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10 Things That Might Surprise You About The Wild World Of Heritage Pork

The 'other white meat' this certainly ain't
Dec 11, 2014 11:00 am

First of all, to clear the air about what exactly heritage pork is, it's the meat from a distinct breed of pig — whose presence can be traced back to the time before industrial farming. Meaning, these pigs were the original "free range" back in the time when all animals were. Some heritage breeds have become rare and even close to extinction, so over the years there has been a push to bring them back. And as for the flavor, the most appetizing aspect of these animals? In a world where all pork products taste similar, heritage pigs rise above the rest. Here are some facts to know.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Heirloom Corn

Taste the rainbow with these storied kernels
Dec 9, 2014 10:00 am

Next time you pick up an ear of corn, skip over the usual yellow cobs and go for the variously colored heirloom kind instead. Not only do they offer distinct flavors that are different from your usual run-of-the-mill kernels, but these varietals come with a rich history on both American continents. Read on to learn all about heirloom corn.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Oysters

Remember the 3 A's: aphrodisiac, absinthe, America
Nov 26, 2014 10:00 am

Oysters. People either love them or hate them, but rarely do oysters garner a simple "meh." Yet, surprisingly there is a lot we don't know about this tasty, slimy and expensive bivalve, save for the idea that you eat them raw, with champagne and that pregnant ladies aren't allowed to join in. To help shed some light, here are 10 facts about these molluscs. 

10 Things You Didn't Know About Carrots

The orange veggie is more complex than you thought
Nov 24, 2014 9:00 am

Whether you are talking about wild or domestic carrots, chances are this is one of your favorite vegetables. Belonging to the species daucus carota, you can find carrots all around the world, as they remain a star vegetable in many cuisines. But, what do you really know about this biannual plant? We delved into its history and biology and found 10 interesting facts that will make you want to eat this vegetable even more.

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These Are The 20 Hottest Art World Hangouts Right Now

Bars, restaurants and hotels fit for the art crowd
Nov 17, 2014 9:00 am

These days, entire festivals are dedicated equal parts to art, music and food. But where are the world’s artsy types heading during their downtime? Artnet recently published its list of the "20 hottest art world hangouts of 2014." The compilation spans 10 countries and is comprised of bars, restaurants, hotels and neighborhoods. Take a look at the full list.

5 New Chicago Craft Beer Bars For Drinking Exceptional Midwest Brew

Better beer is getting easier to find in Chicago
Nov 3, 2014 2:00 pm

Chicago is experiencing quite the local beer boom, with more than 10 new breweries opening doors in 2014 alone. To keep up the pace, beer-focused bars are opening left and right to make sure the citizens of the Windy City are properly acquainted with all the new beers. 

Beyond Sushi: 10 Places To Eat Incredible Japanese Food In New York City

Soba, shumai and matzo ball ramen beckon
Oct 8, 2014 9:00 am

Think about Japanese food in New York City and chances are the first thing that pops in your head is sushi. The fact remains, however, that there’s a lot more to Japanese cuisine than raw fish on rice, and NYC is a prime example of just how diverse the food really is. From freshly made soba noodles to unique cuts of grilled beef to matzo ball ramen, there is a ton of quality Japanese food — both traditional and contemporary, authentic and authentically inauthentic — to be found in the Big Apple. Here are 10 of our favorite places for non-sushi Japanese food in New York City.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kale

You thought you knew everything? Lol. You're wrong.
Oct 1, 2014 8:00 am

Hated by Jim Gaffigan but beloved by Gwyneth, kale is bigger than us all. The leafy green that launched a thousand chips has survived all manner of rumor and ridicule to become a bona fide international phenomenon. Here are 10 things you need to know about the superfood with staying power.

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