Author Archives: Colman Andrews

Best Pasta Sauces That Don’t Have Tomatoes

It's hard to imagine Italian cooking without tomatoes. From caprese salad and bruschetta to chicken cacciatore, mozzarella marinara, eggplant parmigiana, and many kinds of pizza, they are essential — either ...
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Most Popular Seafood Restaurant in Every State

We eat more and more seafood every year in America, including fresh, canned, and cured or smoked fish and shellfish. We ate 16 pounds of seafood per capita in ...
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America’s 15 Favorite Cheeses

All cheese is basically the same thing: coagulated milk curds. The milk might come from cows, sheep, goats, water buffalo (as in Mozzarella di Bufala), even yaks or camels. (There ...
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100 Most Popular Musicians on Tour in 2019

Live music used to be the only kind there was. The earliest recorded example is thought to be a rendering of the French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune,” ...
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100 Best Movies of All Time

Whether we watch them at drive-in theatres (yes, they do still exist) or multiplexes, or on our TV sets, laptops, or smartphones, movies are a part of our life. They ...
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100 Worst Movies of All Time

“Sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry,” sang Sue Thompson back in 1961. Okay, but what do bad movies do? They make us cringe, nod off, guffaw (when we’re not supposed ...
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The Most Important Things to Consider When Getting a New Credit Card

It would be hard for many of us in America today to imagine life without credit cards. We use these small but potentially powerful plastic rectangles for everything, from our ...
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The Most Important Things to Consider When Opening a New Checking Account

Today’s consumers use credit cards for even minor purchases and often pay their bills online, and mobile payment systems like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Wallet have proliferated. It’s ...
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The Best Pie Shop in Every State

Pies may be filled with meat, poultry, seafood, or vegetables, but when most people think of pie, they probably envision a pastry shell filled with cooked fruit or custard, sometimes ...
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Most Promising Restaurant Openings of 2018

There are more than a million restaurants in America, the National Restaurant Association estimates, from the local McDonald’s to high-end destination places. Exactly how many new restaurants open every year ...
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Fast-Food Chains With the Most Closures in 2018

Fast food chain restaurants are a part of the American landscape, both literally and figuratively. Be it a fast food burger joint, a burrito takeout place, or mass-market sandwich shop, ...
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Saddest Restaurant Closings of 2018

Restaurants open, restaurants close. Food service, at whatever level, from fast food chains to elegant fine-dining places, is a volatile business. Today’s Michelin-starred, can’t-get-a-table hotspot might very well be gone ...
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Biggest Food Fads of 2018

From meat-free burgers and alcohol-free cocktails to exotic spices and powders made from nutritious vegetables, today’s diners and home cooks have an ever-changing wealth of ingredients and means of preparation ...
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Best Restaurants for Christmas Dinner in Every State

Christmas, like Thanksgiving, is a family holiday, a time for friends and relations to gather around a festive table to eat and drink and celebrate. While Thanksgiving dinner is ...
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Best Chocolate Shop in Every State

The cacao tree is native to either Central or South America. The people who probably first roasted and ground its beans into a powder, to make beverages and gruel, were ...
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