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Guess how much Popeyes fried chicken this guy ate in one sitting

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Let’s face it — we can all be forgiven for self-medicating with junk food during the COVID-19 lockdown. Stress eating is very normal, and some experts …

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27 summer food myths you should stop believing right now

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Summer is nearly here and while most of us will likely forgo the large family barbecues, picnics in the park, camping trips and more that we …

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Beer-can cabbage: The summer grilling trend you need to try

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Have you already fired up your grill for the season? No? Then let me share with you a great way to kick off the grilling season: …

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How to grill the perfect steak

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Because of the lockdown, we’re cooking at home far more often, and for many of us that means more grilling, and for some more steak gilling …

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5 creative ways restaurants are solving cash flow problems

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One of the bright spots in a bleak string of weeks has been the creativity, adaptability, and entrepreneurial spirit shown by the restaurant industry in dealing …

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Reinventing your restaurant? Here are 3 key ingredients

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Thirty days ago I had 1,100 employees and seven large, full-service restaurants in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. We were serving 50,000 guests …

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17 of the world’s best destination cooking classes

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Holiday trips can be so much more than just travel, sightseeing and enjoying good food. Instead, you can get busy and dive into the core local …

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Costco’s heart-shaped ravioli is back, just in time for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is approaching and, as always, Costco’s got our best interests at heart. Costco’s heart-shaped ravioli has returned just in time for the holiday. Now your …

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The only pulled-pork recipe you’ll ever need

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Moist, tender, and delicious, this pulled pork recipe is out of this world flavorful! If you’re looking for the best way to get tender, moist, and …

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Here’s why clogs may not be your best footwear choice for the kitchen

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Everyone knows chefs love a clog. But just how healthy are they for your feet and posture? A couple of years ago a report claimed the …

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23 great grilling gifts for barbecue fanatics

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Buying gifts is never easy and is sometimes downright painful, especially if your loved one is a BBQ lover who seems to have every grilling gadget …

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Can dining out on Thanksgiving save you money?

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Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy a memorable meal. For some, the annual food extravaganza may not be quite as …

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Are you tipping enough for food delivery?

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If you read any list of best side hustles these days, you’re likely to see an entry for delivering food part-time. The days of the local high school …

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Want a more efficient, well-organized brain? Try drinking tea

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Coffee drinkers, step aside and allow tea enthusiasts to bask in the limelight for a moment. According to science, tea has a number of cognitive benefits, …

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Best & worst paying states for chefs and head cooks

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Chef’s Pencil recently published its annual report on employment and wage trends for chefs and head cooks in the US. The report was based on an analysis of …

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The best bacon in every state

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Let’s be clear. This list of the best bacon in every state isn’t based on any type of scientific poll. The very notion that some group …

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25 diet myths you can stop believing right now

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When it comes to diet and nutrition, we all want to find “the answer” that will fix our alleged problems. As a result, we often latch …

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How much money do you need to start a food truck?

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If you’re thinking about starting a food truck business, get ready to drop from $60,000 to $250,000 before you sell your first onion burger, grilled chicken …

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7 chain restaurants you loved as a kid that you can’t find now

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For most American kids in the 20th century, what would vacation travel have been without a roadside stop at the family’s favorite fast-food joint? The 20th …

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13 restaurants to check for great student discounts

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Even if you have an unlimited meal plan, you might want to eat off campus from time to time. But as a broke college student, you …

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The real reason you can’t handle alcohol anymore

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Summer is here, and summer months are the most popular time for drinking (excluding December). During these booze-infused months, there seem to be two common refrains …

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Here are all the new Oreo flavors coming out this summer

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If fall means pumpkin spice Oreos and winter means peppermint bark, want to take a guess what summer means? The answer, my friends, is ice cream. All the cookie …

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Summer’s best grilling trend: Beer-can cabbage

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When it comes to vegetables, cabbage isn’t the usual go-to option. Not many people get excited over a head of cabbage, but beer-can cabbage is about …

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How to save money on summer superfoods

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Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no shortage of delicious, nutrient-packed superfoods to indulge in. There’s just one catch: We tend to associate clean …

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The quest for a healthy burger: Amazing veggie burgers in every state

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Burgers are lauded as an American classic, a perfect meal for a summer BBQ or trip to your local diner. May is National Hamburger Month — …

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5 tips for keeping your grill from rusting

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Whether you’ve spent $100 or $1000 to purchase a grill, grills are an investment. To prevent your grill from rusting and keep it operational as long as …

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How to build a home wine cellar

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If you have an extensive wine collection, you may want to consider constructing a cellar in your home. Pantries and refrigerators are definitely not ideal places …

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The most popular beer in every state (according to Google)

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Back in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt passed a law that allowed people to brew and sell their own beer, so long as it remained under 4% …

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6 healthy things you can grill at your summer BBQ that aren’t meat

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Summer barbecues with grilled hotdogs and hamburgers are an American tradition. But with the eating habits of many evolving to include vegetarian and vegan options (or …

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These cruises include an at-sea brewery

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American Craft Beer Week is May 13 to 19. Plus, now is the perfect time to set sail on a cruise. So why not combine the …

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Love avocados? Here’s when they’re in peak season

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Avocados are full of delicious mysteries. They’re a fruit that eats like a vegetable, ripens on their own stubborn schedule, and tastes like buttery happiness. Since …

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How to become a star at-home cook

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With the hectic and activity-filled lives we all live, getting an inexpensive and healthy meal on the table every night can seem like a tall order. …

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Spice 101: Flavors that just love each other

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Nothing says “I love you” quite like a home-cooked meal. And nothing elevates a home-cooked meal quite like the addition of a few carefully chosen spices. …

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Pickling broccoli stems is a great way to eliminate food waste

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While broccoli florets tend to get all the attention, have you ever wondered why we rarely use almost half of the broccoli head? Not only are …

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Powerful ways you can prevent food waste this Earth Day (and every day!)

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We won’t sugar coat it. The reality is that food waste has serious consequences for our planet. Right now in the US, over 18% of our …

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How I got my cookbook published (and how you can, too)

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On April 23, I will celebrate the publication of my first cookbook. If you had asked me five years ago, I never would have believed getting …

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Carrot cake cookies? Yes, please!

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Looking for a fun, new way to use up the carrots in your fridge? These cookies have all the flavors of carrot cake plus cream cheese …

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There’s now a croissant-waffle hybrid and it looks absolutely delicious

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Two of your favorite breakfast items have merged to form the ultimate indulgence. Imagine a buttery, flaky croissant coming together with a warm, fluffy waffle and …

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This asparagus panzanella salad is perfect for spring

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Looking for an easy, yet celebratory salad to make this week? Our friend Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen has you covered. With fresh greens, toasted whole grain …

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7 things that should never go down your garbage disposal

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Your garbage disposal is your dishwashing assistant. It works hard for you, with its blades shredding up your food waste into itty-bitty pieces that won’t clog …

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21 excuses people give for not eating their fruits and veggies

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My journey into veganism began in 1987.  That’s when I gave up red meat. In 1988 I gave up chicken, and on January 1, 1989 I …

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How to save money dining out this spring

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I, like many others, love to eat out. Not only do I get the night off from cooking, I enjoy getting a bit dressed up and …

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This roasted beet & quinoa salad with za’atar vinaigrette is colorful & delicious

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Have you ever been stumped by beets in the kitchen? We’ve got just the recipe for you from our friend Michelle of Farm Belly. This hearty …

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Jose Cuervo has an all-you-can-drink tequila train

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You’ve heard of the party bus. Now, it’s time to climb aboard the tequila train. That’s right: Jose Cuervo, which has been making tequila for 250 …

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These are the veggies people would take to a deserted island

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If you could only bring 3 types of produce with you to a desert island, what would you bring with you, and why?  We posed this …

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A spring-themed cocktail everyone should know about

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With an extra hour of sunlight and the hope of warmer days ahead, I love to create cocktails with a light and refreshing spin. More colorful …

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Here’s how to get your dog’s face on the side of a beer can

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If you’ve ever thought about making your dog a star, a brewing company is launching a contest that might fulfill your dreams (or those of your four-legged …

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4 seasonal squashes & how to prepare them

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There’s a squash for every season. Check out these four seasonal squashes and how to make them delicious.  Image Credit: ImperfectProduce.com. Kabocha Squash Why you should …

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9 ways to save at Trader Joe’s

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For almost a decade, Trader Joe’s has been one of America’s top grocery chains — and with good reason. Its locations carry high quality products, provide …

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Get your kids excited about vegetables by teaching them to cook

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Our friend Andi Davis, aka “The Salad Queen,” generously shared her top tips for getting kids excited about fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a great recipe …