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The Hidden History of African-American Chefs in the White House: Q&A with Adrian Miller

The White House has a long history of African American cooks, chefs, butlers, and stewards, which Adrian Miller chronicled in “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet.” In honor of both President’s Day

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We Can’t Stop Watching These Quirky Cooking Videos Inspired by Oscar Films

If you’re tired of traditional cooking shows with bubbly hosts or the over-the-stove Instagram videos set to plucky music—and who could blame you, really—then might we suggest a turn towards

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A Celeb Party Planner’s Tips for a Dazzling DIY Valentine’s Day Dinner

Setting the stage for a special Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t have to be daunting—or expensive, either. Celeb party planner Edward Perotti shares his expert tips and tricks for an easy,

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A Hot Jerk Chicken Recipe to Warm Your Winter Soul

In honor of Black History Month, we salute the many talented African American chefs and their contribution to food and drink. Shani Jones—whose family immigrated from Jamaica—is just the latest

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This Clever Miami Ice Cream Shop Celebrates Cuba with Every Sweet Bite

When one thinks of Miami, Cuban food springs to mind, but what about Cuban ice cream? Head to Calle Ocho, the main thoroughfare of the Cuban neighborhood, Little Havana, and

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Korean Cooking Queen Maangchi’s Japchae

Korean cooking expert Maangchi has brought Korean cuisine to the masses through her YouTube channel and cookbooks. In an interview with Heeseung Kim for Chowhound, she shares her favorite dishes

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What Is Bulletproof Coffee and Is It Actually Good for You?

Like?green juice or a wheatgrass shot, bulletproof coffee is both a beverage and a lifestyle statement. A mixture of coffee, butter (sometimes ghee), and coconut oil (or MCT oil), this

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‘Queer Eye’ Food Expert Antoni Porowski Shares His Friendsgiving Tips and Tricks

They say friends are the family we choose and there’s no better way to choose to celebrate your besties than with a Friendsgiving.?While this concept may be foreign to those

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These Meatballs in Chipotle Tomato Sauce Will Rock Your World

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15. Today, we spotlight La Cocina, an inspiring San Francisco-based kitchen incubutor that’s helped develop food products, restaurants, food

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These Incredible School Lunches Are Too Cute to Handle

“Hey, I’m a?dad, why can’t I do this?” That’s the lightbulb moment that started it all for Beau Coffron, better known as “Lunchbox Dad.” Beau is an Oklahoma-based father of

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Beyond the Impossible: Can Meatless Burgers Satisfy Your Shame?

In the world of meat alternatives, the Impossible Burger is still relatively new, and continues to show up in more and more stores and even on fast food menus—Burger King

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These Snapshots of What Kids Eat Around the World Will Make You Smile

Did you know?9 out of the 10 healthiest children’s diets are in Africa, one of the poorest regions of the world??That’s just one of the stunning revelations that photographer Gregg

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She Fed a Movement: ‘Queen of Creole’ Leah Chase Dies at 96

The “queen of Creole cooking,” Leah Chase has died at the age of 96. With her infectious smile and staunch commitment to civil rights, Chase became an icon in the

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Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing

By Eric Silverstein Chef Eric Silverstein is the founder and owner of The Peached Tortilla?in Austin, Texas. He recently released his first cookbook, “The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food

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Chef Sohui Kim on Motherhood & Restaurant Ownership

Sohui Kim is the Chef/Owner of The Good Fork and Insa restaurants in Brooklyn, New York. This article is part of our ongoing spotlight?for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Sohui

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Shit Happens: Life as a Food Editor with Chronic Stomach Problems

Diarrhea. It’s probably not the first word you’d expect to read on a site that celebrates food, but I do hope—for the sake of your appetite and my now questionable

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Lidia Bastianich Takes Us Through the History of Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e pepe is a social media sensation. Everywhere you look, there are live-action pasta lifts or perfectly backlit shots of creamy, bespeckled, oh-so-twirlable mounds of this classic pasta dish.

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The Passover Food at New York’s Breads Bakery Is a Revelation

For the best Passover seder food, New York’s, Breads Bakery should be on your bucket list. Passover is undeniably a tough time for?bakers?and their fans. As much as anything, a

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How Orangetheory Helped This Food Editor Get Back in Shape

Much to the frequent envy of family, friends, and colleagues, I was blessed with a decent metabolism. It no longer lends itself to the skin-and-bones frame of my youth, but

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Who Really Invented Sloppy Joes?

Some foods are saddled with unfortunate names. Other foods, though they may be delicious, have the bad luck to look pretty terrible. And then there are those humble underdogs that

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She’s New Orleans’ Biggest Praline Producer and You Don’t Know Her Name

It is without a doubt that Louisiana is one of America’s truest treasures. The creation and evolution of jazz and bounce music has influenced American culture in some of the

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