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Grate Scott! You’re using a box grater wrong, Marty



Stop using your box grater for soft cheeses and gooey ingredients

Grate hard and semi-firm cheeses, root vegetables and even chocolate to get the most out of this kitchen tool. Experiment to see what size holes work for what ingredients and be sure to watch out for those knuckles.

Never fear, The Basic Kitch is here. Simple techniques, step-by-step demos and a little Mashable twist to make sure you’re paying…

Your Eid al-Adha feast, from main course to dessert



Eid al-Adha, the traditional Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, starts Sept. 23 this year. A significant holiday that commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah, believers celebrate with family, parties and, of course, food.

The holiday centers majorly around meat, so if you’re a fan of BBQ, this will be right up your alley. The only thing you may miss from this feast is a larger pair of pants



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Australia’s ‘country of origin’ food labels only have Australia as country of origin



Australia introduced “Country of Origin” labelling on Tuesday, a bid to clarify where your food is coming from. Unfortunately, those labels won’t have the country of origin — unless the country is Australia.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Industry Minister Ian MacFarlane introduced the new gold labels, complete with a percentage bar that will show the amount of “Australian” in each product — whether the product is grown locally, or contains 100%, 75%,…

Pinterest Unveils Buyable Pins, A Way To Purchase Things Directly Within Pinterest

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Pinterest Reveals Mock-Up For Its First “Buy Button”

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Pinterest Reveals Mock-Up For Its First “Buy Button”

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Pinterest Reveals Mock-Up For Its First “Buy Button”

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Nestlé removing artificial flavors and colors from its chocolate candies




The enormous Fitbit Surge is a runner’s best friend



When the Fitbit Surge was unveiled late last year, the popular fitness tracking company wanted everyone to know that it was not a smartwatch. In fact, Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park said at the time that smartwatches in general “lack a purpose in life.”

Instead, Fitbit is labeling its newly-available Surge a “superwatch” because it blends smartwatch capabilities with the traditional (and advanced) ingredients that go into a fitness tracker. It’s designed for serious runners, like if…

Alton Brown’s 11 tips for healthier Super Bowl snacks



From an food-lover’s perspective, the Super Bowl can be a truly magical experience. It is one of the few nights a year that snacks are encouraged dinner fare, an opportunity that shouldn’t be taken for granted

While we’re totally on board with taking the least healthful route to snack heaven, there are lighter ways to munch on game day.

Celebrity chef and food genius Alton Brown shared his unusual tips for healthier snacking with…