We’re just going to come right out and say it: when a hot dog is advertised as being made with a natural casing, that means animal intestines.It shouldn’t be news to anyone that hot dogs are encased in animal intestines, but it’s rare that you’ll actually see the...
Once you know how to make a great burger patty and cook it to perfection (which isn’t as easy as it would seem), you have the foundation for a delicious burger. But what really makes a burger special is what you put on it.We have 15 ideas for...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64fqBVKT73A&w=560&h=315]Americans eat 20 billion hot dogs a year, but 43 percent of us are too scared to find out what’s in them.Just in time for grilling season, a new survey by meat giant Hormel’s Applegate division reveals our hot dog fears. The poll of more than 1,000...
Vanilla, though so commonly used in the United States that we consume an estimated 638 million vanilla beans each year, remains extraordinarily expensive.In 2017, prices reached an all-time high of $600 for a kilogram of beans; these days, it’s closer to $500 per kilogram with a single bean...
Regardless of whether you love to bake, you’ve probably tried your hand at a cake or two, or at least a batch of cookies or brownies. And if you read the recipe closely (a must!), you likely noticed that it called for your butter to be at a...
When it comes to baking, better tools really do produce better results (hello, KitchenAid stand mixer). This rings especially true for professional bakers and pastry chefs, who after years of honing their craft have found the very best tools for just about every step of the process. We...
It wasn’t too long ago that if you wanted to shop for a hot dog, your options were limited to brands like Nathan’s, Hebrew National and Oscar Mayer. And because America has great taste, those brands are still around! But swing by any grocery store and prepare to...
There’s something to be said about the convenience of a boxed cake mix. Its dump-and-stir process is appealing to anyone ― amateur bakers, skilled professionals in a rush or anyone in between. While there’s no shame in getting a little help from Betty Crocker sometimes, we don’t want...
Many coffee shops have started offering biodegradable straws, which is an impactful step, but they pretty much disintegrate in an iced coffee within a few moments. Many of us could choose to just go without a straw, but sometimes it’s a necessary part of the experience ― including...
Thanks to the legalization of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, in all 50 states, edibles have taken on new meaning. CBD products have been finding their way onto menus at bars and eateries across the country, but many health departments have recently been cracking down and banning their...