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More than a Trend: Bring Birria to Your Own Kitchen

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve surely seen photos of crispy, griddled birria tacos. Just the sight of them stops any foodie in their tracks. Melted cheese, golden brown and lacy around the edges. Tender meat, rich from hours stewed in chiles and tomatoes. And, of course, […]

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Celebrate your Valentines with a Classic Italian Dish

Love comes in many forms, and on Valentine’s Day, we have a habit of focusing on that butterfly-inducing, rom-com style of young love. The beautiful reality for most of us, though, is that we share love with lots of people in our lives, and Valentine’s Day is a celebration of […]

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Win The Big Game with a Super Chili Spread

Are you ready for some chili? We aren’t quite sure how chili and football became forever linked, but we know we like it. And while a hot bowl of chili is perfect for any old Sunday, we think the Big Game calls for a super chili spread! This year, don’t […]

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Enjoy These Recipes with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI* is exceptional and distinct, owing to the long traditions of its production and the quality of ingredients. Because of that, rather than despite it, this high-quality ingredient has a place in any kitchen for use on dish. Don’t save your bottle for a special occasion–make […]

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Diabetes-Friendly Cooking

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace healthy cooking for healthy lives, whatever that may mean for you. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward dinners, or simply […]

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Plant-Forward Cooking

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace healthy cooking for healthy lives, whatever that may mean for you. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward dinners, or simply […]

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Heart-Healthy Cooking

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace healthy cooking for healthy lives, whatever that may mean for you. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward dinners, or simply […]

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Reignite the Creative Spark in the Kitchen

As a food editor, recipe developer, and food stylist, the most frequent question I’m asked is: “So, do you cook at home, too?” And, well, as a human, the answer is yes—I eat and feed others on a daily basis in both my personal and professional lives. And while I […]

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Traditional New Year’s Eve Oysters

Across much of the world, oysters are an iconic New Year food tradition, but especially in France, where pop-up oyster stalls emerge throughout Paris to supply the city with this holiday staple. Few foods are as polarizing as oysters. Diners either passionately endorse the intake of these bivalves or are […]

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Holiday Care Packages

The holidays look a little different this year, but luckily, an interruption in tradition doesn’t have to mean an absence of celebration! You may not be able to join together with your loved ones in person, but with just a little planning, you can craft a curated care package to […]

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Thanksgiving FAQ

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we wanted to know what sorts of questions you encounter this holiday season. We asked, and boy, did you answer! We talked turkey, stuffing, special diets, and everything in between. Turkey Janine P. asks: Because I only have one oven, I have to find different […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether your table is filled with family recipes or new and modern takes, here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Appetizers Grissini Cheese and Potato Cigars Deviled Eggs Spanish Potato Omelet  Chicken Liver Pâté with Apples and Cognac Side Dishes Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad with Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette […]