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Agnes Szeplaki lives, works, and writes in Budapest, Hungary. She has spent many years honing her craft, writing about gastronomy, finance, and marketing. She is a published author who decided to focus on writing about things she enjoys, primarily gastronomy, after spending several years in the corporate grind machine. Despite having a degree in Marketing, her true passion, calling, and life is writing. She seeks knowledge of both traditional and modern cuisines and techniques. Between bonsai gardening sessions, she is always ready to share her next culinary adventure while enjoying a steaming hot cup of coffee.

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How To Substitute for Short Ribs (7 SIMPLE ALTERNATIVES)

Braise it in red wine or in a chile sauce for barbacoa. Dry rub and smoke it for tacos. Ground it for a flavorful fatty burger. All of them are well worth the wait. Short ribs are the pride and joy of barbeque heroes and pit masters. They are a crowd-pleaser. They are the lush …

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9 Brilliant Pandan Leaf Substitutes And How To Use Them Best

When we say green food, most people automatically think of matcha. Well, you are wrong, folks.  The greenest food is Pandan. Chlorophyll is not just deep emerald green but also healthy for you. ( * ) With ingredients like Pandan leaves, eating your veggies can be a form of delicious, sweet cake. This South or …

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5 Unmatched Chanterelle Mushroom Substitutes! [Affordable]

We all know why truffles are so damn expensive. Expert piggies and dogs work shifts in finding them all over the woods, in the shallow ground. But then why is this so-called mushroom-god, the chanterelle, so pricy? After all, it grows in vivid vicinity, and hard to miss its proud golden sight. (*) Shockingly, it …

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Your Top Guide For All Food Ingredients Substitutions!

Comfort is a pillar of our civilization, our lives, and food. Chances are, your Grandma has stricter mental rules when it comes to cooking.  She forgot an ingredient? Welp, there goes another round to the store. At the same time, we start searching fiercely for the best common ingredient substitutes online. Are we lazy, comfortable, or just more efficient? Whichever …

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Your Common Food Ingredient’s Shelf Life – A Comprehensive Guide By Groups

One of our everyday sweet treats was designed to be a long-term food supply in case of war. You’ll never guess which one! Marzipan. This calorie-dense packet of almonds and sugar can stay edible for decades if stored properly. But what about everyday stuff?  How do you know precisely that the rice or sausage is still good …

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A Detailed Guide for Bonito Flakes Substitutes – 9 Alternatives!

How can people go bonkers for an ingredient that looks like tiny living things dancing on their food? (*) Not only will you be hooked on it, but so will your cat. We’re not making this up. Once you’ve tried bonito flakes, you’ll want to use them on practically everything. The love is real for this …

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A Comprehensive Guide To Agar-Agar Substitutes! (Updated)

Life was much easier back then.  We had no smartphones to distract us from life. Our planet wasn’t trying to kill us.  And we simply had gelatin. That’s all… nothing fancy. Then, somewhere during the 90s, came molecular gastronomy, Michelin stars, and chefs became the new rockstars. And here we are, with Xanthan gum, Carrageenan, …

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The Most Spot-On Accent Seasoning Substitutes (Updated)

Have you ever wondered what ancient people used before modern spices and food enhancers? Or did you simply assume that food tasted a lot worse? (*) There was a blooming culinary life thousands of years before modern civilization. And scientists claim that they had just as good, if not better, meals than we do today. …

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Top 11 Handy Alternatives to Pork Shoulder (#2 Can Try NOW)

You’re standing in line at the meat counter. Holding onto the ingredient list of THAT recipe. You’ve been planning this for weeks, and the family is arriving tomorrow. But there’s no more pork shoulder left. You haven’t checked for alternatives. Now what? Except for seasoned pitmasters or chefs, people have no clue about different cuts …

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11 Ultimate Chamoy Sauce Substitutes For Every Meal!

Life is too short for bland food. And Mexican food aficionados nod their heads in agreement with this.  For them, Chamoy is life. They even want to brush their teeth with it to start their days on a better foot. Even a spoonful of it can breathe life into plain salads or flat meats. We …

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