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7 Must-Try Alcohols from Around the World, and Where to Drink Them in the USA

Menuism | Posted 07.05.2016 | Taste
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by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog photo by Chris Pople/Flickr Getting tired of the same old vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, and te...

10 Restaurants Where You'll Want to Try Every Part of the Animal

Menuism | Posted 06.20.2016 | Taste
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by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog Photo by Travis/Flickr Filet mignon and roast chicken have their place, but for more advent...

Food Styling: 6 Tricks and Secrets that Make Us Hungry Enough to Buy Anything

Menuism | Posted 05.16.2016 | Taste
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by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog Photo: Michael Stern/Flickr It's happened to us all - we see a commercial, or scroll past ...

What's Up With All-White Meat Chicken? America's Breast Obsession

Menuism | Posted 05.09.2016 | Taste
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by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog JaBB/Flickr Boneless, skinless chicken breast is pretty much as ubiquitous as a food gets i...

The Humble History of the Breakfast Sandwich

Menuism | Posted 04.18.2016 | Taste
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by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog Bob Peters/Flickr It's the ultimate hangover cure after a night on the town. It's what you...

Is Hating Cilantro Genetic?

Menuism | Posted 03.30.2016 | Taste
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In spite of its ubiquity, it seems that people are split over cilantro's culinary value. Its polarizing effect is so infamous that it has inspired several groups of scientists to search for a genetic link to revulsion of the herb. And it turns out there is one... maybe.

What's Proper Sushi Etiquette, Anyway?

Menuism | Posted 03.21.2016 | Taste
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by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog Photo by Toshihiro Gamo / Flickr Let's face it: sushi has evolved (or arguably...

How To Enjoy Dining Solo

Menuism | Posted 11.11.2015 | Taste
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You've got that dreaded table for one somewhere in your future, and you're not sure how to deal with it. Here's what I'd recommend.

The Strange And Sexual History Of The Graham Cracker

Menuism | Posted 09.21.2015 | Taste
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There was indeed a Graham who lent his name to the Graham cracker, and his story will surely change the way you see the snack from now on.

How To Ask For Menu Modifications Without Being "That Guy"

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2015 | Taste
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When dining out, people who eat special diets are the butt of seemingly every joke at the table. "How do you know if someone's a vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you," is a barb I am all too familiar with.

10 Essential Italian Desserts

Menuism | Posted 06.22.2016 | Taste
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There are a multitude of specialties that seldom make it out of their regions, let alone across the pond to Italian restaurants.

5 Hidden Sources of Gluten to Avoid When Dining Out

Menuism | Posted 05.30.2015 | Taste
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When you have a gluten sensitivity, sometimes dining out feels like no fun. Even less fun? Accidentally eating gluten and feeling like garbage later because of it. When in doubt, ask your server about how your food is prepared.

26 Crazy Bloody Marys, From A To Z

Menuism | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste
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They're the perfect excuse to drink in the morning and not prompt your family to convene an intervention.

Love Making Choices? Hate It? McDonald's Caters To Both

Menuism | Posted 03.28.2015 | Taste
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Don't be surprised to see competitors start to do the same.

Why Are We 'As American As Apple Pie'?

Menuism | Posted 01.26.2015 | Taste
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So, apple pie as the quintessential American product may be an apt metaphor after all -- it was brought here from foreign shores, was influenced by other cultures and immigration patterns, and spread throughout the world by global affairs.

Vegan Options: The New Normal At Restaurants

Menuism | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
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You might be surprised to find that even little dives in small cities are becoming increasingly vegan-friendly.

Eggs, Bacon, and Brioche: LA's 10 Best Breakfasts

Menuism | Posted 10.05.2014 | Taste
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These are what I believe to be LA's most exciting breakfast options, because, as much as we should all be eating kale scrambles every morning, that doesn't mean I find it very fun to pay someone to make them for me.

How To Taste Sparkling Wine Like A Pro

Menuism | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste
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You'll want to brush up on the basics, thereby ensuring that any bad behavior only comes out after a few glasses.

Who Was General Tso And Why Are We Eating His Chicken?

Menuism | Posted 08.23.2014 | Taste
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This very real general had absolutely nothing to do with the battered and sauced chicken that now bears his name.

Vegan Foods You Already Love -- And Didn't Even Know Were Vegan

Menuism | Posted 07.12.2014 | Taste
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Chances you, you're probably eating a lot of vegan food without even knowing it.

Not As Much Value In Today's Value Menus

Menuism | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste
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Value menus are offering less value than before. Adjust your wallet accordingly.

What You Need To Know About Italian Aperitivi And Digestivi Drinks

Menuism | Posted 05.18.2014 | Taste
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The Italian way of eating is about the enjoyment of quality genuine food and drink.

Do Americans Want Healthy Fast Food?

Menuism | Posted 04.27.2014 | Taste
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Are people lying when they say they want healthier options?

Choosing Sustainable Shrimp

Menuism | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
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Shrimp account for nearly a quarter of the nation's seafood consumption. But these numbers do not bode well for the sustainable seafood movement because shrimp is a tough item to source responsibly in the quantities it is currently consumed.

Fishing for Chicago's Best Seafood

Menuism | Posted 09.26.2013 | Chicago
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Any Chicagoan can see that the closest body of water is not anywhere you'd want to go fishing. Still, here are some spots in Chicago that take large measures to serve up solid seafood options year round.