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FYI: What You Need to Know about the Meat You Eat the Most

The humble chicken - the meat you eat the most, and probably spend the least time contemplating. As animal domestication became predominant in our food history, chicken has been highlighted in almost ...
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Adventures in Cheese Making: Ricotta in Three Easy Steps

It's easy to make cheese at home. You need only simple equipment (a strainer, a pot) and ingredients you likely already have on hand (heavy cream, milk, vinegar, salt) and just a little bit of time. ...
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The Best Soup, Pho-Real

March in the Midwest brings some dreary rainy days, and dreary days scream for soup! One of my favorite soups is the Vietnamese soup Pho (pronounced fuh).
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Say “¡Sí!” to Chips and Salsa for Breakfast

  Getting your family fed in the morning before everyone rushes off to school and work is a very challenging task. You want breakfast to be filling, nutritious, and easy to prepare… all without ...
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Sharpen Up Your Knife Skills and Confidence

Your first time wielding a Chef's knife can definitely be nerve wracking! If you're already comfortable with a knife, perhaps making the final decision as what kind of knife to purchase is the ...
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Beignets: The Ultimate Donut

Donuts are good, but let’s face it, when it comes to food, New Orleans knows best, and beignets are the ultimate donut in my opinion. If you’ve been to New Orleans (perhaps for yesterday's Mardi ...
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Happy Mardi Gras

Today is Fat Tuesday; the culmination of Mardi Gras, the last night of excess before the Lenten season begins. Known to some as one of the biggest party nights of the year and to others, a season ...
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Why Purple Superfoods are the Undisputed King

  When shopping for food, I think at some point we all fall into the trap of sticking to the same routine and buying the same old products week after week, month after month. There’s nothing ...
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Dry Wine: How Sweet It Is

Stop me if you've heard this one. A German walks into The Chopping Block. He approaches the counter and asks, “Do you have any wine I could taste?” The guy behind the counter (probably me) ...
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Salads that Will Make You Smile and Fill You Up

  I love to make healthy salads that leave me full and gratified. Here are some tricks to making delicious salads that won’t leave you rummaging through your kitchen cabinets an hour later looking ...
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