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Mediterranean Cuisine

What Makes it Mediterranean? These 5 Major Ingredients

Popular in the US for decades because of a winning combination of healthy benefits and delicious flavors, Mediterranean cuisine keeps winning fans.  With an emphasis on fresh vegetables, lean meats like fish and the good healthy fats found in olive oil and legumes, it’s no wonder that people are exploring these ingredients more. But what makes it Mediterranean, exactly?

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Mezcal vs. Tequila: What You Need to Know

Tequila has been a staple on cocktail menus across the country for years, but its smoky flavored relative — mezcal — is reaching new heights of popularity. Made from largely the same ingredients as tequila, mezcal is beginning to catch up as an essential ingredient in Mexican cocktails. Knowing the basic differences between mezcal and tequila will help you select, drink and enjoy each Mexican distilled beverage like a pro.

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How to Eat During Passover: 5 Things to Know

Passover has arrived, and so have all the foods that come with it! The annual holiday, which commemorates the liberation of the Jews from slavery, begins with a Passover seder and lasts for eight days thereafter. During this time, there are a lot of traditional dishes that people enjoy and a few that are forbidden. Read on for all the food ins and outs you should know.

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10 Italian Food Words You Need to Know

What’s the difference between marinara and pomodoro sauce? How about ricotta and mascarpone? Aren’t ice cream and gelato the same thing? These are just a few of the questions we’ve asked ourselves when trying to decide what to eat off a trattoria menu. Avoid confusion and impress your dinner crew with this cheat sheet for ordering in Italian, and buon appetito!