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Foods You’ve Never Seen in Their Natural State

Chickpeas don't actually sprout and grow in aluminum cans—who knew? Similarly, wasabi doesn't grow in the paste form that you see at sushi restaurants. Trader Joe's has eliminated the need for …

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Rick Ross to Haters: “Go Eat a Cheeseburger”

Rick Ross—who will go down in history as the rapper that helped popularize the pear—did an interview with VF.com about his vision for Hood Billionaire, his second album in eight…

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U.S. Pigs Are Too Fat to Be Your Holiday Ham This Year

This year, some grocers are giving away turkey if customers buy ham, because the price of ham has doubled since last year. Eating ham has never been more expensive than this year, partly because…

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Shoutout to Rick Ross for Helping the Pear Market Boom

Rapper Rick Ross and his #shoutouttoallthepear catchphrase got the pear industry booming. In May, an inebriated and shirtless Ross told Tim Westwood how he dropped a few lbs: He exercises,…

Home-Style Lamb Shawarma. There may seem like there’s a lot of spice in this dish, but with a dollop of yogurt, it becomes a perfectly balanced, delectable sandwich. Get the recipe.

10 Essential Middle Eastern Recipes

If your only familiarity with Middle Eastern food is running your finger through a container of Sabra hummus, it’s time to expand your horizons. The region boasts a diverse array of cuisine…

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Ridiculous Mashup Foods of the Week

We’re living in an age of mashup-food mania, a time in which a new frankenfood unveils itself everyday. To help you keep up with all the new hypebeast snacks on the scene, we’ll be doing a weekly …