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Affogato Recipes That Shake Up Tradition

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We love the Italians for many reasons -- pasta, parmesan, olive oil -- but one of the most important attributes is their genius way of serving coffee and ice cream. They don't just serve the two side-by-side as an after-dinner course. No, the Italians do one better and...

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How To Brew Iced Coffee In A Mason Jar, Just Like A Hipster

(8) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Now that we're weeks into serious warm weather season, there's been a fair amount of iced coffee talk. This is a good kind of talk -- because anything involving iced coffee is lovely. There've been instructions on how to make it like your favorite coffee shops do, professionally....

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And The Country That Drinks The Most Beer Is...

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 7:43 AM

There are many reasons to love the beer renaissance, but the hiking price of the drink is not one of them. Six dollar six-packs used to be the norm; now people are shelling out that same amount for just one beer. It couldn't be more apropos, then, that Finance Online...

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Meet The Twinkirito, A Twinkie Burrito

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 7:00 AM

The Twinkie is famous for being the king of junk food snacks. Even though these golden cakes are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it's quietly understood that they're as bad for you as a burrito the size of an infant. But that knowledge...

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Switchel: It's Strong Enough For A Farmer, But pH Balanced For A Hipster

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Hipsters, meet Switchel. It's an American heritage beverage made of apple cider vinegar, ginger and sweetener. It has long been drunk by farmers during haying season, but can now be bought at your local food shop. No longer do you need to be working on a farm to be rewarded...

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Flared Pans Designed By Rocket Scientist Cooks Food Insanely Fast, Obviously

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Few people are better versed in speed than rocket scientists. So when you introduce such science to cooking pans, fast is exactly what you're going to get.

Dr. Tim Povey, a real-life rocket scientist at Oxford University, has developed a set of pans that are said to save energy...

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17 Food Reasons The French Are Better At Life

(96) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 7:00 AM

The French get a lot of flak for, well, being French. They're teased for acting pretentious, and they're accused of displaying feelings of superiority. We're not going to take sides on the matter, but we will say this: When it comes to their food, the French have good reason to...

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The Most Famous And Greatest Food Quotes Of All Time

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 7:53 AM

The next best thing to eating food, is talking about it. And we've all done our fair share of that -- us food editors especially. But there are some people who love food so much, who think about food in just the right way, that they articulate what we've always...

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The 30 Best BBQ Restaurants In America, According To Open Table

(442) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 7:00 AM

America has a serious love affair with barbecue. It's an adoration so profound, the people were unable to leave it in the South from whence it came. You no longer have to live in Alabama or make a trip to Texas to eat great ribs, brisket, or awesome

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The Most Indulgent Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Recipes For National Eat Junk Food Day

(12) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 7:00 AM

There are many ways one could chose to celebrate National Eat Junk Food Day -- a holiday with unknown origins where you're given the excuse to eat all the junk food your glutinous heart desires in one day. You could eat everything off of McDonald's secret menu. You...

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Jell-O Shot Recipes That Have Graduated From College

(36) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 7:47 AM

We might not be proud of it, but many of us have been beyond intoxicated at least once or twice thanks to Jell-O shots. Most nights that included these neon-colored shots did not end well -- and the morning after faired even worse -- which is probably why there's a...

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Breaking Down The Pros And Cons Of Raw Milk

(222) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 7:44 AM

There's a lot of gray area when it comes to raw milk, and it has sparked serious debate -- plus a series of court cases. The FDA boldly prints warnings that raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria. But supporters of the drink call it

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The Top 12 Ways Restaurants Piss People Off

(7) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Dining out is one of life's greatest leisure activities. Until it's not. While most restaurants are well-oiled machines, there are so many moving parts that you can bank on something going wrong. Diners are willing to let a couple of these restaurant mishaps slide -- we're all human -- but...

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The Secret To Buying Cheap Wine That Actually Tastes Good

(22) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Everyone knows that buying a bottle of wine for under $10 can sometimes feel like a gamble. Sure, it doesn't hurt the wallet, but it can offend your taste buds -- and do a number on your head. But now we have the much-beloved Jamie Oliver to thank for his...

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These Japanese Food Puns Have Melted Our Cynical Hearts

(6) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 7:00 AM

As food writers, we have a soft spot when it comes to puns -- especially food puns. We know they can be bad; we know they are 100 percent played out. But no matter how often we hear "I'm kind of a big dill," we can't help but...

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The Definitive Reason Heirloom Tomatoes Are Just Plain Better

(14) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but if you've never had an heirloom tomato then you've never tasted a real tomato. With tomato season just upon us -- and dreams of yellow, red, pink and purple slices on our plates -- we began to...

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The Next Generation Of Travel Mugs Will Blow Your Mind

(15) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Are you a coffee fiend? Do you find yourself always en route somewhere? Have you had food or drink spill in your purse/backpack/messenger bag more than once? If you answered yes to all of those questions, you are just the customer for Smash Cup.

The...

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Edible Wrappers Let You Eat Cupcakes With Reckless Abandon

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Gone are the days of delicately peeling back your favorite cupcake's wrapper as you slowly savor all that sugar and butter. Now, you can pop a whole one in you mouth a la Garfield -- without giving it a second thought.

Dr. Oetker, a European sweets...

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Salted Nutella Syrup Will Instantly Upgrade Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:00 AM

The world has just become a better place and it's all thanks to food blogger The Faux Martha and her recipe for SALTED NUTELLA SYRUP. If you thought salted caramel was good, imagine that savory-sweet combination happening with the flavors of Nutella. Nutella, which...

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These Icebox Cake Recipes Are Upping The Dessert Game

(18) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 7:37 AM

Icebox cakes are loved for being the easiest dessert you can put together. Often times they're nothing more than a simple two-ingredient cake -- usually chocolate wafers and whipped cream -- that you layer and refrigerate (or freeze). That's it. No whisking. No baking. And they're damn good...

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