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Chocolate is undoubtedly one of the sweetest, most delectable, delightful treats in the world. But what about its “darker” side? It isn’t really fair to say that dark chocolate “tastes bad.” On the contrary, as we’ll see, given the right conditions, dark chocolate can be downright delicious, a truly subtle delicacy that’s supremely underrated. That said, those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth might be a bit disappointed by the fact that dark chocolate is…

From Brooklyn delis to Bethnal Green eateries in North London to biergartens all over Berlin, bagels are beloved the world over. Whether you enjoy it with lox, butter, or jam, or with cheese, raisins, or sesame seeds baked right into the crust, a well-toasted bagel is the perfect breakfast food and café treat. Of course, first you have to toast it. This is easy enough if you have a toaster, but what if you don’t,…

Few foods have had a more prominent place in kitchens and cultures across the globe than grapes. Mediterranean and Middle Eastern art from Ancient Greece to the Islamic Golden Age to the Renaissance Masters are replete with ripe inviting grapes of all kinds and colors. That isn’t even counting grapes’ happy Bacchanalian byproduct, wine, bottled and beloved from Bordeaux to Melbourne to Monterey Bay and beyond. But what about when grapes go bad or are…

If someone were to ask you what the most popular type of vegetable people enjoy eating is, there’s a good chance that one of the answers you would get would be the potato. The potato is easily one of the most versatile vegetables out there, being used in everything from a flour alternative to desserts. With as many different ways as there are to enjoy the potato, you can believe that there are also plenty…

There are some vegetables that seem to be included in just about every hearty meal or recipe out there. Of course, this also means that there are plenty of vegetables that are not often thought of or heavily disliked by a large number of people. Some vegetables, while not being very well liked, contain more than enough nutrients that people will try and find ways of stomaching the food so that they can get what…

Out of the world of desserts, there are some treats that are simply classics. For instance, when you plan on going camping, most people would want to bring graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows so that you can make s’mores while you sit by the fire. Other treats that are famous include pies during the holiday season and cakes for birthday celebrations. Additionally, there are also some foods that most people never really think of having…

There are some vegetables that seem to have a large variety of uses compared to others. For instance, some vegetables are only used for one or two dishes, and aside from that, seem to be rarely used in anything. Other vegetables seem to be used in countless recipes, acting as the main ingredient, substitute ingredients, and just about any other role that you can think of. When working with these versatile vegetables, you may be…

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