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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?

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.

The Light and Fluffy History of Southern Biscuits

And a simple biscuit recipe to go along with it.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Fried Chicken

How did this dish become so associated with the American South and yet so beloved all over the world?

5 Smooth Things You Didn't Know About Peanut Butter

Why was a peanut butter sandwich originally a high-class meal? Do Americans prefer crunchy or smooth? Find out these and other tasty peanut butter facts.

How Cakes Work

Whether it's a sheet cake from the grocery store or an elaborate chocolate gateau, cakes are the go-to treat when there's a celebration going on. But how did that start — and what's the chemistry behind your favorite creation?

How Ketchup Works

Ketchup is one of the most popular condiments in the U.S. and the world. But as people begin to prefer spicier sauces, what's the future of ketchup?

Why Pistachios Are Sold in Their Shells — Unlike Most Nuts

Walnuts, cashews, almonds and other nuts usually sell removed from their shell, but not pistachios — that's due to an event that happens during the growing process.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Cocktails and Bartending

Whether you're into craft cocktails, or just like Jack and Coke, you're sure to be stimulated by our list.

Why Is It So Hard to Give a Great Gift?

Pro tip: Don't give people presents they wouldn't actually use.

Ridiculous History: The Civil War's Worst Cup of Coffee

The American Civil War was a time of horror, loss and division. Plus many soldiers had to endure a vile, evaporated coffee sludge known as "The Essence of Coffee."

Pasta's Not Fattening — Really

A new study says eating pasta may help you lose weight. We were skeptical too — until we looked at the evidence.

That Slice of Cake Pictured on the Box? It's 762 Calories, Not 247

A study showed that people are heavily influenced by the picture on the cake mix box when it came to guessing serving size and calories.

The Stew You Brew (and Eat) for Years: Perpetual Stew

If you’re a clean freak, the thought of a meal cooked on an ongoing basis in a vessel that’s never washed may horrify you. But some swear by nosh prepped in perpetuity.

Egg in Your Coffee? Some Say It’s the Best Way

Egg in your coffee? It may sound odd, but it’s part of an old but enduring method of brewing that devotees say yields a better cup of joe.

No Milk, No Espresso, All Science: Frothing Up a Dairy-Free Latte

What happens when you substitute a blender and a molecular gastronomy ingredient for dairy and steam?

Cayenne Cinnamon Baby Back Ribs with Maple Glaze Recipe

Check out this Cayenne Cinnamon Baby Back Ribs with Maple Glaze Recipe!

Flank Steak with Tomato Salad Recipe

Check out this Flank Steak with Tomato Salad Recipe!

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe

Check out this Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Tropical Fruit Salsa Recipe!

How do you make those big tenderloin sandwiches?

Whether piled high on a banquet table or highlighted in an entire episode of Alton Brown’s Food Network show Good Eats, the tenderloin is a versatile cut of meat that creates a variety of moist, delicious sandwiches.

What was the world's biggest sandwich?

When it comes to sandwiches, which is more important: quality or quantity? While most of us might argue the former, humankind’s quest to continually set the record for the world’s largest sandwich is no small feat. It seems people have been doing this for years now without an end in sight. Let’s look at some recent—and competing, in many instances—records, shall we?

The History of the Hero Sandwich

Whether you call it a hoagie, a grinder, or a sub, one thing remains: the hero is about as American as a sandwich can get. And while the nomenclature might vary by region, the history of the hero is pretty straight and narrow, much like, well, the sandwich itself.

How to Make a Panini

So how do you actually go about making one of these culturally cool creations at home? Keep in mind the panini isn’t just some average sandwich to be hastily slapped together. You’ll need an acumen of ingredients, a bit of creativity, and patience.

10 Sandwich Nutrition Facts

Sandwiches vary from simple to intricate; healthy to downright artery-clogging.

The Strangest Sandwiches in the World

What's the strangest sandwich you ever ate? Learn about the strangest sandwiches in world in this article.


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