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These Cocktail Recipes Will Make You Fall In Love With Gin

(12) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 9:32 AM

If we had a dollar for every time someone told us they hate gin, we'd have a lot of dollars. If we had a dollar for every time someone who told us that had changed their mind after they tasted one of these cocktails, we'd have almost the...

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二度と見たくない「世界のラーメン」13選

(4) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 2:04 AM

アメリカではここ10年の間に、一級品のラーメンを出す店が至る所で急増した(日本語版記事)。とはいえ、たまにラーメンが食べたくなったときには、袋詰めのインスタントラーメンに頼ることになる。

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Why I Quit Food Writing To Go Open A Sandwich Shop

(5) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 12:01 PM

By the time you are reading this, I will no longer be one of your resident HuffPost Taste Editors, covering all things on the whiskey, pickles and "hanger" beat. By the time you are reading this, I will be elbows deep in construction dust...

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Weck's Papas Are How Albuquerque Kills A Hangover

(2) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 6:00 AM

Across America, we go out in search of breakfast. From the Garbage Plates of Rochester, NY, to the breakfast tacos of Texas, to whatever it is that they eat for breakfast in California -- brave restaurateurs convince us time and time again that bigger is often...

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Taste Test: The Best And Worst Beef Jerky (PHOTOS)

(18) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 6:00 AM

Beef jerky is one of the quintessential road foods. Great for long car trips, camping, and anywhere you need a snack where you will also surely be tired of potato chips and red vines. There really are no two beef jerkies that are completely alike -- like beautiful...

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Our Most Gut-Wrenching Drunk Food Fails

(7) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 6:00 AM

As we catalogued our most shameful delivery orders of all time this week, we realized that there was a bit of a pattern: we had often indulged in one too many cocktails before they occurred. We are all adults, and there is the possibility that we should know...

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Why You Should Absolutely Eat Something Called A 'Garbage Plate'

(186) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 6:00 AM

If you ask someone from Rochester, NY, what a Garbage Plate is, they'll probably make you eat one. Although the name isn't particularly appetizing on its own, you should know that the word 'garbage' here refers simply to abundance and variety, and there is no actual garbage involved....

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Our Most Regrettably Bad Food Delivery Orders Of All Time

(5) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 8:27 AM

Friends: we've just been alerted that America should once again brace itself for a frigid blast of arctic air. This winter feels like it might just never end, but at least we're getting really good at hunkering down with hot toddies.

In light of this most...

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Hold Onto Your Brains: You Can Make Bread That Tastes Like Toasted Marshmallows

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 7:39 AM

What if I told you that you could make bread that tastes like marshmallows? What if I told you that when you toasted that bread and put butter on it, it would taste like toasted marshmallows? What if I told you that you only need three ingredients to make this...

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15 Recipes You Are Not Using Enough Muenster Cheese In

(15) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 8:13 AM

I came to love Muenster cheese in the way I came to love a lot of foods -- because of my dad. By some hereditary genetic superiority (or flaw, or whatever you want to call it) I pretty much refused to eat anything but grilled cheese...

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Quinoa Is Weird: Here Are 10 Alternative Grains To Get To Know Instead

(41) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 6:00 AM

A few weeks ago, I committed a grave error in judgement: I announced on twitter that I still don't get quinoa. Responses ranged from "no but you have to try it in a salad" (which, guys, of course I've tried it in a salad, a salad is quinoa's...

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13 Heartbreaking, Infuriating Ramen Fails We Wish We Never Saw

(16) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 8:09 AM

Every time we think to ourselves, "There's no possible way you can screw that up," we just search for it on the internet. Internet, you didn't fail us today, when we thought there was no possible way to screw up instant ramen.

The abundance and availability of...

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12 Foods We Hated As Kids, But Now Adore As Adults

(18) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 8:09 AM

I have a confession to make: although I am known to most people as a relatively fearless eater, as willing to try stinky cheese and weird-looking vegetables as I am to taste horse meat or bugs, I wasn't born this way --...

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February's Nachos Of The Month: Loco Moco Nachos (PHOTO)

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 8:28 AM

We really love nachos. How much? So much that we eat them at least once a month. So much that we're not content with normal nacho fixings, and have branched out into more creative territory. So much that we want it to seem totally normal to eat nachos...

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Why The Bialy Is Better Than Any Bagel You've Ever Had

(16) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 8:04 AM

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn't boil a bagel before baking it? Have you ever wondered why bagels have a hole in the middle instead of more bagel? Have you ever wished that bagels contained more onions, were slightly more tender and weren't the size of...

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The Best Diner Foods To Cure A Hangover

(17) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 6:00 AM

If you are the kind of person who likes to indulge in a few cocktails, chances are, someday you're going to feel hungover. Now, science has tried to tell us recently that some of our traditional shields in the war against hangovers will actually make things worse. We'd...

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Science Answers The Age Old Question, 'Am I Nachos?' (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 6:00 AM

The question seems simple, "If I weigh 99 pounds, and I eat one pound of nachos, am I 1 percent nacho?" Doesn't sound that complicated, right? But, as SciShow's Hank explains, it actually turns out to be "like, super complicated." First of all, if you weigh...

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Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes To Mix For The Ones You Love

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 6:02 AM

For those of us who enjoy sipping a cocktail or two on Valentine's Day, it can be rough sailing. More than any other holiday, this love-fest seems to inspire sickly sweet, conversation-heart laden, artificially colored cocktails that make us want to run away. It's even inspired normally well-balanced...

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Welch's New PB&J Snacks Are Some Willy Wonka-Style Trickery

(5) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 9:48 AM

It was just a normal day when Welch's PB&J Snacks arrived at our desks. We hadn't asked for them, didn't even know they were coming. But then, there they were, and we knew like moths to a flame, we were going to have to try them. We expected...

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15 Baked Potatoes That Never Should Have Happened (PHOTOS)

(31) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 8:15 AM

Is there anything more comforting than a well-topped baked potato? Whether you like them loaded to the max, simply buttered or twice-baked, we've all been warmed from the inside out by this marvel of heat applied to a root vegetable. However, we regret to inform you that some...

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