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Ever wanted to feast like an emperor? Try purple rice. Legend has it that it was so rare that only the ancient Chinese emperors would get to have it on their menu. But these days, this colorful rice is as easy to get your hands on as it is good for you. In this article, we’ll cover what this rice is, its nutrition, health benefits, and even some fun recipes. What is purple rice? You…

Chocolate is a sweet treat loved by just about everyone. But some people are not so lucky, if you suffer from a chocolate allergy, chances are you can’t enjoy so much as a melted morsel. In this article, we’ll talk about chocolate allergy, its triggers, and how you can deal with it. What is a chocolate allergy? Before we define what a chocolate allergy is, it’s worth knowing what allergies are in general. An allergy…

Here’s the sad thing about sauces: not every sauce goes great with everything. But what if there’s an all-rounder? Long story short, there is. And it is bistro sauce. In this article, we’ll talk about how to make bistro sauce at home, plus some cool history about it. What is bistro sauce? A bit of bistro history—the word “bistro” comes from France (as does a lot of things to do with food). It originally meant…

Think Halloween. Think visits to your grandparents, or your grandparents visiting you. Simpler times, right? Well, simpler times had simpler treats, and this is one of those classics. Remember malt balls? Here’s how to make these not-so-tricky treats at home! What are malt balls? Malt balls are little malt centers covered by a white chocolate shell, with the whole thing dipped in milk chocolate. That’s the original recipe, but it has changed over time. After…

Bananas are a staple in every fruit bowl. And you can’t have a proper meal course without a soup starter. But what if you combine the two? In this article, we’ll talk about how to make banana soup at home, plus some health benefits and more. What is banana soup? Banana soup, as you can guess, is made with bananas as its flagship ingredient. It is creamy and smooth in texture and has a slightly…

Looking to mix a sweet yet oaky cocktail in less time than it takes to clean up afterward? Here’s how you can make the perfect Crown and Coke, plus a few fun ways to play around with the taste. What is Crown and Coke? First and foremost, Crown and Coke is a variation of rum and coke where you replace the rum with Crown Royal whiskey. What’s the difference between rum and whiskey? It’s mostly…

Need a bit of booze that’ll warm you right up? Here’s how to make coffee nudge, plus some nutrition info and cool history! What is a coffee nudge? Coffee nudge is a member of the same family of fiery spirits as Spanish coffee, Kioki coffee, to the point that some dives use the names interchangeably. If you know your way around a bar, you’ll know that coffee nudge is best enjoyed in cold weather—this drink…

We’ve all been made to taste lemons as kids. Our parents must have had a good laugh at our expense. But while the tartness of the lemons must have scarred us for life, here’s a novel way to turn that sharp flavor into a sweet and soft cake. In this article, we’ll go over how to make lemon dream cake at home. How to make lemon dream cake at home There’s a reason why the…

The Spanish have their seafood figured out. “We know you love shrimp and prawns and crabs,” they say. “But what about a whole plate piled high with a mountain of seafood?” The Spanish dish mariscada is just that—an appetizing avalanche of seafood-y goodness. In this article, we’ll be talking about what mariscada is, and a few different ways you can make it at home. What is mariscada? Mariscada was first served to hungry diners in…

Need a quick and simple soup recipe for a camping trip or a cold winter evening? This Hot dog soup recipe should hit the spot. Here’s how to make hot dog soup in the comfort of your home. What is hot dog soup? At a glance, it’s simply a soup with some wieners popped in. But the actual end product of this recipe is a mix of potatoes, green beans, and sausages that’ll fill your…

“What are we having for dinner?” We’ll bet you’ve answered this at least a few times with, “what about Chinese?” If you’ve got a hankering for something oriental, look no further. In this article, we’ll talk about how to make a Chinese dish called moo shu shrimp at home. What does “moo shu” mean? Ever dropped into a Chinese restaurant after a night on the town? Chances are, while you were perusing the menu you…