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The Different Mexican Moles

The Different Mexican Moles

Moles are important in Mexican culture. There is even a phrase “ir a un mole” that means “to go where there is mole” and comes from the Mexican tradition of families using moles at big events. This phrase is often said as an indication that someone ...

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The History of the Mortar and Pestle

The History of the Mortar and Pestle

Traditionally the mortar and pestle were used in both food and medical applications, for grinding grain, spices, or medicines. Today, many people use a mortar and pestle in their home for grinding spices. There is careful consideration for what kind...

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Why You Should Be Eating More Plantains

Why You Should Be Eating More Plantains

Closely related to bananas and frequently mistaken for the sweeter fruit, plantains are a starchy, versatile cooking ingredient with no specific growing season that provides 25% of food energy to millions of people. Since they are able to grow year-round...

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The Best Way to Grill Chicken

The Best Way to Grill Chicken

Summer afternoons, warm and sunny, are best spent outside with the grill fired up. You usually can’t go wrong with the classic burgers and hot dogs, but if you or someone you’re cooking for wants something a little healthier, you can throw on a boneless...

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