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empanada fork

An empanada ‘fork’ seems like a tool that would lay in a back drawer—except when the Latin American-style turnovers are on the menu. But, it’s a kitchen MVP.

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When you open a can of oil, make a hole in the corner diagonally across from the open end using the heel of a knife. This tiny opening helps air flow.

The University of Montana started playing with fermenting things that people used to throw out—the stems of mushrooms, the gills of portabella mushrooms.

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During Dead Day, Troy University Dining Services hosts “the Cram Jam.” Students up studying come to the Trojan Dining Hall for a free, late-night breakfast.

During meal time, having to halt delivery to fulfill a patient’s request for more ketchup or sweetener can back up the flow of room-service deliveries.