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As American as apple pie? How about: As British as pork pie?

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American pie is a sweet tradition -- apple, pumpkin, chocolate. But in Britain, pie is baked up savory -- pork, duck, chicken, pigeon, sausage, pork.

And how. Meat pie is packed right to the ridges -- no slick sauce or crisp carrot distraction. Heated, plunked on a pool of mashed potatoes and doused with mushy peas -- that's a meal that means ...Read more

Test Kitchen recipe: Trader Joe's bagel seasoning amps up easy chicken sausage appetizer

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Our favorite new appetizer recipe is one that relies on puff pastry, chicken sausage and Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. Check it out.

CHICKEN SAUSAGE IN PUFF PASTRY AND BAGEL SEASONING

Makes: about 24 / Prep time: 20 minutes / Total time: 1 hour

This recipe uses Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. The seasoning,...Read more

What wine goes with what cheese? Stop searching for perfect match, just pick easy-drinking bottles

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I ruined all my future potential for joy that first time I tasted Roquefort with Canadian ice wine.

I was on a trip with a then-partner in his home region of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a wine-growing area just outside of Toronto, enjoying some time among the vines. I was a novice, with zero knowledge of wine fundamentals, so the tasting room ...Read more

United Airlines introduces cookbook for its airline food. Yes, really.

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Turns out airline food doesn't have to come in a snack-sized bag and doesn't have to stay on the plane.

Now folks can recreate some business-class meals with the new United "Polaris" cookbook, The Daily Meal reports.

But this isn't the peanuts and pretzels served in coach -- United Airlines shared an image of the cookbook featuring a recipe ...Read more

Yes, Miller Lite is better than Bud Light, but not because of 'more taste' — it's because of less taste

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Miller Lite is officially allowed to say it has "more taste" than Bud Light.

But it shouldn't.

Yes, Miller Lite is the superior mass-marketed light beer. But it's not because it has more taste. It's because it has less taste.

Let me explain.

The question of "more taste" in light beer -- already an oxymoron of sorts -- garnered attention with...Read more

What food and drink trends are expected in 2019? You may be surprised

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It's that time of year, when the tea leaves, crystal balls, Tarot cards and other psychic tools come out, and the predictions are made.

They are to be consumed with a giant flake of Maldon sea salt. Still, while wishful thinking seems to be the foundation for many prognostications from the food-and-drink universe, some are rooted in observation...Read more

Pulse Drinking: A budget-friendly tempranillo to start the new year

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The holiday season has passed us once again. The inevitable credit card bills are on their way. That doesn't mean we have to stop drinking good wine. If you can find a few bucks' worth of loose change underneath your car seat, I can recommend a killer bottle of Spanish tempranillo.

At $7.99, the 2016 Protocolo red is my choice for Value Wine of...Read more

Making the most of your muffin tin

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Sometimes, you just don't want to bother with pots and pans.

Sometimes, you want small portions, like tapas. Sometimes, you just want a change.

It is for all of these times that muffin tins were made. Sure, you can use them to make muffins or cupcakes or, best of all, Yorkshire pudding. But an actual trend these days is to use them to make ...Read more

Best Bites: Sweet Chili & Sour Cream Kettle Cooked Chips

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The world of potato chips is where all of the flavor innovation is these days. Culinaria -- and therefore Schnucks -- has a wonderful entry into the field. Sweet Chili & Sour Cream Kettle Cooked Chips are not too spicy, not too sweet and deliciously crunchy. They are absolutely addictive.

Size: 8 ounces

Price: $1.69 (on sale)

Available: ...Read more

Daniel Neman: From kelp to regional flavors: Experts predict the food trends of 2019

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No. No. A thousand times, no.

I am speaking, of course, about a food trend for 2019 that has been predicted by more than one culinary prognosticator. I am speaking, of course, about kelp.

"Kelp, kelp and more kelp," said Marc Murphy, a New York-based chef, cookbook author and judge on the cooking-competition show "Chopped."

"It's a ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Fiber talk

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Environmental Nutrition

Most people know that fiber is important, but do they really know what it is and why? Fiber is the non-digestible carbohydrate portion of food. The digestive system breaks down other carbohydrates, protein and fat for energy and growth, but it is unable to digest fiber...Read more

Seriously Simple: A healthy start

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Now that it's the new year, I know I am ready for a time-out in the potato, bread, pasta and desserts categories. I love to create luscious holiday fare, and I throw caution to the wind when it comes to butter, oil, cream of any sort, sugar and anything that resembles cookies or cakes. I relish the challenge of recreating dishes I adore and make...Read more

EatingWell: Fiesta in a bowl

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This savory chicken vegetable soup seems even richer with the smoky flavor from roasted poblano peppers and garlic. Serve with tortilla chips.

Southwestern Vegetable & Chicken Soup

Serves 8

Active Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

2 medium poblano peppers

2 teaspoons canola oil

12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed, cut ...Read more

Work with what you've got, and you'll create a tasty new recipe

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I tried to make Singapore noodles one night, only to realize, I had no rice noodles in the house. And, yes, I could have ventured out to get some; but I at times can be lazy. So out went the noodles, and in came rice! The substitution worked perfectly.

Stir-frying is easy, if you head to ...Read more

The Kitchn: Something savory to start the day off right

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I have told you that brunch is my favorite meal of the day, and winter is perhaps the high point for brunch. But while I am looking forward to these sleepy morning meals, I have to admit that many brunch recipes are too sweet for me. If a sweet monkey bread with a gooey glaze showed up, it ...Read more

The Kitchn: Skillet version of shepherd's pie cooks up quick

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You likely know shepherd's pie as a homey, comforting casserole -- one that combines a flavorful stew of ground beef, peas, carrots (and sometimes corn) with mountains of creamy mashed potatoes. This skillet version has all those classic components, but takes less than an hour to make and ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Food facts and myths

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Environmental Nutrition

I'm sure you've read something like this: "Eat this food, not that food ... more of this, less of that ... eat your food in this particular order, at this time of day and on this day of the week ..." It's a confusing and exhausting set of mixed messages. All the ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Lighten up with toasted granola in the new year

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Granola came into vogue during the health-food movement of the '60s, quietly retreated, and in the past few years has become popular again.

Today you will find upscale bakeries and restaurants that sell personalized versions of granola, each with their own mix of nuts, fruits and grains. They are often pricey and, frankly, not as good as making...Read more

EatingWell: Enjoy a healthy dose of comfort food

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This healthy baked ziti recipe doesn't require any chopping and is made on the stovetop, so it is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Using whole-wheat pasta adds fiber; opt for penne if whole-wheat ziti is hard to find.

Sausage & Peppers Baked Ziti

Serves 4

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

8 ounces whole-wheat penne or ziti ...Read more

Souped up: This easy, breezy dish won't disappoint

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karyosmond.com

I love this soup year-round. It's hearty and tasty, easy to make, and goes so well with avocado toast! It's loaded with chunky vegetables, stewed until tender, and finished with lime and cilantro to freshen it up. Once you have the spices in your cupboard, it's a low-cost, plant-based meal...Read more

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