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What’s the Difference Between Corned Beef and Pastrami?

Here at What’s the Difference HQ, we’ve already covered the distinction between deli and appetizing and the intricacies of the appetizing case. But the deli counter has its own pressing questio read more

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What’s the Difference Between Broccolini, Broccoli Rabe, and Chinese Broccoli?

I know, I know. There are few newsletter topics as sexy as cruciferous vegetables—especially the brethren of the classic eat-your-vegetables vegetable, broccoli. But just how when you grow up, you read more

I know, I know. There are few newsletter topics as sexy as cruciferous vegetables—especially the brethren of read more

What’s the Difference Between Russian and Thousand Island Dressing?

If you’ve frequented a salad bar recently—or returned from a quick jaunt from, say, the 1950s—you may recall a bowl or two of pink, florescent dressing with some chopped-up stuff in it. Maybe yo read more

If you’ve frequented a salad bar recently—or returned from a quick jaunt from, say, the 1950s—you may re read more

What’s the Difference Between Sour Cream and Crème Fraîche?

Happy Hanukkah! We may have been taught that this holiday was about celebrating resistance, courage, victory over oppression, the miracle of the Maccabees’ everlasting oil... but who are we kidding? read more

Happy Hanukkah! We may have been taught that this holiday was about celebrating resistance, courage, victory o read more

What’s the Difference Between Hash Browns and Home Fries?

Remember that whole kingdom/phylum/class/order taxonomy you learned in ninth-grade biology? If you applied that very scientific framework to something like, say, fried potatoes, breakfast potatoes w read more

Remember that whole kingdom/phylum/class/order taxonomy you learned in ninth-grade biology? If you applied tha read more

What’s the Difference Between Cremini, Button, and Portobello Mushrooms?

Let me guess—you almost clicked out of this email. I obviously know the difference, you said to yourself. They are literally different types of mushrooms. I am about to rock your world: THEY ARE read more

Let me guess—you almost clicked out of this email. I obviously know the difference, you said to yourself.  read more

What’s the Difference Between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew?

It’s 2 p.m., which means it’s almost time to momentarily break free from the desk-chains of capitalism to engage in more capitalism by purchasing an overpriced caffeinated beverage to help you pra read more

It’s 2 p.m., which means it’s almost time to momentarily break free from the desk-chains of capitalism to read more

What’s the Difference Between Mozzarella, Burrata, and Straciatella?

It's the tail-end of tomato season, and, like the rest of us, you're looking for ways to help your private chef jazz up the Sunday-evening caprese. My tip: make like Pat Sajak and buy a couple extra v read more

It's the tail-end of tomato season, and, like the rest of us, you're looking for ways to help your private che read more

What’s the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs?

When we’re pawing into a rack of ribs, it’s easy to think of them as being disembodied from the pigs themselves, perfectly butchered and portioned somewhere outside of our consciousness and simply read more

When we’re pawing into a rack of ribs, it’s easy to think of them as being disembodied from the pigs thems read more

What’s the Difference Between an Egg Roll, Spring Roll, and Summer Roll?

We’re all familiar with the delights of a hand-held, deep-fried, cylindrical packet of meat and vegetables, primed for dipping into cold duck sauce or hot mustard and subsequently burning our mouths read more

We’re all familiar with the delights of a hand-held, deep-fried, cylindrical packet of meat and vegetables, read more