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Your Sushi May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

Fresh fish can pack a punch in the good nutrients department. But when it comes to sushi, that punch can be good or bad, and it all depends on what you order.

4 Steps to Safely Ship Holiday Cookies

Everyone loves getting holiday cookie care packages. But nobody loves getting packages of cookie crumbles.

How Can You Tell if a Chicken Egg Is Fertilized?

Female chickens lay eggs whether they've mated with a rooster or not.

Why Restaurants Are So Loud These Days

The volume in many restaurants has gone up a lot. And the reason is mainly financial.

You Can Never, Ever, Ever Stop Making Sourdough Bread

Did you know that sourdough starter has to be constantly fed?

8 Awesome Uses for Your Instant Pot

Instant Pot is all the rage. But what's the big deal? What makes this pressure cooker so great?

Natural Spray Triples Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables

We discard shameful amounts of produce each year — but a new product could help us curb waste and feed more people.

Melon Rinds, Carrot Tops and Other Produce 'Waste' You'll Enjoy Eating

We throw out tons of perfectly good parts of vegetables and fruits often because we don't know what to do with them. But there's a lot of treasure in the trash.

HowStuffWorks Illustrated: Forgot to Defrost Your Turkey?

HowStuffWorks breaks down the fastest and safest method to defrost your turkey so you can get it in the oven and on the table.

5 Ways to Use Fresh Cranberries

Fresh cranberries are a sign that the holidays are in full swing. But what are some simple ways to utilize with this tiny tart fruit?

The Humble History of Pumpkin Pie

It's a pie. Filled with squash. Who in the world decided that was a good idea?

FDA Unveils New Food Nutrition Labels

The new labels, required to be in place by 2020, will help consumers make better food choices.

How to Deep Fry a Turkey

Deep frying a turkey can be risky business. But if you know how to do it right, you'll be rewarded with a succulent and juicy taste you simply can't get from roasting.

Did Quinoa Get Too Popular for Its Own Good?

As quinoa's popularity skyrocketed on the world stage, concern grew that it was becoming too expensive for the South Americans who originally depended on it. But what was really happening?

These Grapes Really Do Taste Like Cotton Candy

Craving some sugary sweet cotton candy? Then reach for these grapes instead. You'll be shocked at how much they taste just like the spun stuff.

The Truth About Turmeric: What Health Benefits Does It Really Have?

Turmeric is having a moment right now as the spice du jour for promoting wellness and treating all kinds of conditions from arthritis to depression to indigestion. Does science back these claims up?

Keep These 5 Foods Out of the Fridge

Not everything is enhanced by being kept in your refrigerator. These five foods definitely do better outside it — here's why.

Your Yogurt Is Probably Loaded With Sugar

Your favorite yogurt could have more sugar than a 12-ounce can of soda. So, is it even healthy?

Bao Bing: A Sweet Treat That's Survived for Centuries

From as early as the 7th century, people have been eating this concoction of shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk and, yes, red beans.

Great British Baking Terms: Know Your Scones From Your Biscuits

American viewers of the hit "The Great British Baking Show" might be confused by the challenge for "Biscuit Week." We break down how the American biscuit is vastly different from the British version.

Does Caffeine Increase — or Decrease — Appetite?

Nothing goes better with a cup of coffee than a sweet cupcake. But do you crave the two together or does that cup of joe actually make you hungry?

Why Is Lobster So Expensive — and Will it Stay That Way?

Lobster has long been associated with luxury and fine dining. But could newly imposed Chinese tariffs change that?

How to Keep Guac From Turning to Goop

Who hasn't had their delicious green guac turn into brown slime overnight? Here's how to save it.


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