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5 Mexico City Street Foods You Need to Eat (& Where to Eat Them) — Bite-Sized Guide: Mexico City

Over the past year, I've taken three trips to Mexico's vibrant, chaotic capital city. My reasons for such frequent peregrinations can basically be boiled down to one ultra-compelling factor: the food. Compared to Mexican cuisine made here in the states, the food in Mexico is fresher; the ingredients more local; and the skilled cooks who prepare the tacos, tortas, and everything else are veritable masters of their art, often boasting years or even decades of experience making their one signature dish.


A Guide to Pronouncing These 7 Brazilian Foods — Bossa Nova Kitchen

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Unlike, say, French, Italian, or even Mexican food, Brazilian food is a little more uncharted for many. You may simply think steak when you hear Brazil, but the country has a whole lot more going for it from a culinary standpoint. So before you begin your next culinary adventure, get acquainted with the pronunciation of some of Brazil's most beloved dishes.


10 Commandments of Smuggling Food into the Movie Theater — Summer Blockbusters

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Let's be honest — the vast majority of theaters are slinging the same sad pretzels, stale nachos, and dry chicken fingers. And while we'll always have a soft spot for faux-flavored popcorn and movie-theater candy, sometimes it's just easier, cheaper, and healthier to bring your own food to the movie theater.

This is obviously against theater policy, but we're all for smuggling in your own food — so long as you follow these rules. Abide by them and no one will throw popcorn at you.


8 Foods That Are Always Better at a Diner — Take the Back Roads

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Of all the restaurants in my neighborhood, the one you'll find me at most often is the diner two block from my apartment. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a good diner. There are some foods that are simply better there than anywhere else — especially these eight foods.


I Ate Nothing but Mug Meals for a Day and Lived to Tell the Tale — Go It Alone

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Mug food, or rather, food made in a mug, is loosely defined around the interwebs as ingredients microwaved in a mug that give you a perfect-sized portion all in a cute little cup. So when your editor asks you to eat nothing but mug cakes for a day, you first question what sort of world we live in where this is "a thing," and then squeal with excitement and run to the pantry for all the mugs you can possibly unearth.

Challenge accepted! After all, is there anyone out there who doesn't like cute, small food?


5 Ways Living in France Has Shaped My Food Values — Chez Soi: At Home Like the French

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I've spent the last decade living and working in France. Aside from learning how to be fashionably late and to take pleasure in friendly debate, being an expat has greatly informed my habits and values. The most notable impact has been on my relationship with and approach to food (for which I am extremely grateful).

Here are five ways living in France has shaped my culinary values.


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