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Bone Broth Primer: Your Guide to the “It” Food of 2015

Bone broth is having a moment. If you haven't seen the stories touting its major health benefits as a digestive, bone, skin, hair, and anti-aging wonder, or fluttering over the cool kids drinking it out of paper cups, here's what you need to know, and more importantly, how to make it. READ MORE

3 Ways to Build a Healthier Baked Potato

Butter, shredded cheese, sour cream, and crispy bacon bits are so last month. Check out this trio of healthy alternatives for the traditional high-calorie, low-nutrition spud. READ MORE

Can Baked Buffalo Wings Ever Taste as Good as Fried?

Like onion rings, fried pickles, and all other good bar snacks, buffalo wings require a dip in the deep-fryer—great for a crackly texture, not so great for the waistline. That’s why, for every deep-fried chicken wing recipe out there, you’ll find another recipe for one that’s baked. Too often, though, the baked version winds up either sticking to the sheet pan or coming out flabby. So can one really make a baked version with a shatteringly crispy skin that’s just as good as fried? READ MORE

9 Recipes That Celebrate Polenta

Polenta is the home cook’s ultimate vehicle for versatility—it’s a side, a baking ingredient, a canvas for other flavors. Check out these nine variations that argue, collectively, why your pantry should never be without a bag. READ MORE

11 Vegetarian Blogs to Inspire Healthy Eating All Year Long

Keeping up healthy habits is easier when you surround yourself with people who inspire those habits. Although these bloggers are spread out all over the world, it will feel like they’re in your living room with you as they share recipes and tips for healthy vegetarian eating. READ MORE

Cheers to Chowhound’s Best of 2014 Winners!

We’re over a week into the New Year, but before we completely put last year behind us, it’s time to crown Chowhound’s Best of 2014!

Back in November, we asked you for your “Best of” nominations, and then a few weeks later, based on the suggestions shared on Chowhound, we announced the official nominees for 15 categories ranging from Best Restaurant: Los Angeles to Worst Food Trends of 2014. READ MORE

Hosting a Dinner Party? Don’t Succumb to the Tyranny of Dieters

Dear CHOW,
I'm a habitual host—I just dragged the Christmas tree out to the curb and I’m ready to have people over again. Thing is, I’m terrified. I just found out my best friend is not eating wheat the whole month of January, and God knows who else I know who’s decided to go vegan or toy with Paleo for the next few weeks. How do I plan a dinner party without ending up with a roomful of guests who won’t eat anything? READ MORE

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Feeling bloated and fatigued, with a side of digestive upset? Something or someone—a friend, the latest New York Times bestseller, Miley Cyrus—is going to tell you to go gluten-free. Before you overhaul your lifestyle (and pantry), find out if GF is even right for you. READ MORE

9 Ways to Make Your Favorite Recipes Vegan

Trying to make the leap into a vegan diet or whipping up food while entertaining for a vegan friend is easier than you may think! Instead of fretting over finding the perfect recipe, swap out a few simple ingredients from all of your favorite recipes to make them suitable for any hungry vegan. READ MORE

11 Luscious Chocolate Cakes for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate cake is almost always number one on everyone’s list of favorite desserts, let alone comfort foods. Try one of these irresistible 11 for Valentine's Day or that most special of birthdays. READ MORE