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An Easy Technique to Pack 5 Salads Tonight That Will Stay Fresh All Week

Eating a big salad at least once a day is a great way to maintain healthy habits. Don't have time to cut up a salad every single night? Here's a way to make

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World's top chefs share fave food experiences - CNN.com

On the eve of the 2016 World's Best Restaurant awards, chefs from some of the world's top eateries nominate an all-time favorite culinary experience.

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Sideways author: 'I was ready to shoot myself – then I found pinot noir' | Stage | The Guardian

His riotous story of two buddies on a wine-and-woman odyssey intoxicated the world. As Sideways hits the stage, Rex Pickett recalls how he went from debt-ridden divorcee to the toast of Hollywood

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The 7 sins of eating sushi. (Note: You're probably guilty of all of them) - LA Times

Manners matter when eating sushi, especially if you're seated at the sushi bar. Here are the seven cardinal sins to avoid.

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11 Foods To Stock In The Fridge To Make Healthy Eating Easy

Eating healthy today presents lots of challenges. There's the whole willpower thing to conquer, which is huge considering how many great bakeries exist in the U.S. alone. Then, there's the planning that goes into how to pull it off with such a busy schedule -- unhealthy foods always seem to be easier to find in a pinch. But there is a way to make it easier, and it all starts with the fridge.

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Your Wine Might Have More Alcohol in It Than You Thought

If your hangovers have been worse over the years, you might have something else other than getting older to blame. A new study, published in the Journal of Wine Economics, found that wine is getting boozier every year—and that some winemakers claim their wine has less alcohol than it really does.

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A Slice Above — The Best Pie in Every State

As a nation, we have a love affair with pie, and on Thanksgiving, dessert plates across the nation will overflow with slices of flaky, gooey, fruity goodness.  Pumpkin pie reigns supreme as the turkey day favorite. In fact, according to researchers at In

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Move Over, Yellow 6. More Natural Colors From Plants Are Coming

From purple carrots and cabbage to grapes, the food industry is finding new ways to derive natural colors from plants. It's happening just as consumers are pushing Big Food to ditch artificial colors.

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7 Healthy Lunches That'll Keep You Full All Day | Spoon University

You know when you're at work or school and it's time to eat your packed lunch and you wolf it down in 5 minutes and you're sad and still hungry? That's the worst.

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The 15 Most Common Counterfeit Foods—and How to Identify Them Slideshow - Bon Appétit

From olive oil to honey to cinnamon, caviar to milk, a guide to the most commonly counterfeited foods

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10 of the Craziest Foods from This Year’s State Fairs | Brit + Co

In our day-to-day eating habits, we typically like to be as healthy as possible — You know, with the exception of the occasional cupcake (or three). But when the state fair rolls into town, all that goes straight out the window. Basically, if it’s not fried, we’re not eating it.

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Cool new ways to order your coffee this summer - TODAY.com

Baristas are churning out creative new cold concoctions that will open up as many coffee choices in July as you have in January.

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4 Amazing Ways to Eat Way More Fruits and Vegetables Right Now | Plated

Here are four suggestions for what to do with all that produce you picked up at the farmers' market but aren't sure what to do with....

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The Best Sushi Tips and Etiquette From a Real Sushi Chef | Quora

It appears that there are many people out there who are wondering what the "proper" way to eat sushi is. I suppose I was fortunate to learn sushi etiquette from a sushi chef's point of view....

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25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss - Healthy Snacks

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you dont have to.

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Is Sushi Really Healthy? The 9 Most Popular Sushi Rolls, Ranked by Calories

Sushi's generally considered a healthy food, even when it's been Americanized with a Super Soaker's worth of mayo. So is sushi healthy? Unhealthy? Both.

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19 Foods That Aren't Actually Food | Women's Health Magazine

"Everything in moderation" is usually pretty sound advice, but let's face it: There are some things you should just not put in your mouth. From artificial flavors and colors to words you'd need an advanced degree in chemistry to pronounce, there

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14 Foodie Phrases That Have Lost All Meaning

We now live in a food culture where no phrase can be uttered without being a stupid pun or insider slang, and in the process, we've developed a culinary lexicon that has become so convoluted, reading a menu sounds like a cross between a science book, a travelogue, and a lost diary from the Oregon Trail.

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EVERY Drink at Starbucks, Ranked!

One man ranks the entire Starbucks menu to determine which drinks are the best. Sorry "Youthberry tea."

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We Made a Sommelier Taste All the Trader Joe's Two-Buck Chuck!

Whether you were throwing a dinner for people you felt compelled to not impress, or just hate paying $2.01 and up for literally anything, at some point you've likely been in a position to load up a shopping cart with a crapload of Two-Buck Chuck, pray nobody from church sees you, and party down.

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17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy and indulgent eats,..

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The Foods You Just Don't Mess With - Bon Appétit

From Heinz ketchup to Martin's potato rolls, don't you touch our favorite store-brand foods!

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14 Food TV Shows Actually Worth Watching - Bon Appétit

Today's food TV is a cultural wasteland, but you can still watch food shows that were actually great. Here are 14 of the best of them

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Thanksgiving Beer and Wine Pairing Guide

We've enlisted a beer pro and a certified sommelier to come up with the best wine and beer pairings for your Thanksgiving feast.

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Trivia About Krispy Kreme Donut Chain

The company was born in 1937 in Winston-Salem, and has since morphed into fair foods, wedding cakes, and marathon fuel.

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How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket - Bon Appétit

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want

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The 16 Best International Restaurant Chains, Ranked!

Take a drive through America, and you'll find it dotted with familiar signage: "McDonald's", "Wendy's", "Taco Bell", "Caution: Unfinished Bridge". Rarely will you come across a chain restaurant you haven't seen before...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wine - Neatorama

Between the vine and the liquor store, plenty of secrets are submerged in your favorite bottle of vino. Here the author of Black Lane Wineries of Sonoma spills some of the best. (Image credit: Jim G)1. Digital eyes are everywhere in vineyards. Certain pre

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The Right and Wrong Way to Eat Sushi: A Primer | Open Culture

Vice.com's food channel, Munchies, spent time with Naomichi Yasuda and learned the dos and don'ts of eating sushi. And they kindly summarized some practices that are permitted and verboten. It’s okay to use your fingers to eat cut sushi rolls.

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Here Are 21 Food Tricks That Totally Change Everything!

Making food can sometimes be boring – but we found 21 food tricks that will turn any meal into an awesome experience!

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10 "white trash" foods you need to give a second chance

In which we gloriously celebrate the best foods you stupidly pass over in the gas station.

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10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of summer.

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For The Win(e): U.S. Passes France As World's Top Wine Consumer

French wine consumption fell 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, while U.S. consumption grew by 0.5 percent, a report finds. Still, the French drink six times more wine per head than Americans.

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The Non-Thai Origins of Pad Thai

How did foreign cuisine become Thailand's national dish?

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    ‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken

    A new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival explores how and why General Tso’s chicken became a cultural touchstone.

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      In Photos: 25 Fantastic Food Trucks!

      The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal sa

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        My Day: Japanese sushi chef

        Yosuke Imada, a renowned sushi chef in Japan, talks to Danielle Demetriou about encounters with famous clients and his family-run restaurants.

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          A Review of Airline Food

          So I'm taking the blog stateside for LOLs and on the way out flew with British Airways. During the flight I recieved some delicious and amazing food which I simply had to blog about!

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            The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

            What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man--but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not ev

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              Lauren Collins: The Search for the Hottest Chili

              Like computers, superhot chilis are evolving at a rate that embarrasses the phenomena of just a few years ago. As a leisure activity, they offer some of the pleasures of mild drugs and extreme sports without requiring one to break the law or work out. The

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                ‘Nibble’ Pan Lets You Sample Cake Without Ruining The Whole Thing!

                As a huge fan of baking, I empathize with those who can’t keep their hands off a freshly-made cake. It’s a serious issue because a) it’s near impossible to stop chompin’ and b) the cake becomes ruined with random snack holes. Luckily, inventor Talia Wiener has solved our first world problem and created Nibble.

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                      Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melts | MyRecipes.com

                      Your family won’t believe this comforting sandwich is light. For the kids, use beef broth instead of beer, and try mild wheat bread.

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                        Recipe Makeover: Roasted Banana Pudding

                        This classic dish became magically richer and more decadent as we lightened it up. Learn more.

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                              Quick and Simple Recipes

                              Food Network makes it quick and easy with our delicious healthy meal recipes and ideas for your next dinner, snack, breakfast, and more!

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                                  Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream Recipe | MyRecipes.com

                                  This elegant pasta dinner will have your family thinking you worked in the kitchen all day long. The secret, though, is refrigerated ravioli and jarred alfredo sauce that's heated with white wine, chopped fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil. Top with grated Parmesan cheese for a tasty finishing touch.

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                                    , Quinoa Veggie

                                    Quinoa Veggie "Fried Rice" and a Giveaway! (GIVEAWAY CLOSED) We’re wrapping up breast cancer awareness week with an awesome giveaway! But first, I bring you yet another healthy dish: quinoa veggie...