Iberico Ham VS Prosciutto

Ham, bacon, Canadian bacon, prosciutto, tenderloin; with so many decadent choices, how can you possibly choose one cut or preparation of pork? When comparisons are often broken down into “pros” and “cons,” how can anyone compare two pork products when no con exists?  Regardless, there are two particular pieces of meat that are in a …

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Korean Radish vs Daikon

Daikon is a Chinese radish and is pretty similar to Korean radish. Daikon is one of China’s most exemplary vegetables and it started being grown around 1,300 years ago. Over one hundred types of daikon exist, but most of them are near extinction. Korean radishes have a much more rich history, and have existed since …

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Desiccated Coconut VS Coconut Flour

Did you know desiccated coconut and coconut flour are actually two different products? Do you know the difference? Which should you use in your cooking? The main difference comes from the amount of fat in the product. Desiccated coconut is made by grinding coconut meat which helps it retain its fat content. Coconut four is …

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Aji Mirasol VS Aji Amarillo 

Aji Mirasol is a mild Peruvian pepper whose name means “looking at the sun.” It has a unique sweet, fruity flavor with a mild lingering heat and is often used in sauces and salsas.So how does this pepper differ from one of a similar name– the Aji Amarillo? Aji Mirasol is the sun-dried version of …

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Soppressata vs Capicola 

Soppressata and capicola are both Italian meats. They are both comparable to salami, which is actually an umbrella term for many different types of meat. However, soppressata and capicola are two very different things in how they are prepared. Capicola and soppressata are similar, but not the same at all. A butcher or seasoned meat …

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Vegan Wonton Wrappers vs Regular

Wontons and their wrappers are traditionally not ever vegan. Wonton wrappers usually contain eggs, and meat will be stuffed inside them. However, with the rising popularity of people adopting dairy-free and completely vegan diets, vegan wonton wrappers do exist.  Once made, wontons last three to four days in the refrigerator and can also be easily …

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Cubanelle Pepper Vs Poblano 

There are many wonderful peppers out there, some with a considerable amount of heat and others not so much. Both the cubanelle pepper and the poblano pepper are considered more mild peppers, though they do both have touches of heat.  Though they are both peppers, they have many key attributes that differ them from one …

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Wakame Vs Nori

Wakame and nori are both types of edible seaweed. Both are used in many types of cuisine around the world, however they are the most common in Japanese and Korean cuisine.  Wakame and Nori are actually quite different although they are both types of seaweed. The word Nori means dried edible seaweed and is a …

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Adobo Sauce Vs Adobo Seasoning

Adobo is a popular flavor that is either a sauce or a dry seasoning. It is often used in Mexican and Filipino dishes. Adobo flavor goes great in marinades, grilling, sautees, stews, soups, and it goes well with almost any vegetable.  As mentioned above, adobo can either be in a paste form or a dry …

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Lobster vs Crab Meat

Both lobsters and crabs are a big deal in the seafood industry. Although lobsters are seen as a more exotic dish in comparison, the two dishes are some of the most popular in the world. Crabs are perhaps more popular because there’s a crab dish available for most budgets. Lobsters, on the other hand, are …

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