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    A beloved staple with a sweet twist: sweet potato fries | Food/Recipes

    Sweet potatoes are a beloved side dish come the holiday season, as they make for the perfect complement to turkey and roasts. Despite the popularity of sweet potatoes, some misconceptions about them have prevailed. The terms “sweet potato” and “yam” often are used interchangeably, but they actually are two different plants. Sweet potatoes, according to the cooking resource Epicurious, are in the morning glory family. Yams are related to palms and grasses. Yams are native to Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. Sweet potatoes are grown primarily in the United States, although they were likely brought from Central  

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    Dinner staple Aussies are ditching in droves due to COVID

      More Aussies than ever before are consuming a vegan or vegetarian diet since the outbreak of COVID-19, prompting the sales of plant-based products to skyrocket. Whether people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint or are feeling more adventurous in the kitchen, there has undeniably been a massive swing towards vegetarianism and veganism in 2020. A recent study conducted by culinary website Chef’s Pencil found Australia is now the second-most popular nation in the world for vegans, only behind the UK. Big name celebrities are leading the trend, with many Hollywood A-listers vocal about their vegan lifestyles. Zac Efron, Lizzo,  

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    Costco Is Upgrading This Beloved Food Court Staple

    There are lots of iconic Costco traditions. From free samples, bulk options, and half-sheet cakes (RIP), it’s safe to say a membership gets you a ton of amenities. One of the most prized is the food court. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! menu at costco featuring acai bowl and churros Although it was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is now open again and selling all your favorite snack favorites at their iconically low prices. And one item recently got a makeover after disappearing from the menu. Costco churros are back — but with  

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    Eggplant: Recipes and tips for how to store and prep this summer staple

    Mere moments into our conversation, chef and restaurateur Adrian Lipscombe perfectly sums up eggplant’s reputation: “It’s a really unique plant. Either you love it, or you hate it.” Count me among the lovers, though I did have to grow into it. Because it can be tricky to cook perfectly, people may find it intimidating, says Lipscombe, a Wisconsin resident who recently launched the 40 Acres & A Mule Project to help Black farmers buy agricultural land. But there’s no reason to be afraid of this versatile fruit (yes, it is fruit). Here are your keys to success. Picking. In “The  

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