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

Menuism | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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.

Does Las Vegas Have The Best Chinese Food?

Menuism | Posted 05.31.2014 | Taste
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My suspicion is the comments regarding Las Vegas Chinese food are attributable to Ruth Reichl of the New York Times.

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.

LA's Obsession With Deviled Eggs

Menuism | Posted 05.12.2014 | Taste
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Deviled eggs have such a consistent, all-American appeal and a truly retro nature.

Not All Wine Is Vegan -- Huh?

Menuism | Posted 04.27.2014 | Taste
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Many people are unaware that animal byproducts are used in a host of places in the food and beverage industry, often hidden in products that you might never suspect. A key area in which animal products are often unexpectedly present? Wine.

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?

The Origins Of Fettuccine Alfredo

Menuism | Posted 03.15.2014 | Taste
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In 1914, one particular upset stomach originated what we now know as fettuccine alfredo.

Where Have All The Cantonese Restaurants Gone?

Menuism | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste
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When you examine the larger landscape, it is clear that the one-time dominance of Cantonese food in the United States has receded.

Chicago's Top 10 Places To Get Fat And Stay Warm

Menuism | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste
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Here's my list of places to hit up for the winter.

Who Put Hazelnuts In My Chocolate? The History Of Nutella

Menuism | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
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Is there really any difference between Nutella and its pricier, small-batch counterparts?

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.

5 Best Fried Chicken Spots In LA

Menuism | Posted 10.23.2013 | Los Angeles
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Growing up in Washington state, I had few opportunities to enjoy decent examples of this ubiquitous American dish beyond KFC and Hungry Man dinners, so now I immensely enjoy living in a city that is rife with chicken choices.

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.

Vintage Candy Bars: A Sweet Look Back

Menuism | Posted 08.29.2013 | Taste
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America's most interesting vintage candy.

Chicago's Best Barbecue

Menuism | Posted 08.22.2013 | Chicago
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When it comes to barbecue, Chicago isn't usually the first city to come to mind. "Chicago Style" barbecue is a questionable mix of techniques often involving a combination of dry rub, sauce, and usually some slow roasting or even boiling of ribs.

Chicago's Best Outdoor Dining

Menuism | Posted 07.08.2013 | Taste
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You might have to plan ahead for these guys, and it's really not all that long until the heat gets to the unbearable point one might expect in late July or early August.

I Scream for Vegan Ice Cream!

Menuism | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste
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Cow-free ice cream can taste just as good!

Guide to Salumi: Cured Meats of Italy

Menuism | Posted 06.27.2013 | Taste
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Necessity is the mother of invention, and so the tradition of salting, smoking and air drying was born.

Will the Real Chocolate Truffle Please Stand Up?

Menuism | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
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Unearthing the truth about truffles.

What to Know About Imported Seafood

Menuism | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
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Know where your seafood is coming from.

PHOTOS: Best 5 Burgers In LA? (No Apple Pan!)

Menuism | Posted 07.14.2013 | Los Angeles
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by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA With a few exceptions, I've been to every major burger establishm...