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spicy food

23 Dishes That Are So Hot Right Now

Ever since Sriracha exploded a few years ago, the amount of spicy food on any given restaurant menu has reached new heights. Changing consumer tastes and changing demographics have called for more fiery foods and restaurants are spicing up their offerings. Think about it — when was the last time you were in a restaurant that didn’t have hot sauce on hand?

what is poke

Poke, Ceviche and Crudo: Your Guide to Raw Fish Dishes

If you’ve dined out recently, you’ve probably noticed the increasing appearance of raw fish on restaurant menus. Many chefs have discovered that a number of fish and shellfish don’t need to be heated prior to serving and that they are incredibly tasty served au naturel — uncooked and with just a few simple ingredients. While ceviche and crudo have been leading the raw movement, the Hawaiian dish “poke” (pronounced POH-kay) has recently graduated to trend-of-the-moment status, delighting diners from sea to shining sea. If you’re wondering, “What is poke?” you’re not alone. These raw seafood dishes originate from different regions, but …

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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15 Sausage Dishes to Take You Around the World

A popular ingredient in dishes of all seasons and from all parts of the world, sausage is an incredibly versatile food. It complements a wide range of seasonings and ingredients, displaying unique flavors that pair well with many global cuisines. But with so many different types of sausage out there, how do you choose? Get to know the most popular types of sausage across regions so you can be the most knowledgeable one at the table, no matter what you’re eating.