this recipe exclusively for Epicurious. The enriched yeast dough is a snap to make and even easier to shape into decadent,...

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To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate?

(10) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 10:19 AM

by Sara Bonisteel

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We were recently talking about Alessandra's interview with Grant Achatz, and she mentioned that the Alinea chef copped to eating peanut butter straight out of the jar and the fridge, where he keeps it.

He keeps his peanut...

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America's 25 Best Coffee Shops

(3) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Colleen Clark

High-tech cold brew. Vintage Probat roasters. Surgically precise baristas. From a Japanese kissaten-style coffee bar to a traveling-bike coffee shop so Portland you can put a bird on it, read on for 25 killer coffee shops with serious coffee cred:

America is one caffeinated nation. A whopping 83...

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Kitchen Tips: What to Do When You Run Out of Brown Sugar

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 4:21 PM

Lauren Salkeld

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My pantry is just about bursting with ingredients, but somehow, whenever I get the last-minute itch to bake, I always seem to be out of one or two things. It will be a Sunday night and I'm all set to make...

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The 'Mistake' That Leads to Better Brownies

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 3:08 PM

by Kemp Minifie

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I'm just like a lot of Epicurious readers. I rarely follow a recipe -- even my own -- without tinkering with it. One of my current favorites to play with is my Best Friends Forever...

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The Best Eclairs in America

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 2:19 PM

Alessandra Bulow

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On New Year's Day we looked into our crystal ball of dessert food trends, beyond the cupcakes, doughnuts, handpies, and macarons of years past and predicted the next French-invasion pastry of the moment: the éclair. In Paris, the classic...

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Improving a Winter Classic: The French Cassoulet

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 2:05 PM

Joanne Camas

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Who says you can't improve on a classic? Take cassoulet, for example, the hearty French stew that defies precise categorization. Peter Hoffman, chef/owner of NYC's Back Forty, is confident that the restaurant's cassoulet tasting event on March 9...

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10 Restaurants Parisians Won't Tell You About

(10) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 11:09 AM

bt Wendy Lyn

Forget everything you ever thought you knew about how Parisians eat. Instead of croissants for breakfast, two-hour bistro lunches, wine bars, and even making reservations, these days the locals are all about Anglo breakfasts, fast gourmet street food, and artisanal cocktails. Want to go where they go?...

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Last-Minute Box of Chocolates Taste Test

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 10:28 AM

by Kendra Vizcaino-Lico

Forgot to get your Valentine a gift? Don't panic! That last-minute dash to the drug store or supermarket for a heart-shaped box of chocolates might actually land you with a great gift and keep you out of the dog house. We tasted nine brands of widely available,...

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11 Food Pick-Up Lines To Avoid

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 2:52 PM

by Kendra Vizcaino-Lico

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Bad pickup lines are an unfortunate, and unavoidable, part of the singles scene. And, with Valentine's Day just days away, people may be getting desperate to find a date before it's too late. That means these feeble ice breakers might...

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6 Foods That Taste Better as Leftovers

(4) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 3:24 PM

by the Epicurious Editors

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Leftovers! Some of us love them, and others don't. But in the hierarchy of leftovers, there are some foods that really are better the next day.

Here are six of our favorite foods that simply taste better the day...

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Hot Sauce Taste Test

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Kendra Vizcaino-Lico

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We tasted 10 of the top hot sauces: Find out which ones really fired us up

Whether you're looking to add extra alarms to your chili, give your omelets some oomph, or just put more spice in...

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Outrageous Dessert Recipes Using Girls Scout Cookies

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 4:12 PM

Lauren Salkeld

Yes, that's right: It's finally Girl Scout cookie season. To celebrate this long-awaited event, we took several boxes of cookies into the kitchen, and created three Girl Scout cookie-inspired desserts.

For our Thin Mints dessert, we ground the cookies in a food processor and added butter...

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