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We Tried It (to Save you Some Heartache and Heartburn): Coffiest

Yesterday, I tried Coffiest (the most recent space-age meal replacement product release from Soylent), and it was a source of unexpected, but very real emotional distress–not nourishment. I think the most accurate and concise product review I could possibly give for Soylent’s Coffiest was captured in my response to an intern’s interoffice message announcing that there was potentially delicious food up for grabs. […]

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Gotta Like ‘Em All: 13 of the Most Epic Pokémon-Inspired Foods on Instagram

Pokémon. At that very mention of this word, you can immediately tell whether someone is a fan based whether a knowing grin stretches across their face or they roll their eyes.  But whether you love or love to hate on Pokémon and everyone running around phone-to-face trying to “catch ’em all,” it’s undeniable that the food world has sat up and taken […]

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The Mysterious and Fascinating History of Sprinkles

If you’ve looked at Instagram in the past year, you know the magnetic visual draw of sprinkles–on just about anything–is real. Sprinkles on ice cream, sprinkles on cakes, sprinkle-covered donuts, cupcakes, or even pancakes. Whatever the bed, the #1 rule with sprinkles is to pile ’em high. When working with a batch of sprinkled sugar cookies recently, some of us here at MyRecipes had a thought–where […]

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The Essential Pieces of Cooking Equipment to Pack for Your Next Camping Trip (if You Want to Eat Well)

You’re either pro-camping or anti-camping–in my experience, there is no middle ground. You either find the idea of spending a night in the “great outdoors,” engulfed by all that is nature (bugs! trees! squirrels!) idillic or akin to punishment. This article is for both camps (ha). Because even if you’re not into camping–and note, I do mean actual camping, not glamping–there’s something great […]

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Meet Biltong, Your Soon-to-Be Beef Jerky Obsession

Attention all jerky-lovers and trend-aware food peoples: We’ve got a new one for you. Have you heard of biltong? It’s a salty, dried meat delicacy native to South Africa–basically the South African version of American beef jerky. The word comes from the Dutch words bil, meaning “rump,” and tong, meaning “strip” or “tongue.” The staple ingredients used to make biltong are meat (ranging […]

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How to Reap the Superfood Benefits of Cocoa Powder Without Snorting It

  Let’s talk about cocoa powder. It’s an airy-light, finely ground form of unsweetened chocolate that’s mixed into recipes to achieve a deeply rich chocolatey flavor. You can also find cacao powder, which is an even more raw form and lauded by chocolate purists everywhere. Either way, powdered unsweetened chocolate is considered a superfood– which means that it is rich […]

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What’s That White Stuff Seeping Out of My Salmon?

That odd, mildly off-putting white substance that you’ve likely noticed coming out of your fresh-out-the-oven salmon fillets is called albumin. And besides looking a little funny, it’s nothing to much worry about. Albumin is a water-soluble protein that coagulates with heat–in other words, it’s a totally natural part of the fish that solidifies into white gunk and seeps out of […]

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Oreo Lovers, Your Chocolate Dreams Have Come True

Diehard Oreo fans, you’re about to flip after feasting eyes on this seductive crossroad where breakfast meets dessert. After the hype surrounding Oreo’s release of new flavors (which of course, we taste-tested), there’s a new Oreo-obsessive food hybrid happening… and it just might make your heart flutter. Behold, The Oreo Overload Bagel. This indulgence consists of an Oreo marbled bagel, Oreo […]

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Rachael Ray Takes Heat In Beyonce Scandal

Rachael Ray has had a very interesting last few days. It all started with the release of Beyonce’s latest album, Lemonade, which dropped over the weekend and has a variety of themes, including infidelity. In her song, “Sorry” the closing lyrics are “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.” This caused fans to […]

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What is Aquafaba?

If you eat a mainstream diet, the word “aquafaba” has probably never crossed your lips. For vegans or those with egg allergies though, it’s the ultimate game changer for recipes that usually require egg whites, and you’ve been pouring it down your sink all along. Aquafaba, which is Latin for “water bean,” is made from the cooking liquid of chickpeas. Who […]

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