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Tex-Mex and Mexican. The terms, often used interchangeably, are used to refer to the cuisine of tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, etc. While many may argue that Tex-Mex is just an inauthentic attempt at traditional Mexican food, there is just as much tradition and culture to Tex-Mex as there is Mexican food. The stereotype that Tex-Mex is wannabe Mexican food is not only offensive to the traditions and years of cooking in Texas, but also extremely ignorant to group Texan food and history with Mexico’s.

Europeans arrived in modern-day Texas in the early 1500s, where Native Americans had lived for thousands of…


This is your sign to have a Dip Night with your friends.

Dip Night is a trend that became popular among TikTok users where friends each bring a different type of dip to their get-together. Dips range from sweet to savory and add a fun way to try all your favorite foods in dip form.

Need some ideas for which dip to bring? We’ve got you covered.

18 Recipes for your Dip Night

  1. Spinach Artichoke Dip

2. Buffalo Chicken Dip


Michelin star restaurant owner, Sonny Solomon

Hanging out with Sonny Solomon always reminds me to appreciate the beauty in life and not take myself too seriously. See the best in people, do what makes you happy, and eat good food. These are the lessons I’ve taken away from getting to know this Punjab-born, New York restauranteur.

Sonny arrived in New York City twenty some years ago and began his career waiting tables at restaurants like Mercer Kitchen and Spice Market (by Jean-Georges Vongerichten) and Town (by Geoffrey Zakarian). Working at these high end restaurants alongside some of the best chefs in the world is how he…


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For a cook, sharing recipes, ideas, and inspiration is definitely well-suited to a video format. However, these opportunities are not often extended equally to everyone. Discrimination in the cooking industry, especially where TV and video are involved, has stifled the creativity of diverse contributors since the field’s inception. Paula Deen’s lawsuit, Bon Appétit’s scandal, and the controversies surrounding various restaurants are just a couple of the more high-profile incidents. In the following paragraphs, I will enumerate several of these notable incidents that have occurred throughout recent history.


TL;DR: The sacred fan-creator relationship has traditionally been fostered through personal narratives on recipe blogs. But in 2021, there is a better way.

Let’s talk about the Recipeasly scandal that happened earlier this year.

A seemingly well-to-do tech guy announced he and a couple of buddies launched a “fix” for the dreaded accoutrements that come with free recipes: narratives and display ads on food blogs.

This *personal* announcement from Redman was met with severe backlash from creators and acute commentators everywhere:

I’ve read countless articles and opinion pieces commenting on this issue, and can sum…

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