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Why Bone Marrow Is So 'Seductive,' According To Alton Brown

If you've ever tried bone marrow, you know it's a flavor sensation that's quite unique and alluring. Marrow is not something you find too often on restaurant menus, nor is social media awash in fun new ways to prepare the ingredient. In fact, if anyone is doing anything at all with bone marrow, they mostly seem to be boiling the heck (and the marrow) out of the bones and using it to make bone broth. And while bone broth may be nutritious, it's not exactly something that could be described as "seductive."
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You May Want To Avoid Foods With Titanium Dioxide. Here's Why

Have you ever twisted open an Oreo — a vegan product — only to wonder how that yummy filling gets to be such a pretty pearly color without any actual cream? Or what about how Skittles get their signature brilliant rainbow-bright look? It turns out that's all thanks to titanium dioxide, a synthetic powdered food additive that's known for brightening the pigments in cosmetics, toothpaste, and food (via EcoWatch). First authorized by the FDA for use as a colorant in 1966, today it's commonly found in many processed foods, including mozzarella cheese, cake frostings, snack cakes, cookies, coffee creamers, and candy. Unless you follow a strict diet, it's likely you eat many products that contain it every day without even realizing it.
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Chain Restaurant Steaks, Ranked From Worst To Best

A night out on the town for a steak diner is one of the rare restaurant excursions when opting for a chain may actually be to your benefit. There are three main factors at play here: quality, because steakhouse chains have the hook-up on some primo beef; equipment, particularly those inferno-inducing broilers that produce an otherworldly char; and experience, because steak isn't that difficult to perfect, and if chefs are preparing hundreds of orders a day they're bound to nail the cook (well, at least most of the time).
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Why Drinking Coffee Might Be Good For Your Vision

Water may well have a claim to fame as being vital to sustaining life, but it is nothing compared to the massive importance of coffee. On average, 62% of U.S. residents enjoy a daily influx of coffee, while regular coffee drinkers down three cups of the brown brilliance, according to research by the NCA (National Coffee Association, that is — not the other one).
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How Long John Silver's Got Its Name

Like many other quick service restaurants (McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's included), Long John Silver's got its start in the mid-20th century, a buzzing time for the fast food industry. Launched in 1969, the Lexington-based seafood chain expanded rapidly in the '70s, and by 1980 had become a national brand, with a network of about 1,000 restaurants. But similar to other major fast food brands, Long John Silver's can trace its roots back several decades before its official founding. All the way back, in fact, to the 19th century.
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Paula Deen Reveals What Gordon Ramsay Is Really Like - Exclusive

With the newest season of "MasterChef" underway on FOX, chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay is back doing what he does best: guiding hopeful amateur cooks and chefs to potential greatness, using a whole lot of tough love (to put it mildly). But this time around, he's doing it with the help of some of the most accomplished and influential chefs in the business. "MasterChef: Legends," as the new season is dubbed, is raising the stakes (and the star power) with household names like Emeril Lagasse, Masaharu Morimoto, and Paula Deen showing up to help mentor and judge the contestants — and Mashed got an inside scoop.
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The Difference Between Red And Black Currants

Have you ever tried currants before? Fresh currants have plenty of health benefits and are delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. This fruit is not too common in supermarkets, and according to The Spruce Eats, you are probably better off finding them at a farmer's market or a specialty grocery store.
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What Is Shaoxing Wine And How Do You Use It?

Every culture has certain flavors and ingredients that are associated with it. When folks think about Spanish and Italian food, their mind might float to things like olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes. When folks think of Lebanon and Greece, they think of baklava, gyros, and shawarma. Asian cuisine, like many other cuisines, is as vast as the people that represent it. In Korea, you'll find kimchi and bibimbap, while Japan has things like sushi and sake.
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The Real Reason People Are Upset About Michael B. Jordan's Rum

Several weeks ago, Kendall Jenner faced a massive public backlash after the celebrity promoted a video for her new tequila that showed her sporting a hairstyle and clothing style associated with Mexican culture interspersed with shots of farmhands harvesting agave (via People). After a downpour of criticism, Jenner tearfully apologized on an episode of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and claimed she "felt really bad." Michael B. Jordan and his new rum brand now face their own scandal after critics have accused the star of cultural appropriation.
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Here's What Aldi Shoppers Really Do With Their Cart Quarters

Avid Aldi fans always know to bring a quarter in order to get a cart at the store — and for new Aldi shoppers, this is essential information to know. The quarter lets you unlock a cart, and you'll get the coin returned to you once you put the cart back. In the past, Aldi has encouraged their shoppers to leave their quarters in the cart as a random act of kindness. In an Instagram post, the chain further engaged their customer base by asking what they do with their returned 25 cents.
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Costco's Gluten-Free Multigrain Bread Is Turning Heads

If you've ever adhered to a gluten-free diet, or are currently doing so, then you know it can sometimes be challenging to find the foods you can eat that still taste great — and not like cardboard. While flour-y, gluten-y delights such as pancakes, pasta, and, a great slice of bread might be off the table, the great thing is there are always swaps to be had so you can eat with friends and still enjoy the same meals, with a few modifications.
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This Ridiculous Café Job Ad Has People Talking

Can you carry three plates at once, or a tray full of glasses with one hand? Then a restaurant or café job opportunity in Melbourne, Australia posted to Reddit might be for you. Are you a student or actor, looking to make some decent cash at a restaurant until you can get your career started? You certainly wouldn't be alone in the restaurant industry. But the person who runs that Melbourne restaurant wants nothing to do with you.
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The TV Show Alton Brown Wanted To Make For 10 Years

"Good Eats" created a stir when it first hit the airwaves over 20 years ago. The show, which helped propel Alton Brown to success, explored what went into the best guacamole, chocolate chip cookies, and more. After a very long wait, fans of the original series celebrated the return of Brown with his latest show "Good Eats: The Return." The revamp features the host up to all of his old exploits, as he uses science and his wit to delve into the inner workings of steak tartare, sourdough bread, shakshuka, and so much more.
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Did Eating Too Many Chicken Nuggets Really Paralyze Someone?

Let's be honest, who hasn't had the question cross their mind at some point or another: "What would happen if I were to eat too much of my favorite food?" Apart from the fact that many of us have an innate tendency to entertain at least some level of guilt and shame after enjoying our vices, the reason this question never seems to go out of style appears to be that it's perennially fueled by an often-repeated urban legend. The myth usually concerns someone that died from eating too much of something or other.
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Fans Of White Chocolate Will Love M&M's Just Announced Holiday 2021 Flavor

Although we might be thinking about new flavors of iced coffee or peach wine during the summer, soon enough, it'll be back to pumpkin spice lattes and holiday flavors. It might seem a little early to be thinking about winter treats, but Mars Wrigley has already announced an M&M's flavor that will have you thinking about exchanging gifts, snowy days, and relaxing by the fireplace.
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10 Best Substitutes For Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is such a beloved food and a prime ingredient in so many sentimental meals and snacks, from the classic PB&J, to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and plain old toast. It's great in savory dishes, like Thai noodles and is always a perfect complement to chocolate. Furthermore, peanut butter is full of healthy nutrients, including natural proteins and fats, according to Healthline, and it's readily available in most supermarkets in the United States.
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Meghan Markle Fans Love What She Did With This Leftover Cake

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited New Zealand in 2018, sharing cake with local school children wasn't part of their busy agenda. However, as reported by Daily Mail, that's exactly the scenario that played out during their four-day royal tour of the country. While on their visit to Wellington,...
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The Massive Pistachio Heist That Has Everyone Talking

Someone in California stole 42,000 pounds of pistachios — that's about the weight of three African bush elephants — and did not get away with it. Earlier this month, the Touchstone Pistachio Company in Tulare County did a routine audit and noticed that several tons of pistachios had been misplaced. They called the sheriff's department and got a swift answer: An employee of Montemayor Trucking had the nuts in a trailer one county south. He was bagging the pistachios for resale, the sheriff's department announced on Facebook.
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The Real Reason Your Baking Sheets Don't Last As Long As You'd Think

Baking sheets are a kitchen staple, and it might seem straightforward enough to put a batch of cookies on a baking sheet and pop them right in the oven. But taking care of your baking sheets is also important to making sure they don't warp and lose their durability too quickly. If you find that your baking sheets warp quickly, there could be a simple explanation. According to The Kitchn, your baking sheets just might not be high-quality, especially if you bought them for cheap. Luckily, the fix is also easy: spend a little more money for a better baking sheet.