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Video: How to Peel Kiwi
How to Peel a Kiwi: Kitchen Skills for Beginner Cooks [Video]

In this quick cooking video, TLK vlogger Melissa Bailey shows you a fast and effective way to peel a kiwi without mushing up the fruit or getting juice on your apron. All you need is a sharp knife, a small spoon, and a firm grip. It's a technique that is so basic you'll be surprised no one you know is using it. 

Related: How to Peel a Mango

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How to Peel a Mango
How to Peel a Mango With No Mess in 20 Seconds: Watch the Video

When it comes to cooking with mangos, the struggle is in the peeling. Cutting around the fruit's large, inpenetrable center seed often leaves a lot of mango flesh behind. The mango's oblong shape and thin skin make peeling difficult as well.

Related: 6 Fun Facts About Mangos

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6 Best Restaurants in Polanco: Where to Eat in Mexico City's Most Elite Nabe
6 Best Restaurants in Polanco: Where to Eat in Mexico City's Most Elite Nabe

Polanco, Mexico City's most sophisticated neighborhood, is notable for its cultural diversity and numerous restaurants, boutiques and museums.

If you're planning to visit Mexico City, these are the restaurants in Polanco that you won't want to miss.


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Oops, Starbucks Does It Again
Starbucks Giving Away New Coffee Drinks for Free This Weekend: Customers Have Mixed Feelings
Oops, they did it again. Starbucks, that prolific purveyor of chocolate wishes and caffeine dreams, today launched two new coffee concoctions: the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato and the Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato.

As if the seductive drink titles weren’t enough, Starbucks is offering customers a twofer from Thursday, March 2 to Monday, March 6 (e.g.

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All the Presidents' Drinks: 11 Cocktails Favored by Presidents from Jefferson to Trump

Who doesn’t like a stiff drink at the end of the day? No one I know, and most of the people I know have jobs that rank somewhere between pizza delivery boy and cat sitter on the stressful careers scale (myself included). Still, they find it necessary to hit the bottle hard at the end of the day.

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Sugar Pie, Spicy Touch: Desserts to Heat Up Valentine's Day
3 Spicy Cake Recipes to Heat Up Your Valentine's Day

February is a sweet month: sweethearts, sweetie pies, sweet nothings. Pastry chef and cookbook author Malika Ameen, thinks it should be spicy, too.

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Make It Stop: 8 Food Trends We Don't Want to See in 2017

For every awesome food trend – read Cronuts, uni, and salted egg yolks – there’s an equally opposite and irritating food trend waiting in line (or on the line, as the case may be).

Here, in my humble opinion, are the most atrocious, annoying, and all-around awful food trends of 2016 (in no particular order).

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#IBuiltThis: In Napa Valley, Mexican Winemakers Turn American Dream Into Reality

The American dream. For the Gallegos family, the first immigrant winemakers in Napa Valley, it’s not just a hokey idea. It’s reality.

Ignacio Gallegos Sr., the family patriarch, established the Gallegos legacy when he settled in California’s Napa Valley in the 1950’s and began farming some of the area’s most prestigious vineyards; his son Ignacio II and grandsons Eric and Ignacio III advanced that legacy when they launched their vineyard management company in 2008.

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Chef Chat: George Mendes and Jose Avillez Talk Portugal, Pressure, and NYCWFF

Between the two Iberian cuisines – Portuguese and Spanish – the latter has received the most attention, with countless cookbooks and news stories written about everything from Basque to Andalucian fare and everything in between.

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Say Amen to the The Chile Pepper Bible with 3 Fiery Recipes

From fiery salsas to savory Thai recipes, the humble chile pepper is the foundation of some of the world's most beloved dishes. In her new cookbook The Chile Pepper Bible, researcher, recipe developer, and bestselling author Judith Finlayson explores the chile pepper's historic and geographic roots, its health benefits, and its inclusion in and influence on international cuisines.

Alongside this wealth of information are 250 delicious and inventive recipes. Among these are traditional Latin foods like cheese arepas, Mexican meatballs, and ropa vieja.  

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