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

Menuism | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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.

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!

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...

Why Aren't There More Chinese Restaurant Chains?

Menuism | Posted 07.06.2013 | Taste
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With 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S., why aren't there more national chains dishing out sit-down Chinese food?

Poutine Week Montreal, Smothered With Creativity

Menuism | Posted 04.08.2013 | Taste
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If there is one food item synonymous with the province of Quebec and the city of Montreal, it's poutine. Poutine is a dish that marries a great deal of fries, squeaky cheese curds, and ladles of gravy sauce. Some people think the combination is disgusting, but a majority of Quebecers think it's the holy grail of all dishes.

Looking Ahead: 2013 Food Trends

Menuism | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste
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While we set out on the dining adventure that's to be 2013, it's always fun to speculate where that adventure will lead. Here's what some of the major news outlets around the country are predicting.

The Best Bivalves For Your Chowder

Menuism | Posted 03.17.2013 | Taste
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Bivalves are shellfish consisting of two hinged shells and a soft body, such as oysters, mussels, clams, and scallops.

A Stress-Free, Homemade Holiday

Menuism | Posted 01.30.2013 | Taste
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Timeline, tips and recipes to get a head start on holiday entertaining.

Italian Regional Cuisine: Southern Italy

Menuism | Posted 01.29.2013 | Taste
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In which we find ourselves firmly in the land of olive oil and spicy peppers.

Shaken vs. Stirred: The Great James Bond Debate

Menuism | Posted 01.28.2013 | Taste
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Bond's most memorable characteristic is his penchant for martinis 'shaken, not stirred.'

Farm To Table: An Emerging Menu Trend

Menuism | Posted 01.22.2013 | Taste
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Many restaurants these days are reverting back to local farms to gather the freshest ingredients.

How Shirley Temple Got A Drink Named After Her

Menuism | Posted 01.08.2013 | Taste
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Like most food lore, there are conflicting accounts of the drink's origin.

What Is Jidori Chicken?

Menuism | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
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I first encountered Jidori chicken last year at the Skyline restaurant atop the Huntley Hotel in Los Angeles.

How American Chinese Food Came To Be

Menuism | Posted 11.26.2012 | Taste
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If you visit any of today's modern Chinese American communities, such as the San Gabriel Valley outside of Los Angeles, Flushing in New York, or numerous areas around San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and even Houston, you will find an interesting array of wonderful and delicious Chinese food.

What Is Farro?

Menuism | Posted 09.25.2012 | Taste
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Often used as a substitute for pasta or rice, farro is a grain with a nutty flavor similar to brown rice. It is gluten-free and rich in fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C, and E.

Why Do Hawaiians Love Spam So Much?

Menuism | Posted 11.24.2012 | Taste
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My dad grew up on Maui, and even though our family was raised in Virginia, we always kept SPAM® in the pantry.

Taking Things With A Grain Of Salt And Other Food Clichés

Menuism | Posted 11.13.2012 | Taste
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Even when we're not talking about food, we're often talking about food. Food is so engrained in our everyday vernacular that we barely notice it. But where do these food clichés and food-related idioms come from?

Does The Way We See Food Affect Its Taste?

Menuism | Posted 11.12.2012 | Taste
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Our eyes have been conditioned to see certain foods in a particular way and while some colors stimulate the taste buds, others are capable of killing the appetite.

7 Ways To Save Money Dining Out

Menuism | Posted 08.04.2012 | Food
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Every BrokeAss needs to eat out at a good restaurant or two. Here are a few of my favorite tips for people who want to eat out, but still maintain a healthy budget.