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What’s the Difference Between Heirloom, Beefsteak, Plum, Grape, and Cherry Tomatoes?

We’re in the season of Peak Tomato, and the tomato sandwiches and capreses and just-barely-cooked sauces await. But let’s first take a slight detour from our guiding question to ask another one: W read more

We’re in the season of Peak Tomato, and the tomato sandwiches and capreses and just-barely-cooked sauces awa read more

What’s the Difference Between Pickling, Brining, Marinating, and Curing?

Before there were CBD seltzers and cauliflower pizza crusts and tie-dye frappuccinos and zoodles, and even before things like refrigerators and chest freezers and even ice boxes, humans had to eat. An read more

Before there were CBD seltzers and cauliflower pizza crusts and tie-dye frappuccinos and zoodles, and even bef read more

What’s the Difference Between Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised, and Organic Eggs?

Unless you have a chicken coop in your backyard, or the access to and budget for farm-fresh eggs every day, you’re probably spending some time in the supermarket egg aisle. And if you’re spending read more

Unless you have a chicken coop in your backyard, or the access to and budget for farm-fresh eggs every day, yo read more

What’s the Difference Between Grilling and Barbecuing?

Throwing a barbecue this holiday weekend? Heatin’ up the grill, throwin’ on some steaks, charrin’ up a couple burgers and ’dogs? Sounds awesome, but are you really barbecuing? Or are you gril read more

Throwing a barbecue this holiday weekend? Heatin’ up the grill, throwin’ on some steaks, charrin’ up a c read more

What’s the Difference Between Penne, Ziti, and Rigatoni?

It’s been almost a year and a half of What’s the Difference-ing, and we have yet to delve into the vast, varied world of pasta shapes. So why, you may ask, would we start with ones that are so… read more

It’s been almost a year and a half of What’s the Difference-ing, and we have yet to delve into the vast, read more

What’s the Difference Between Crudo, Sashimi, Tartare, and Carpaccio?

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, which means it’s essentially summer: the season of hot dogs and milkshakes and curly fries and all the crumbles and cobblers and pandowdies you can get your read more

Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, which means it’s essentially summer: the season of hot dogs and milk read more

What’s the Difference Between a Cook and a Chef?

Suppose you fancy yourself a culinary genius. You slice and dice and sauté and roast your way to sensual bliss each evening, concocting unforgettable feasts out of the sheer force of your creative pr read more

Suppose you fancy yourself a culinary genius. You slice and dice and sauté and roast your way to sensual blis read more

What’s the Difference Between Sea Salt, Kosher Salt, and Table Salt?

Salt, as we learn in high school, is just NaCl: a compound made from numbers 11 and 17 on the periodic table, a material so simple that it’s treated as the most basic example of how chemistry works. read more

Salt, as we learn in high school, is just NaCl: a compound made from numbers 11 and 17 on the periodic table, read more

What’s the Difference Between Soy Sauce, Shoyu, and Tamari?

One of the goals of What’s the Difference—besides pure delight, and being correct—is to make everyone’s worldviews a little bit bigger. So whether you’re the type of person whose pantry loo read more

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