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What Is Sustainable Fish, and Why Is It Better for the Earth?

Choosing sustainable fish is better for the environment—and better for you. Here's why.

What Is Organic Food, and Is It Better for the Earth?

There's a lot of confusion surrounding organic foods, from what the term means to labeling to purported benefits. Read on...


Food Quiz: 25 Questions to Test Your Culinary Smarts

Hungry for a food quiz? Test your smarts (and your stomach) with some food-related trivia questions.


The Hidden Detail on the Baskin Robbins Logo You’ve Never Noticed

Can you spot the Baskin Robbins logo's clever "secret"?


The Delicious History of Pizza

Not only is pizza one of the most popular foods in the world, but it also has a fascinating history.

What Is Umami, Exactly?

You know sweet and salty, sour, and bitter. But do you know what umami is?


What Is White Chocolate, Exactly?

Are the rumors that it's not really chocolate true?

What Is Bubble Tea, Exactly?

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about boba, the fun and customizable Taiwanese bubble tea.


What Those Colored Circles on Food Packages Actually Mean

Wondering what those colored circles on food packages really mean? The answer is more technical than you might think.


What Is Sashimi, Exactly?

News flash: Sashimi and sushi are not the same thing.


What Are Hot Dogs Made Of, Exactly?

We get to the bottom of what goes into hot dog production, and learn about all the ingredients. Hint: It's...

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Why Are There 10 Hot Dogs in a Pack but Only 8 Buns?

I'll never understand why this wasn't fixed a long time ago!


What Is Chai Tea, Exactly?

Add some sugar and spice to your life with masala chai, a delicious tea with a fascinating history and surprising...


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If You See Bloated Food Packaging, This Is What It Means

Steer clear of products with bloated packaging at the store. It's a food safety issue—here's why.


This Is Why Most Grocery Stores Don’t Have Windows

Grocery stores have a few tricks up their sleeve.



This Is What the Numbers on a Toaster Really Mean

Using the number dial on your toaster should be simple, but this kitchen appliance isn't as easy as 1-2-3.


If You See a Blue Twist Tie on Your Bread Bag, This Is What It Means

That twist tie on your bread bag can tell you a lot about your loaf.


If You See an Indent at the Bottom of a Wine Bottle, This Is What It Means

Have you noticed wine bottles come with an indent at the bottom? Sip back and relax as we uncover fact...


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What Hotel Buffets Look Like Now, Post-Pandemic

Plated meals, an increased reliance on waitstaff, and higher costs may become the new normal for this popular hotel staple.


If You See White Stuff on Your Baby Carrots, This Is What It Is

Notice something white on your carrots? Here's what it is, and why you really shouldn't be worried about it.



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3 Things You Won’t See in Costco Anymore

As the COVID-19 pandemic eases in the U.S., some stores are starting to ease restrictions—and Costco is no exception. But...

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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Order a Pizza in a Snowstorm

Consensus among Taste of Home staffers says ordering pizza delivery in a blizzard is a mistake. Here's why.


Why Is Coffee Called a Cup of Joe?

There are several different theories!


What’s the Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint?

Debating whether to use spearmint or peppermint? We have you covered.


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This Fast-Food Restaurant Is the Safest in the Country Right Now

It's outperforming its competitors in every safety category.


13 Foods to Stock Up on Before a Hurricane Hits

The time to prepare for a disaster is long before the storm hits. We've rounded up a list of non-perishable,...


Why Are They Called Buffalo Wings If They’re Made from Chicken?

Rumor has it they were the invention of a resourceful mom with a hungry kid.