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Bonito Sushi: A Seasonal Treat 

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Sushi is a dish that I hesitated to try for a long time because it contained raw fish, but then I came to realize that not all sushi is made with raw fish. As I began to broaden my horizons and experience this Japanese treat, I began branching out and trying new types of sushi. One of my favorite types of sushi to eat is bonito sushi

Best Potato Vodka – Top 10 List of the World’s Finest Vodka Brands

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Haters love to hate. When it comes to vodka, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the same ignorant schtick. “It’s all the same,” people will say. “It just tastes like alcohol.” While vodka does bear the taste of strong spirit, there’s a lot of complex, subtle flavors that you can find in a glass (or a martini or a shot) of a fine vodka. With the cheap stuff, you’re missing out on quite a lot. 

Beef Suet: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

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What Is Beef Suet?

In order to define suet, you have to first understand the anatomy of a cow. Different parts of the cow have different types of fat. This includes somewhat hard fats (like the fat you might find on a steak) that might not melt completely at high heat and less solid fats like suet. Suet is specifically found around joints and near kidneys. It’s got a very low melting point, meaning liquid suet doesn’t have to be particularly hot. Instead, it can be as cold as 113 F.

How To Become A Barista: The Fast Track To Success

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A few years ago, almost nobody was asking how to be a barista. Coffee has gone through a very interesting set of changes over the last few years, however. Whether it’s due to the internet, the explosion of Starbucks, or the rise of a new generation is a mystery. No matter what the reason is, there’s no denying that we’ve seen an uptick in highly skilled individuals working at local coffee shops.

Bittersweet Chocolate Substitute: The Delicious Alternative

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There’s chocolate, and then there’s chocolate. While you’re probably familiar with the difference between an expensive hand-crafted bar of dark chocolate and the cheap sweetened chips you snack on while you make cookies, you might not know the difference between all of the kinds of chocolate you use when you bake. Here’s everything you need to know in order to find the perfect bittersweet chocolate substitute.

Best Chef Shoes: Fine Footwear For the Kitchen

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Normally, fashion choices involve a tradeoff between functionality and style. When you’re in a professional kitchen, however, style goes out the window. Nearly all shoes for chefs in the kitchen are ugly, non-slip designs with lots of grip on the bottom and liquid-resistant material that’s easy to clean after spills and mishaps. Many brands make shoes that are specifically designed for use in professional kitchens.