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Food definitions can be tricky things. At what point does a flatbread become a pizza, is cheesecake a cake or a pie, and what is the difference between chowder and soup? For the last one, Taste of Home weighs in, providing their take on the differences between soups and chowders.

Nadiya Hussain’s series Nadiya Bakes is now available for streaming on Netflix in the US. Clear some time on your schedule to watch – her enthusiasm for baking shines through.

This week provided sad news about another wonderful print food magazine that is ceasing print publication: Saveur. Subscribers received postcards in the mail this week telling them that Saveur’s quarterly publication is ending print production, and that instead they will receive Food & Wine or Magnolia Table for the remainder of their term. This was not unexpected as the magazine had been purchased several months ago by a large conglomerate that specialized in web-only content, and it appears that the Saveur website is unaffected by the demise of the print publication.

Have you ever been brave enough to crack open a coconut? It can be a tedious process, and it’s potentially dangerous if not done properly. In fact, nut-cracking in general can be a risky business, or at the very least frustrating. Epicurious can help overcome obstacles and avoid pitfalls with methods to properly (and safely) crack any type of nut, from coconuts to pistachios and beyond.

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  • Jenny  on  February 14, 2021

    Nadiya Bakes! Something new to watch.

  • Fyretigger  on  February 15, 2021

    I’ve watched the first 3 of the 8 episodes of Nadiya Bakes and I already have 4 recipes to try. Two recipes from Time to Eat earned permanent places in my cooking repertoire, so I’m eager to try these new ones.

  • lean1  on  February 15, 2021

    Just thinking about cracking a coconut makes me cringe.
    Leave it to the pros!

  • hillsboroks  on  February 15, 2021

    My dad spent time in the Philippines during Workd War II and developed a taste for coconuts while there. As a child I remember watching him open a coconut. First he used his electric drill to drill holes in the “eyes” and then pour the coconut liquid out. Next step involved a hacksaw and a vise on his workbench in the garage. Third he took a hammer to the two halves to break them into pieces and finally used a knife to separate the meat from the pieces of shell. It was great fun and we kids all loved to eat the little pieces of fresh coconut.

  • gamulholland  on  February 15, 2021

    You can mail a coconut with nothing but a label on it from Hawaii, so years ago when I was in college and spending an academic summer at a course in Ireland, I told a friend I’d send him a coconut. He thought I was kidding. I bought a coconut here in the US, and then took it to the post office in Sligo, where the young man helping me looked at it and asked, “Is that…a coconut?” He’d never seen one before. He helped me stick a label on it and mail it, and it arrived in California about 5 weeks later, kind of moldy under the tape, but there it was. I’m not sure whether my friend ever cracked it, though. 🙂

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