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All the Benefits of Eating Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have many different health benefits for your hair, skin and heart. Discover all the benefits of eating chia seeds on Fine Dining Lovers.
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13 Scone Recipes To Bake All Year Round
Check out our favourite scone recipes, which will have your family and friends begging for more. Read on.
cherimoya
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How to Eat a Cherimoya
Cherimoya, or custard apple, is a fruit with a green skin and sweet flesh, native to South America. Discover its characteristics and how to eat it.
tempeh
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Tempeh: Taste, Characteristics and How to Eat It
Tempeh is a food made from fermented soybeans. Find out how it is prepared, its nutritional characteristics and the best ways to cook tempeh.
mezcal-vs-tequila
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What's The Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal
What are the differences between tequila and mezcal? It has to do with the agave plant, but it doesn't stop there: discover more about them.
rambutan
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What is Rambutan?
Rambutan is a small, oval-to-round fruit native to Southeast Asia. Learn more about rambutans, including how to choose, cut, and prepare them.
pesto-recipes
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Five Delicious Pesto Recipes
Arguably one of Italy's most successful exports and store cupboard staples, pesto is easy to make at home and lends itself well to variations on a theme. Here are five homemade pesto sauce recipes using classic basil, arugula, kale, cilantro and sun-dried tomatoes.
tahini
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Everything You Need to Know About Tahini
Tahini is a velvety-smooth sauce made with toasted sesame seeds. Find out how it is prepared and the many different ways to use it in cooking.
stracciatella-cheese
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What is Stracciatella Cheese? Discover the Best Recipes
Stracciatella cheese is a tasty Italian delicacy, which is usually the filling of burrata. Discover what it tastes like and how it is produced. Read on.
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What's the Difference Between Cognac and Brandy?
What are the main differences between brandy and cognac? Find out the characteristics of both liqueurs and how to drink them in the right way.
pinsa-romana
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Everything You Need to Know About Pinsa Romana
Everyone knows pizza, but what about pinsa romana? Find out what it is, what its characteristics are and how to prepare perfect pinsa dough.
Pasta salad
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Six Best Summer Pasta Salads
Pasta salad is always on the menu in a big way during the summer season. Take a look at some of our favourite pasta salad recipes to make this summer.
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Ketchup Ice Cream, Anyone? Savoury Scoops Hit London
How does a scoop of soy sauce, ketchup, or mayonnaise ice cream sound? The Ice Cream Project is a new London pop-up with a crazy array of flavours inspired by store cupboard staples. Find out more.
huitlacoche
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What is Huitlacoche?
Huitlacoche is a corn fungus that tastes like black truffle and can do much more than fill quesadillas. Find out more.
nori-seaweed
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FDL+ Everything You Need to Know About Nori Seaweed
Nori is an edible seaweed typical of Japanese cuisine. Discover its characteristics, flavour and how to use it in the kitchen. Read more on Fine Dining Lovers.
tequila
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Different Types of Tequila and How to Drink Them
There are five main types of tequila, each with its own characteristics. Find out what they are and how to best enjoy them. Read more on Fine Dining Lovers.
chimichanga
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Chimichanga: What is it and How to Make it?
A chimichanga is a kind of burrito fried in oil that can be stuffed with different ingredients. Read on to find out what it is, and how to make it at home
watermelon-seeds
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Benefits of Eating Watermelon Seeds
You may not know it, but watermelon seeds are packed with nutrients and have many health benefits. Discover them all with Fine Dining Lovers.
harissa
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Everything You Need to Know About Harissa
Do you know harissa? It is a spicy chilli-based paste, widely used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Find out how to use it to spice up your dishes.
cocktail-garnishes
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The Eight Best Cocktail Garnishes and How To Use Them
There are many ways to garnish your drinks. Here are the best cocktail garnishes to use to spice up your drinks. Learn more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Seven Most Common Types of Sugar and Their Uses
White sugar, muscovado, caster sugar and many others. Find out what the different types of sugar are, their characteristics and how to use them.
cucumber-salad-recipes
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Three Easy Cucumber Salad Recipes
We've got three super-simple cucumber salads to satisfy your crunchy hankering. Take a look.
tapioca
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Tapioca: What is It and How to Eat It?
What is tapioca? What does it taste like? Learn more about this versatile South American ingredient and how to use it in the kitchen.
types-of-gin
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Six Different Types of Gin and Their Characteristics
How many types of gin are there? Discover all the main varieties and the differences between the classic London dry gin, Plymouth Gin and all the others.
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Turmeric: Health Benefits and How to Use It
Turmeric is one of the most widely used spices in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Discover all the benefits of turmeric for your health.
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FDL+ How to Pair Cocktails with Food
Cocktails aren't just for after dinner. Discover the best combinations of food and cocktails and which ones to choose with some tasty dishes.
cornstarch-alternatives
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The 10 Best Cornstarch Alternatives
Have you run out of cornstarch but need to use it in a recipe? Find out which are the 10 best alternatives to cornstarch to use in baking and cooking.
barbacoa
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FDL+ Barbacoa: What Is It and How to Cook It?
The term barbacoa refers to a particular preparation of meat in Mexico. Find out what it is, what it is made of, and how to cook it.
mint-tea
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Why You Should Drink Mint Tea
Mint tea, or peppermint tea, has many health benefits for skin and much more. Find out all the reasons why you should drink it and in what quantities.
plantain-vs-banana
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What's the Difference Between Plantains and Bananas?
Plantain and banana are very similar, but they have profound differences. Find out all about the characteristics, nutritional facts and taste of the two.
tomatoes
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Why is Tomato Considered a Fruit?
Tomato is often considered a vegetable, but is it really so? Find out why the tomato is in effect a fruit and what kind of fruit it is.
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FDL+ The Healthiest Cocktails and Mocktails To Savour
Do you want to prepare a cocktail that is not too bad for your health? Find out what are the 10 best healthy cocktail and mocktail recipes to try.
capers
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Everything You Need to Know About Capers
What are capers? And what are their health benefits? Find out more about capers, their characteristics and the best recipes to enjoy them.
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FDL+ What is Pepper Jack Cheese?
Pepper Jack cheese combines Monterey Jack cheese's buttery, creamy flavour with the intensity of spicy peppers. Here you'll find everything you need to know about this zesty American cheese.
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Easy Potato Salad Recipes for Summer and Winter
Craving potato salad? Here are eight tasty and easy potato salad recipes that pair well with burgers, seafood, chicken and much more.
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Six Asparagus Varieties and How to Cook Them
Asparagus is one of the most popular spring vegetables, but how many types are there? Learn about the varieties of asparagus and their characteristics.
corned-beef
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Corned Beef: What is it and How is it Made?
Corned beef is a cured meat made from beef brisket. Find out more about how it is made and how to fully enjoy it with the best pairings.
cabbage-varieties
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10 Different Cabbage Varieties and How to Cook Them
From the classic green cabbage, to the napa cabbage: find out which are the 10 main varieties of cabbage, their characteristics and how to cook them.
triple-sec-vs-cointreau
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What's The Difference Between Triple Sec and Cointreau?
What are the main differences between triple sec and Cointreau? Find out more about the two liqueurs, their flavours and how they are used.
ripen-avocado
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FDL+ The Best Ways To Ripen an Avocado Quickly
Having a perfectly ripe avocado is a dream for many: discover the best techniques to ripen an avocado quickly without altering its flavour.
jam-and-jelly
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What's the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?
Jam and jelly might seem like two terms to describe the same thing, but they aren't. Find out all the differences between them and how to choose one.
leftover-oatmeal
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What To Do With Leftover Oatmeal? Try These 10 recipes
Do you have leftover oatmeal that you don't want to waste? Discover the 10 best and tastiest recipes for using leftover oatmeal: from cookies to porridge.
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The Five Best Stuffed Chicken Recipes
Stuffed chicken breasts are perfect for dinner: discover the best five chicken recipes to try out, with vegetables and cheese stuffings.
pastrami-vs-corned-beef
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Pastrami vs. Corned Beef: All The Differences
Pastrami is a Romanian smoked beef, famous all over the world. Find out how pastrami is made, how it tastes and how to enjoy it at its best.
grapes-varieties
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15 Grape Varieties for Eating and Winemaking
How many grape varieties are there? Discover the 15 most common kinds of grapes: from grapes for eating, to the types for making white and red wine.
pimentos
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Pimentos: What Are They Used For?
Pimentos are more than the little red thing inside olives: discover more about this type of chilli pepper, its taste and how to use it in cooking.
waffle-types
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Waffle Around The World: 10 Different Types
From Belgian to American and Hong Kong waffles, how many waffle types are there? Discover more about waffles and all the recipes with Fine Dining Lovers.
rendered-lard
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FDL+ Rendered Lard: How to Use it in Cooking
Rendered lard is a white, creamy fat, free from any impurity. Discover how to render lard at home and how should you use it in cooking.
fava-beans
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The Benefits of Fava Beans and How To Cook Them
Fava beans, or broad beans, are a popular ingredient in many different cuisines: find out more about this vegetable and how to cook it.
chicago-hot-dog
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FDL+ A History of the Chicago Hot Dog
Where exactly do Chicago hot dogs come from? You can read about the history of this delicious hot dog here.
chicken-wings
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FDL+ 10 Incredible Chicken Wing Recipes
This is an excellent collection of 10 easy chicken wings recipes, including crispy chicken wings, air fryer chicken wings, grilled wings, whichever way you like them.
rye-flour
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What is Rye Flour and How to Bake With It?
What is rye flour? How can you bake with it? Discover more about this almost gluten-free flour, its benefits and how to use it in cooking.
hibachi-grill
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All You Need To Know About the Hibachi Grill
Hibachi are Japanese 'fire bowls', where you cook on charcoal. Discover how hibachi cooking works, what to use and which sauce is best.
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10 Recipes Using Leftover Ham
Wondering how to use your leftover ham? Discover what to make with it: read these 10 easy and delicious recipes using leftover ham.
mead
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Everything You Need to Know About Mead
What is Mead? How do you drink it? Discover more about this alcoholic beverage, its ingredients and varieties, and how to serve it properly.
Stuffed peppers
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Best Classic Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are a popular dish consisting of hollowed or halved bell peppers with any combination and variety of fillings. Check out these three simple recipes.
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10 Low-Calorie Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner: discover 10 low-calorie, healthy (but still tasty) snack recipes to prepare for your friends and family.
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Five Heart-Shaped Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day
Make Valentine's Day special with these sweet recipes. Here are five heart-shaped dessert recipes you have to try with your loved one.
canola-oil
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What is Canola Oil and How to Use it in Cooking?
Canola oil is a vegetable edible oil with a very neutral taste. Discover more about its benefits, side effects and how to use it in cooking.
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From Ancient Rome to New Nordic: The Interrupted Legacy of Garum
Garum is an ancient ingredient that had been broadly overlooked for hundreds of years before it gained popularity in New Nordic cuisine. Kiki Aranita takes a deep dive into the world of this oft-forgotten fermented flavour-booster.
hemp-seeds
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What are Hemp Seeds (and Their Health Benefits)?
Hemp seeds are little brown seeds from the cannabis plant, very nutritious. Discover more about their benefits for health and how to eat them.
wine-decanter
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How and When to Use a Wine Decanter
What is a decanter? And what is the purpose of using it? Discover more about this vessel used to serve wine, how to use it and when.
kefir-vs-yogurt
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What's the Difference Between Kefir and Yoghurt?
What's the main difference between yoghurt and kefir? Find out more about their nutritional facts, the health benefits and which one is better for you.
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What is Corn Syrup and the Best Alternatives
What is corn syrup? What is it made of? Discover more about this ingredient, how to use it in cooking and if it is good for your health.
apple juice vs apple cider
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What's the Difference Between American Apple Cider and Apple Juice?
What are the differences between apple juice and apple cider? Discover how these beverages are made, their nutritional values and how to drink them.
fresh-vs-dried-herbs
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Fresh vs. Dried Herbs: Pros and Cons
What's better in cooking? Fresh or dried herbs? And how do you measure them? Discover everything you need to know about fresh and dried herbs ratio.
sriracha
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What is Sriracha Sauce and How To Use It?
Sriracha is a popular Thai hot sauce, made from chilli paste. Discover all the ingredients, how to make it at home and where to use it.
xinjiang-cumin-lamb
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Stir-Fried Xinjiang Cumin Lamb
Stir-fried cumin lamb is a Xinjiang (新疆) dish. Cumin lamb cubes are tender inside, crispy on the surface, and coated in a spice mix that includes cumin powder. Follow our easy step-by-step recipe to prepare a classic stir-fried cumin lamb in your own kitchen.
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How to Thaw Chicken Safely
How do you thaw frozen chicken? Learn all the best methods to defrost your chicken quickly and safely, and how long it is supposed to last.
marshmallows
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Marshmallows: How They Are Made + Recipes
Marshmallows are the ultimate treat, chewy and sweet. But how are they made? Discover more about marshmallows and how to make them at home.
vinegar-types
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Cooking Vinegar: All the Types You Need to Know
Wine vinegar, apple vinegar, balsamic vinegar and many more. How many kinds of vinegar are there? Discover the most common types and their uses.
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What's the Difference Between Lamb and Mutton?
Lamb and mutton are both domestic sheep, but there are some differences between the two meats. Learn more about lamb and mutton meat.
storing-ginger
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The Best and Easiest Ways to Store Ginger
How do you store ginger? Discover all the best methods to store ginger paste, root or grated ginger to make it last for weeks or months.
phyllo-dough
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What Is Phyllo Dough and How To Use It?
Phyllo, or filo, is a light and thin dough used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Discover the ingredients and how to use it both for sweet or savoury recipes.
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Crystal Clear: The Correct Glassware for Your Drinks
Different drinks require a specific kind of glassware: discover how many glasses types are there, their names and how to use them correctly.
christmas-appetizers
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The Best Recipes for Christmas Appetisers to Make Ahead
Make the preparation of Christmas dinner easier. Discover the best recipes of make-ahead Christmas appetisers by Fine Dining Lovers.
fufu
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What is Fufu, the West African Delicacy?
Made with cassava flour, fufu is a typical West African food. Discover how to make it, what to eat with it and how to eat it properly.
broccoli-stems
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How to Use Up Broccoli Stems
Stop throwing away your broccoli stalks. They're nutritious and tasty just like their florets. Discover the best recipes to use broccoli stems.
indian-roti
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How to Make Indian Roti
Discover more about Roti, the easy and delicious Indian flatbread made with few ingredients. Here is how to make it and what to eat with it.
christmas-ham
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The 10 Best Christmas Ham Recipes
Ham is a classic for Christmas dinner: discover the 10 most delicious ham recipes to try this Christmas and the best sides to serve it with.
cinnamon-chips
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How to Make and Use Homemade Cinnamon Chips
Discover this special ingredient for baking: cinnamon chips are little bits of flavour to add to every sweet recipe. Find out how to make them.
leftover-cornbread
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How to Use your Leftover Cornbread
Don't throw away your stale cornbread. Discover these delicious ways to use leftover cornbread: from casseroles, to tasty puddings for breakfast.
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10 Best Healthy-but-Yummy Dip Recipes
Looking for some healthy dips recipes for your veggie plates? Discover Fine Dining Lovers' selection of 10 low calorie dips recipes to try out.
overripe-pears
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How to Use Overripe Pears: 10 Recipes to Try Out
What to do with overripe pears? Avoid wasting food with these 10 genius ways to use overripe pears for desserts, smoothies and much more.
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The Best Broth Soups: 15 Delicious Recipes
Try out these 15 broth-based soup recipes, as nourishing as they are warming. From chicken to beef broth, discover the best broth soups for this winter.
cotija-cheese
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What is Mexican Cotija Cheese?
Cotija cheese is a typical Mexican ingredient. Discover what it tastes like, its nutritional values and how to use it in some recipes.
smoke-different-foods
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How to Smoke Food: A Complete Guide
Smoking food will add a great flavour to it. Discover the best techniques to smoke different foods like meat, fish and even cheese.
homemade-gin
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How to Make Homemade Gin
Discover how to make gin at home with this step-by-step guide by Fine Dining Lovers. Create your own homemade gin and find out how to flavour it.
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The Best Toppings for Your Caramel Apples: 10 Recipes to Try
Take your caramel apples to another level with these insanely good toppings. Discover Fine Dining Lovers' selection of the 10 best candy apple toppings.
bisque
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What Makes a Soup a Bisque? Differences and Recipes
What does bisque mean? Discover more about this creamy, warm soup made with seafood, and find out how all the best bisque's recipes to try.
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Cooking Times for Perfect Eggs
Cooking eggs is a matter of minutes. Discover how long to boil them for perfect hard or soft eggs, and how many minutes you'll need for properly poached eggs.
chocolate-bombs
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Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipes
Hot chocolate is a deliciuos treat for cold winter days, but what about hot chocolate bombs? Discover how to make one at home and how to fill it.
millet
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What is Millet and How to Cook It?
What is millet? How do you cook it? Discover more about this ancient grain, its benefits for your health and the best recipes to try out.
agave-nectar-vs-honey
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What's the Difference Between Agave Nectar and Honey?
What is agave nectar? How do you use it as a sweetener? Discover all its benefits and the differences between agave nectar and honey.
xiaolongbao
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Chinese Soup Filled Dumplings: How to Make Xiaolongbao
What is xiaolongbao? It's a steamed, warm bun filled with delicious soup. Discover more about this Chinese delicacy and the best recipes to try out.
reverse-seared-tomahawk-steak
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Reverse-Seared Tomahawk Steak: Everything You Need to Know
The process of reverse-searing is really simple and it’s a method that might change the way you cook a tomahawk steak forever.
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What are the Main Beer Styles?
How many beer types are there? Discover more about beer varieties with this complete Fine Dining Lovers guide: from IPA to Stout and many more.
maitake-mushrooms
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Hen of the Woods: How to Cook Maitake Mushrooms
Do you know what maitake mushrooms are? Discover more about the 'hen of the woods' mushroom, its health benefits and the best recipes to try.
orange-varieties
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10 Orange Varieties You Should Try
Navel, Cara Cara, blood oranges and many more: discover 10 different orange varieties, how to use them, their characteristics and benefits.
ramyeon-vs-ramen
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What is Korean Ramyeon and How Does it Differ From Japanese Ramen?
What is ramyeon? How does it differ from classic Japanese ramen? Discover everything you need to know about Korean ramyeon and how to make it.
turkey-eggs
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Can You Eat Turkey Eggs?
Why does nobody eat turkey eggs? What's the difference between turkey and chicken eggs? Discover more about this turkey egg mystery.
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipes
All you want to know about pumpkin pie and how to make it at home. Have a look at the pumpkin pie recipes we collected here for you.
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The Best Wine Advent Calendar to Buy in 2021
Looking for an early gift for Christmas? Discover the best wine advent calendars to buy in 2021 for an adult's countdown for Christmas.
sunflower-seeds
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Sunflower Seeds: Are They Good for Your Health?
Rich in proteins and healthy fats: sunflower seeds are surely good for your health. Discover more about sunflower seeds' benefits and how to eat them.
milkshake-and-maltshake
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Malt vs. Milkshake: What's the Difference?
Do you know what's the difference between a milkshake and a malt? Discover more about the two drinks and how to make them at home.
apple-crisp
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The Best Apple Crisp Recipe
Apple crisp is the one of best autumn desserts. Sliced apples are topped with a buttery cinnamon oat topping. Try our great apple crisp recipe, an all-time classic of American and Canadian cuisine.
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The Best 2021 Advent Calendars for Foodies
Make the wait for Christmas memorable with the best 2021 food advent calendars: both sweet and savoury calendars for real food lovers.
pumpkin-varieties
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Pumpkin Varieties: A Complete Guide
How many pumpkin types are there? How can you choose the best quality for your recipes? Discover different varieties of squash and how to use them.
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A Complete Guide to Olive Oil Tasting
How do you taste olive oil? Discover how to appreciate every characteristic and flavour of good-quality olive oil with this guide about tasting.
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Green Tomato Chutney Recipe
Our green tomato chutney is made with green tomatoes, red onions, malt vinegar, brown sugar, and other ingredients. This is a tasty chutney that pairs well with bread and cheese.
quinoa
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What is Quinoa and How to Cook It?
What is quinoa? How do you prepare it? Discover all benefits and nutritional values of this pseudocereal and the best recipes to try.
blind-baking
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Why do you Need to Pre-Bake a Pie Crust?
Blind-baking is the process to pre-bake an empty pie shell: but why do you need to do it? Discover more about this method and how to go about it.
best-apples
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The Best Apples for Cooking and Baking
What are the best apples varieties for cooking and baking? From Granny Smith to Pink Lady: discover how to cook apples and the best recipes.
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How to Make Maple-Glazed Bacon for Breakfast
Sweet, savoury and delicious: maple-glazed bacon is a true delicacy to have for breakfast. Discover how to make it and what to eat with it.
cobbler
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What is a Cobbler and How to Make It?
What is a cobbler? Discover more about this dessert, what do you need to make it, which fruit is best and the differences between a cobbler and a pie.
tamarind
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What is Tamarind? Facts, Tips and Health Benefits
What is tamarind? Where does it grow? Discover all the health benefits of this pod-like fruit, its taste and the best way to eat it.
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What is Purple Rice, the 'Forbidden Food'?
What is purple rice, the food that only the Chinese emperor was allowed to eat? Discover its history, nutritional benefits and how to cook it.
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Pumpkin Spice Glazed Carrots
Our pumpkin spice glazed carrot recipe is the perfect side for a family celebration meal, particularly a winter celebration like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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What to do with Leftover Sweet Potatoes
Don't throw out your leftover sweet potatoes. Read this article and discover the best recipes to use up your cooked sweet potatoes.
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What is Truffle Oil and How to Use It?
How do you use truffle oil? What's the difference between black and white truffle oil? Discover more about this ingredient and how to make it.
overripe-avocado
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Can You Eat Overripe Avocado?
Got any overripe avocados you forgot to eat? Don't toss them. Discover the best recipes and ways to use up your overripe avocados.
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How to Reverse-Sear Ribeye Steak
The best way of cooking your ribeye steak is actually to reverse the traditional searing process. Discover here how to cook the perfect reverse-sear ribeye steak in your oven and a pan.
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Is it Safe to Eat the White Stuff on Cooked Salmon?
What's the white stuff on cooked salmon? It's albumin, a completely harmless protein. Discover how to get rid of it before cooking your salmon.
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What is the Brunoise Cutting Technique?
What is brunoise? How do you slice vegetables using this knife cutting method? Discover more about this technique and how to use it.
artichokes
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How to Cook and Eat Artichokes
There are a lot of different ways to cook artichokes. Discover how to prepare and eat them, and try all the recipes at home.
spaghetti-squash
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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is such an underrated squash. Cooking it is pretty simple. Here we’ll show you the best way to cook spaghetti squash, along with a few tips.
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Different Ways to Make Coffee: A Complete Guide
Pour over, French press or espresso? These are only a few of the coffee brewing methods out there. Discover all the ways you can make coffee and try them out for yourself.
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Homemade Fried Pies Recipes to Try
Fried pies are a typical dessert from the American south: discover how to make them, which fruit and fillings are best and some tips and tricks.
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How do you Store Potatoes and Keep Them from Sprouting?
How long do potatoes last? Where should you keep them? Discover how to store them correctly to keep them fresh long-term and avoid sprouting.
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What is Tomato Paste and How to Make it at Home?
What is tomato paste? Discover more on how to make homemade tomato paste, the differences with tomato purée and how to use it in the kitchen.
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Recipes and Ideas for a Vegetarian New Year's Eve 2021 Dinner
Do you want to prepare a vegetarian or vegan New Year's Eve dinner? Discover the best plant-based recipes to make for your guests.
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Baking Soda: What is it and What is it Used For?
What is baking soda? How do you use it for cooking? Discover more about this leavening agent and what it is used for in baking.
pullet-eggs
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Everything You Need to Know About Pullet Eggs
What are pullet eggs? What's the difference with normal hen's eggs? Discover more about this ingredient, its benefits and how to cook it.
yorkshire-pudding
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Best Yorkshire Pudding Recipe
Yorkshire pudding is a typical English side dish, a baked pudding made from eggs, flour, and milk. Read more if you want to discover the secret to the ultimate Yorkshire pudding recipe.
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How to Make Korean Corn Dogs
Korean corn dogs, also known as Korean hot dogs, are made with sausage, mozzarella, encased in batter and panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried until crispy. Follow our simple, step-by-step recipe to make your own Korean corn dogs at home.
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What is Stone Fruit? The Ultimate Guide
What is stone fruit? Discover the full list of stone fruits, from peaches to raspberries: characteristics and recipes to cook them.
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Top 10 Creamy Pasta Recipes You Need to Try
Are you looking for a delicious creamy pasta recipe to try? Find out the 10 best creamy pasta recipes to cook for dinner tonight.
dairy-free-desserts
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15 Dessert Recipes with No Dairy
Looking for some dairy-free dessert recipes? Read this Fine Dining Lovers article and discover the best recipes for dairy-free treats and sweets.
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Tasty, Creamy, Punchy: The Delights of Homemade Japanese Mayonnaise
Japanese mayonnaise is Japan's most beloved mayo. Discover here the secret of the best homemade Japanese mayo recipe.
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If you have any leftover vegetable or fruit peels, don't throw them away. Here are a few things you can use them for: from recipes to fertiliser.
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Best Vegan and Vegetarian Meat Alternatives
Looking for vegetarian or vegan meat substitutes? Discover Fine Dining Lovers' selection of protein alternatives to cut your meat consumption.
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Dinner Ideas for the Feast of the Seven Fishes
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Bento Boxes are a great solution for a packed lunch for school or work. Discover Fine Dining Lovers' top 20 bento box lunch ideas.
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Seven Classic Tomato Soup Recipes
We’ve collected seven of our favourite tomato soup recipes here, from creamy to sharp, hot to cold, and simple classics to gourmet show-stoppers.
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What is oxtail meat? How can you cook this beef cut? Discover with Fine Dining Lovers all the best cooking methods for oxtail and some recipes.
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Best Potato Skins Recipes
Potato skins are the ultimate comfort food. Discover the best stuffing recipes and which type of potatoes you should use.
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Discover how to use your leftover pork. Whether it is pulled or roasted pork, here are some recipes to make with your leftovers.
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How to Boil Chicken
How long does it take to boil chicken? How do you boil chicken to make it tender? Learn more about this technique on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Puff Pastry Ideas: Sweet and Savoury Recipes
How do you use ready-made puff pastry? Discover 30 easy recipes and lunch/dinner ideas featuring puff pastry sheets on Fine Dining Lovers.
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What is Hokkaido Milk Bread (Shokupan)?
Hokkaido milk bread is a particularly milky type of Shokupan, with a sweeter flavor than other milk breads. Hokkaido milk bread is a sweet, fluffy bread roll from Hokkaido, Japan.
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How to Keep Cheese Fresh and Avoid Mould
How do you store fresh cheese? And what about aged cheese? Discover the most useful tips and tricks to store cheese and make it last.
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How to Skin a Salmon Fillet Easily
What is the easiest way to remove the skin from salmon before cooking? Here is a step-by-step guide to learn how to easily peel the skin off salmon.
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Best Recipes for Using Leftover Green Beans
Wondering how to use up some leftover green beans? Discover here Fine Dining Lovers' best recipes that include cooked green beans.
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How long should you cook pasta? Discover cooking times for dried and fresh pasta, how to make it 'al dente' and some tips and tricks.
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What's the Difference Between Stock and Broth?
What is the difference between stock and broth? The ingredients may be similar, but there is a difference. Find out more about it.
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What is Chilean Sea Bass?
Chilean sea bass is famed for its rich, buttery flavor, which has been compared to cod, and its tender, flaky texture. It is also a highly versatile fish, and pairs beautifully with many different spice combinations and sauces.
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All You Need to Know About 'Tteokbokki' Korean Rice Cakes
What is tteokbokki? What does it tastes like? Discover everything you need to know about this classic Korean street food recipe.
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How to Cook with Bay Leaves and Laurel Leaves
What are the benefits of using bay leaves in cooking? How can you use fresh or dry laurel in your recipes? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Everything You Need To Know About Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are an easy and healthy way to start every day. Overnight oats are simply oats that are left to soak overnight. Here’s everything you need to know about overnight oats.
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The Complete Guide to Whiskey: From Bourbon to Scotch
What are the types of whiskey? How is whisky classified? Here's Fine Dining Lovers ultimate guide to different kinds of whiskey.
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What is Kugel and How to Make It?
What is kugel? Discover the origins of this Jewish egg noodle and potato casserole and the perfect recipe to make it for Seder.
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11 Best Coconut Chicken Recipes
Coconut tastes amazing with chicken. Here we’ll share our 11 best coconut chicken recipes
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How to Pasteurise Eggs at Home
Pasteurising eggs eliminates all harmful bacteria they may contain. Discover how to pasteurise eggs at home the right way.
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What Are Pie Weights And When Do You Use Them?
What are pie weights? What can you use instead of pie weights? We've got the complete guide to pastry weights on Fine Dining Lovers.
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What is Chorizo Sausage and How to Use It?
What is chorizo made out of? What can you substitute for chorizo? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Barley Recipes and Cooking Ideas
Wondering how to cook barley? Discover a selection of the best sweet and savoury recipes featuring pearl barley as the main ingredient.
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What is Tarragon? Benefits, Storage and Recipes
What does tarragon taste like? What is tarragon good for? Discover all of tarragon's benefits, recipes, tips and tricks with Fine Dining Lovers' guide.
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Tips and Tricks to Clean Your Air Fryer
Discover how to properly clean your air fryer, from the basket to the heating element. Here are Fine Dining Lovers' tips and tricks.
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Everything You Need to Know About Doubanjiang
Is Doubanjiang the same as gochujang? What can I use instead of Doubanjiang? Discover Fine Dining Lovers' ultimate guide on Doubanjiang.
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Everything You Need to Know About Nasturtium Capers: Recipe, Uses, Storage
Are nasturtium seeds edible? Can you prepare and use them as pickled capers? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Top 20 Thanksgiving Side Dishes you can Make in Advance
Discover Fine Dining Lovers' top 20 side-dish recipes you can prepare ahead of time to keep Thanksgiving dinner simple. Choose your favourite.
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How to Freeze Tomatoes
Can you freeze tomatoes? Discover Fine Dining Lovers' tips and tricks to freeze cherry and whole tomatoes to use them through the year.
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Five Alternatives to Cream of Tartar
Having trouble finding cream of tartar? Here are five alternatives to cream of tartar for baking cookies and many more recipes.
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Can You Eat Squash Skin? Everything You Should Know
Wondering if you can eat the skin on all types of squash? Learn about eating squash peels on Fine Dining Lovers.
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What is Panko and How is it Used?
What is panko made out of? Can you substitute panko for breadcrumbs? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers and learn how to use this Japanese ingredient.
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What is Kosher Salt? The Ultimate Guide
What is the difference between salt and kosher salt? Can we substitute sea salt for kosher salt? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Does Butter Go Bad and Can You Leave it out of the Fridge?
Does butter go bad if you don't refrigerate it? How do you know if butter has gone bad? Discover everything you need to know on Fine Dining Lovers.
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12 Perfect Pasta Shapes For Your Sauce
12 Types of Italian Pasta and their uses. A perfect pairing: find here the right pasta shape for your sauce.
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What's The Difference Between Shallots and Onions?
Can you substitute onions for shallots? Can you use onions instead of shallots in a recipe? Find out more about these ingredients.
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How to Make Onion Powder From Scratch
Onion powder is dehydrated, ground onion that is commonly used as a seasoning. It is incredibly easy to make at home. Learn here how to make it at home in four easy steps.
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Water Bath Cooking - How Does it Work?
Discover how the water bath cooking method works and why you need it for baking your cheesecakes. Here are all the instructions.
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10 Ways to Preserve Cucumbers
Discover the top 10 ways to preserve cucumbers for a long time. Here are all the instructions to preserve them even without pickling.
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London Mule: An Even Fresher Moscow Mule Alternative
The London Mule is an even cooler variation of the Moscow Mule. Learn about its history and how to make a London Mule at home with Fine Dining Lovers' tips.
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What are Enoki Mushrooms and How to Eat Them?
Enoki mushrooms are a very common variety in Asia, and are used for many dishes, including ramen. Find out everything you need to know about these tasty mushrooms.
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Why You Should Love Lovage: A Complete Guide
Do you know what Lovage is and how to use its leaves in the kitchen? Or how to grow it? We have all the answers you are looking for in our complete guide.
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How to Make Tapioca Pearls at Home for Boba Tea
Tapioca pearls are an essential ingredient for making bubble tea (boba tea). Find out how to make it easily at home with Fine Dining Lovers' guide.
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Rhubarb: All the Recipes You Need to Know
Rhubarb is very versatile and many unique and tasty recipes can be made. Discover the most famous recipes for wowing your guests.
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What to do with Leftover Egg Whites
Do you find yourself with unused egg whites and don't know what to do with them? Here are some ways to reuse and avoid wasting them.
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Grenadine Drinks Recipes: Everything You Need to Know
Grenadine is used to make many types of cocktails, mixing it with all types of alcohol, from vodka to rum. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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How to Cook Chicken: A Complete Guide
Roasted, grilled, marinated or baked - chicken can be cooked in a variety of ways. Find out how to make sure your chicken is always cooked to perfection.
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Traditional and Tasty: Try These Italian Sorbet Recipes
Sorbet is a great classic among Italian desserts. In this article we carry you through some tasty traditional recipes to prepare an Italian-style sorbet.
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Easy Vegan Chickpeas Recipes
Do you want vegan recipes with chickpeas? Here is our selection of vegan and vegetarian recipes with chickpeas, selected by Fine Dining Lovers.
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Vitamin C Serum: All You Need to Know
Vitamin C serum is extracted from citrus fruits such as orange and used to combat skin ageing. Find out all the benefits in this Fine Dining Lovers guide.
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Garlic Skins: Tips & Tricks to Use Them Up
Garlic peel is more versatile than you think. Find out how to use garlic skin in our complete guide on Fine Dining Lovers
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How to Freeze Bananas: Best Ways for Freezing Bananas
Can bananas be frozen? And how long do they last in the freezer? No problem, we have all the answers you are looking for in our guide
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Garlic Scapes: Everything You Need to Know
Garlic scapes are used for making sauces, such as pesto, and as a condiment for many dishes and recipes. Find out more about garlic scapes in our guide.
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What is Lotus Root? Recipes, Tips and Benefits
The lotus root is a very versatile food and is present in many Asian recipes. Discover ideas, tips and recipes for lotus root on Fine Dining Lovers.
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From Deep Pan to Deep Freeze: How to Keep Leftover Pizza in the Freezer
Wondering what is the best way to freeze leftover pizza? Discover all you need to know about freezing and reheating pizza.
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25 Sweet and Easy Grapefruit Recipes
Searching for tips and tricks for using grapefruit in your kitchen? Read our ultimate guide discover the best recipes featuring this fine fruit.
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Delicious Ideas for Leftover Barbecue Chicken
Wondering how to use leftover barbecue chicken? Here is a selection of recipes and ideas to use up your leftovers. Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide.
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Hot, Sweet and Smoked Paprika: Differences and Alternatives
Is there a taste difference between paprika and smoked paprika? What spice can I use instead of paprika? Here is everything you need to know about paprika.
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11 Mouthwatering Zucchini Recipes
Zucchini is one of our favourite veggies to cook with, so here you’ll find 11 mouthwatering zucchini recipes that we think bring out the best in it. Take a look.
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How to Make Vinaigrette: Ratio, Variations, Proportions
What's the ratio of oil to vinegar in dressing? What are the main components? Check out Fine Dining Lovers' guide and tips to making vinaigrette.
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A Short History of Baked Alaska
The story of baked Alaska is much more than one of cake and ice cream. It’s a story of war and exile, scientific endeavour, and, depending on how you look at it, either political buffoonery or political astuteness.
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The Best Craft Beer Clubs & Subscription Boxes in Europe and UK
What are the best beer subscriptions? Here's Fine Dining Lovers' picks for beer subscription boxes to try in 2021.
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How To Prepare Homemade Self-Raising Flour
How do you make self raising flour? What is the difference with regular flour? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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What Are Bitter Greens and How to Cook Them?
What are bitter greens? How do you get the bitterness out of greens? Here's all you need to know about these vegetables and how to use it.
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How to Use Leftover Ricotta Cheese: The Best Recipe Ideas
What can you do with leftover ricotta? Can you freeze ricotta cheese for later use? Read our guide to discover the best uses for leftover ricotta.
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What Part of the Pig is Ham Hock and What is it Used For?
What is ham hock? What is it used for? Here is a complete guide about pork knuckle. Discover how to use it with Fine Dining Lovers.
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What is Cornstarch and How to Use It?
Why use cornstarch in a recipe? What does adding cornstarch do? Check out Fine Dining Lovers' guide and discover the secrets of this ingredient.
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What's the Difference Between Light and Dark Brown Sugar?
Is dark brown sugar sweeter than light? What's the difference between light and dark brown sugar? Read the guide and discover everything you need to know.
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All-Purpose Flour vs. Cake Flour: Differences and Substitutes
Can I substitute all purpose flour for cake flour? Does cake flour make a difference? Read Fine Dining Lovers' ultimate guide to all-purpose vs pastry flour.
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Heirloom Beans: Recipes, Uses and Varieties
What are heirloom beans? Do they taste better than other beans? Discover more about these particular varieties of beans and the best recipes using heirloom beans.
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The Best Substitutes for Crème Fraîche
Wondering how can you substitute crème fraîche in a recipe? Here is a list of ingredients that you can use as an alternative. Take a look.
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How to Use Chive Flowers
Can you eat the flowers on chives? What do chive blossoms taste like? Find out recipes and facts about chives on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Kosher Food: What Does it Mean?
Wondering what makes something kosher? Find out more about what Kosher means on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Eight Recipes for Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Ricotta
Squash blossoms are discarded before the squash themselves are packed up for distribution to supermarkets. This is a shame because they are delicious. Here we have a treat for you: eight sublime variants on an Italian favourite ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms
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Pancetta vs. Bacon vs. Prosciutto: Characteristics and Differences
Do you know the difference between pancetta, bacon and prosciutto? What are their similarities? How can we use them in cooking? Find out with Fine Dining Lovers.
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The Best Snow Pea Recipes to Try
Learn how to cook snow peas with our excellent recipe ideas. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread
Korean cream cheese garlic bread is a popular Seoul street food. It combines sweet and savoury flavours, with no holding back on the garlic. Learn here everything you need to know about baking this delicious Korean version of garlic bread.
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Easy Homemade Whipped Cream Frosting
Learn how to make homemade whipped cream frosting with only four ingredients. This is a whipped cream frosting that is very delicious. Don’t forget to check our recipe tips out.
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How to Store Basil and Keep it Fresh
How do you preserve basil? How long does fresh basil last in the fridge? Learn more about ways to store fresh basil with Fine Dining Lovers.
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Amaranth Recipes You Have to Try
What can I do with amaranth? Here is a complete list of great, easy-to-prepare recipes with this trendy grain. Try Fine Dining Lovers' suggestions.
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What are Persian Cucumbers and How are they Different?
What is a Persian cucumber and how is it different to an English cucumber? Discover all you ever wanted to know about this crisp and tasty variety.
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What is Guava and How Do You Eat it?
What part of guava is edible? Do you eat the seeds of a guava? We've got the complete guide to eating guava fruit on Fine Dining Lovers.
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What is Butter Lettuce? Benefits, Storage and Recipes
What is the difference between butter lettuce and iceberg lettuce? Why is it called butter lettuce? Discover benefits, recipes, tips and tricks on butter lettuce.
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What is Arugula? Uses, Benefits and Recipes
Also known as rocket or roquette, arugula is a green leaf from Italian cuisine. Discover all you need to know about this peppery ingredient.
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The Cream of England: What is Clotted Cream?
A typical English treat, clotted cream is also called Devonshire, Devon clotted cream, or Cornish clotted cream. Discover more about this traditional delicacy.
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What to do with Radish Greens: Facts and Recipes
Radish greens aren't just edible they are also super-delicious. Find out these great recipes and facts about radish greens on Fine Dining Lovers.
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How Much Protein is There in an Egg?
How much protein is in a single egg? And how many calories? Discover eggs' nutritional values, as well as some foods with more protein than eggs.
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Vanilla Extract Substitutes for a Spice Standby
There are many ways to create a vanilla substitute: maple syrup, almond extract, espresso powder and even brandy. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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FDL+ Lox VS Smoked Salmon: All The Differences
Is lox the same as smoked salmon? What does lox taste like? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers and learn how to identify lox.
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Proof Positive: How to Test Your Yeast Before Using It
Wondering how to proof your dry, instant or fresh yeast? Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide and discover the best tips and tricks.
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What is the Difference Between Heavy Cream and Half-and-Half?
What is the difference between heavy cream and half-and-half? Can I replace heavy cream with half-and-half? Learn about these slightly different ingredients on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Yams vs Sweet Potatoes: What's the Difference?
What's the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers and discover the differences between the vegetables.
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What is Broccolini? Health Benefits and How to Eat Them
What is broccolini? Is it the same as broccoli? How do you eat broccolini? Learn more about this fancy vegetables on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Discovering Cooking Techniques: What Does Deglaze Mean?
What does deglaze mean when cooking? How do you deglaze a pan? Learn more about this cooking technique on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Chanterelle Mushrooms: Everything You Need to Know
What does a chanterelle mushroom taste like? Here's everything you need to know about chanterelles. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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The Best Spelt Recipes
How do you cook spelt? How can you use it in your recipes? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers and discover the best recipe ideas featuring spelt.
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Juicy, Tender, Tasty: Try These Irresistible Beef Short Ribs Recipes
Beef ribs are delicious, whether they are slow-cooked or barbecued. Make the most of this flavourful cut of meat with these irresistible beef short rib recipes.
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Homemade Chicken and Waffles: American Soul Food at its Best
Chicken and waffles is a soul food dish that everyone adores. Here you can find seven delicious recipes on how to cook homemade chicken and waffles.
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Herby, Tangy and Made for Meat: Chimichurri Sauce
Chimichurri is a herby, oil-based condiment used in Argentinean and Uruguayan cuisine. Designed to complement grilled meats, the herbal, tangy flavour of chimichurri sauce blends perfectly with the savoury, smoky taste of charred beef.
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What is Abura Soba?
Abura soba literally just means buckwheat noodles served with oil (instead of broth). Here we’ll show you how to make abura soba.
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How to Reuse Fruit Pulp After Juicing
How do you use citrus pulp? What can you do with leftover fruit pulp? Read our guide to discover the best uses for leftover fruit pulp.
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Sweetness and Light: All About the Ataulfo Mango
Ataulfo, also known as honey mango, is a very sweet variety of Mango. Learn more about it on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Green Garlic: Tasty Recipes with this Magic Ingredient
Learn about green garlic: what it is, how it compares to garlic scapes, where to find it and how to use it on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Basque Burnt Cheesecake: Origins and Recipe
Defined by the New York Times as the “perfect birthday cake of 2021”, the Basque Burnt Cheesecake typical of San Sebastian has bewitched the United States. Learn about its history and discover the traditional recipe.
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What is Comté Cheese?
Curious about Comté? Here's all you need to know about how it tastes, how the cheese is made and how to use it. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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When is it Time for Lemon Thyme? Recipes, Uses, Benefits
Searching for tips and tricks for using lemon thyme? Read our ultimate guide and discover the best recipes featuring this heady herb.
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How to Eat Figs: Fresh, Dried or Green
Learn how to eat figs: raw, whole, baked or broiled. Stuff figs with cheese or slice them in half for salads. Discover more tips on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Demerara Sugar: Everything you Need to Know
Discover what Demerara sugar is, how it is used in the kitchen, and what substitutes you can use in case you don't have it, all on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Black Lentils: Everything you Need to Know
Black lentils are cheap and full of protein, plus they're easy to make in big batches instead of classic lentils. Learn more about black lentils on Fine Dining Lovers.
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What is Granita and How is it Made?
Granita is a classic Italian dessert, born in the south of Italy and served especially in the summer. Learn more about Granita on Fine Dining Lovers.
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White Peach Sangria: All the Best Recipes
Learn to make delicious white peach sangria with liqueur and ginger ale. The perfect cold, refreshing party drink for summer. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Best Substitutes for White Wine in Cooking
Wondering how can you substitute white wine in a recipe? Here is a list of ingredients that you can use as an alternative.
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Sweet or Savoury, Runny or Thick: What is Custard?
Custard is a culinary preparation usually sweet made from egg yolks and cream and cooked gently to produce a creamy texture. Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Cape Gooseberry: Recipes and Benefits
Discover recipes and learn more about cape gooseberry benefits and nutrition facts on Fine Dining Lovers in our in-depth guide on cape gooseberries.
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Five Homemade Beef Stew Recipes
Discover here one of our favourite slow-cooked beef stew recipes, for those that have a whole day to wait for it to be ready. But do not also forget to browse our other four top beef stew recipes from around the world.
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Fish Cooking Temperatures: Everything You Need to Know
Wondering what is the best cooking temperature for fish? Every fish has its ideal temperature, but we've got a guide just for you on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Blackthorn: The Original Sloe Food
Discover all you ever wanted to know about blackthorn (or prunus spinosa) - its benefits, uses and the best recipes to enjoy its flavour.
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What is Malt Powder and How to Use It: Tips & Ideas
Discover what malt powder is and how to use it in the kitchen with Fine Dining Lovers. Recipes, tips and tricks to bake with malt powder at home.
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Dinner for Dad: 20 Recipes for Father's Day
Searching for easy and tasty recipes to celebrate Father's Day this year? Check out Fine Dining Lovers' selection and pick your favourite one.
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Penne alla Vodka: The Pasta with Punch
Penne alla vodka is a delicious creamy pasta dish that took the United States by storm in the '80s. Here we’ll take a look at how it became popular and how to make it at home.
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Pain Au Chocolat: How to Make Homemade Chocolate Croissants
Baking chocolate croissants at home can be daunting the first time. Read on to see how you can make them without the extra time and fuss.
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15 Tasty Recipe Ideas for Your Lamb Leftovers
Quick and easy recipe ideas to recycle your lamb leftovers. Read our guide and check out how to make the most of your roast lamb.
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Halal Food: What Does it Mean?
How does halal meat differ from non-halal meat? Find out more about what halal means on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Baby Bella Mushrooms: Everything you Need to Know
Everything you need to know about baby bella mushrooms. Tips, tricks and recipes to make baby bella mushrooms at home with Fine Dining Lovers.
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How to Make Vinegar Mother: Tips and Benefits
Do you know the benefits of apple cider vinegar? And do you know how to make vinegar from scratch? Find out more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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FDL+ Top 15 Food and Drinks from the 1980s
What did people eat in the '80s in the USA? Check out Fine Dining Lovers' Top 15 of the most popular foods from the '80s.
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White vs Brown Eggs: Are White Eggs Bleached?
What is the difference between white and brown eggs? Are white eggs natural or bleached? Read our guide and discover everything you need to know about eggs.
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Traditional Canadian Foods and Dishes
Ever wondered what dishes and delicacies are popular in Canada? Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide to check out the most famous Canadian foods.
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What Is Double Zero Flour for Bread, Pizza, Pasta?
What is the difference between 00 flour and all-purpose flour? What is 00 flour best for? Read Fine Dining Lovers' complete guide on 00 flour.
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What's In Season in June?
Wondering what fruit and vegetables are available this month? Check out Fine Dining Lovers' list of June seasonal fruits and veggies.
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How to Make Sticky Rice
If you want to try sticky rice for yourself, it is available from Chinese and Asian markets, and some larger stores may also stock it. Try our recipe to make sticky rice at home.
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4 Delicious Crumble Cookies Recipes to Try
If you’d like to try to crumble cookies for yourself, look at these four delicious recipes. Once you try one, you’ll never go back. We’ve seen the future, and it’s crumbly.
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How to Cook Asparagus
Here we’ll show you 7 easy ways to cook the perfect asparagus, whether you want it healthy and crunchy or charred and crispy.
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Why Is Jackfruit Good for You? Nutrition, Benefits and How To Eat It
Jackfruit is an enormous and intriguing fruit native to West Africa, but also popular in East Asian and Caribbean cuisines. This unique and gigantic fruit has a distinctively sweet, tropical taste (imagine mango, pineapple, and banana combined) and the texture of shredded meat.
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The Best Substitutes for Buttermilk
Searching for a replacement for buttermilk in your recipes? Here is a list of the best alternatives to buttermilk. Discover more.
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21 Types of Tomatoes and How To Use Them
Did you know that there are more than 3000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide? Read Fine Dining Lovers' article to discover more.
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Types of Mangoes: The Best Varieties
A sweet, juicy fruit, mango is available in many different varieties. Read Fine Dining Lovers' ultimate guide.
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Is Wine Vegan or Vegetarian?
Can vegans drink wine? How do you know if a wine is vegan? Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide and discover how to tell if a wine is vegan friendly.
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Celsius and Fahrenheit: How to Convert Temperatures
How do you easily convert Fahrenheit to Celsius? Use our conversion charts to convert common cooking temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
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15 Tasty Pineapple Juice Cocktails
Want to discover the best pineapple alcoholic drinks and tropical cocktails? Read our guide and find out the best cocktail recipes.
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Delicious Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipes
Check out Fine Dining Lovers' ultimate list of vegetarian meal prep ideas and start planning your week.
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What is Gochujang? Origins and Ingredients of the Korean Chilli Paste
Do you know what gochujang is and how it is made? Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide and discover this particular Korean ingredient.
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Classic Italian Cocktails You Should Try
Negroni, Spritz, Americano... Ever heard of these classic Italian cocktails? Find out the authentic recipes of the most iconic Italian alcoholic drinks.
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What is Hop Water and How is it Made?
Hopped sparkling water is now used in breweries and cocktails. Discover how is it made and all the information about this trending drink.
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Leftover Bananas Recipes: 20 Ways to Use Leftover Ripe Bananas
Searching for recipes to use up ripe and overripe leftover bananas? Find out our selection of the best recipes and avoid food waste.
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Best Wines to Pair with Salmon
What do you drink with grilled or smoked salmon? Discover our guide and find out the best wine pairing for every recipe with salmon.
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No-Waste and Leftovers Cookbooks: The Best Books to Reduce Food Waste
Trying to reduce food waste in your kitchen? Discover Fine Dining Lovers' selection of the best zero-waste and leftovers cooking books!.
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What Are the Five Basic Taste Sensations?
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25 Vegan Air Fryer Recipes You Must Try
What are the best vegan foods to cook in an air fryer? Discover our selection of tasty plant-based recipes for air fryer.
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What is Aleppo Pepper and How Does it Taste?
What is Aleppo-style pepper? What does it taste like? Find out everything you always wanted to know about this Turkish spice.
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Picnic Ideas: Food List and Recipes for your Picnic Basket
Searching for easy and tasty recipe ideas and foods for your picnic basket? Read Fine Dining Lovers' ultimate guide.
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Fresh Fruit Platter Recipes Ideas
What fruits are good for a fruit platter? How do you make a fruit platter look nice? Find wonderful ideas to prepare your own fruit tray.
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Homemade Pea Milk
It’s quite simple to make pea milk at home. This step-by-step recipe will show you how to make basic unsweetened pea milk.
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What is Multiple Cropping?
Multiple cropping means growing two or more crop species on the same piece of land, in other words, a polyculture. Find out more.
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Oyster Omelette - An East Asian Street Food Treat
Try our simple, step-by-step oyster omelette recipe. This recipe makes four servings. You can also sub the sweet potato flour for tapioca flour. See how it's done.
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How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg
Wondering how to make hard boiled eggs easy to peel? Read our ultimate guide and find out the best methods to peel hard boiled eggs.
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What’s the Difference Between Bleached and Unbleached Flour?
What is the difference between bleached and unbleched flour? Is unbleached flour good for baking? Discover more on Fine Dining Lovers.
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What Are Oyster Mushrooms?
How do you eat oyster mushrooms? What do oyster mushrooms taste like? Discover everything you wanted to know about Pleurotus Ostreatus.
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What is Bubble Tea (or Boba Tea)? Everything You Need to Know
What is Japanese bubble tea? What is boba tea made of? Find answers to all your questions on bubble or 'boba' tea.
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How to Grill the Perfect Burger
Searching for tips and tricks to grill the best hamburgers? Read our ultimate guide and learn how to grill like a pro.
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How to Grill the Perfect New York Strip Steak
Learn how to grill a perfect New York strip steak. It’s not difficult to cook a New York strip steak at home. All you need is a decent grill, a high heat, a little seasoning, and some good steak-searing techniques.
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5 Absinthe Cocktails You Need to Try
Here are our top five classic absinthe cocktail recipes you need to know. Absinthe is now back in great form, giving reason to discover these 5 famous absinthe cocktails.
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Tacos al Pastor: An Easy Step-by-Step Recipe
Tacos Al Pastor are tacos with thinly-sliced pieces of marinated pork. Our easy seven step recipe will show you how to make tacos al pastor with a pan.
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How to Make the Perfect White Chocolate Ganache
White Chocolate Ganache is a smooth combination of white chocolate and dairy that makes a fantastic filling or topping for macarons, cookies and cakes. Click here for our perfect recipe.
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Sweet, Sour and Summery: Pickled Red Onions with a Difference
When you follow these eight easy steps, you can learn how to make pickled red onions using only six easy ingredients.
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Are White Chocolate Macadamia Nuts the Killer Cookies?
White chocolate and macadamia nuts are another killer combination. This unmissable recipe makes big, chewy cookies with a moist, gooey centre, stuffed with macadamia nuts and creamy white chocolate.
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How to Make Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza
Our quick and easy cast-iron skillet pizza recipe is adaptable and straightforward. If you have a favourite sauce or topping, feel free to sub it in to make your very own version of the perfect cast-iron skillet pizza. Take a look.
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Jasmine Rice: Everything You Need to Know
What is the difference between jasmine rice and white rice? What is jasmine rice best used for? Find answers to all your questions on Jasmine rice here.
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From Foil to Silicone: The Best Alternatives to Parchment Paper
What can you use instead of parchment paper? Discover the best alternatives when you don't have baking paper at home.
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What is Sumac and How to Use It?
What is sumac? What does sumac taste like? Here is the ultimate guide to this exotic spice, its benefits and uses, for your recipes.
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Top Iconic American Foods to Try
What are the 21 most popular American dishes you must try? Read Fine Dining Lovers' ultimate guide and get stuck in.
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From Snickerdoodles to Whippersnaps: Homemade Cookies for Mother's Day
Looking for homemade cookies recipes to celebrate with your mom for Mother's Day? Here is Fine Dining Lovers' selection of sugary decorated biscuits.
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33 Quick and Easy Recipes with Tofu
Looking for unexpected, tasty recipes to cook tofu? Here is Fine Dining Lovers' ultimate guide to the easiest vegetarian tofu recipes you should try.
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What to do with Leftover Chicken?
What to do with leftover chicken? Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide and try our 25 easy recipes so you don't have to throw out cooked chicken.
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How to Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors
Discover Fine Dining Lovers' tips and tricks to ripen green tomatoes off the vide. Here are four ultra-easy ways to have your tomatoes ripe and ready.
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Discover Jícama: Mexico's Über Tuber
A Mexican tuberous root, jicama can be used in your diet. Discover its nutrition benefits and a selection of recipes to prepare with the Mexican turnip here.
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Mexican Desserts to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration commemorating the Mexican victory over the French Empire. Discover our Mexican-inspired dessert recipes for May the fifth.
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What’s the Difference Between a Hoagie, a Sub and a Grinder?
What is the difference between a hoagie a sub and a grinder? Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide and discover the hoagie-sub map.
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Less Oil, No Toil: The Best Air Fryer Recipe Ideas
Here's a selection of our best air fryer recipe ideas. Discover the best ways to cook with an air fryer on Fine Dining Lovers.
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Lebanese Dishes You Must Try, from Hummus to Kanafa
Discover our selection of traditional Lebanese delicacies you must try. Here's a list of typical dishes among the most popular Lebanese foods.
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30 Breakfast Prep Ideas: Healthy and Easy Recipes
Breakfast meal prep ideas and recipes that you'll love. Read Fine Dining Lovers' guide to healthy and quick meal prep for breakfast.
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How to Boil Eggs Perfectly: The Ultimate Guide
How do you boil the perfect egg? How to make the perfect hard and soft boiled egg? Read Fine Dining Lovers ultimate guide!