We Found the Avocado Hack to End All Avocado Hacks

Guacamole, smoothies, vegan chocolate mousse, and pure ripe slices of avocado are, dare we say, worth risking a potential small hand injury as one pits and slices an avocado. But leave it to a generation of genius TikTokers to share a completely safe w…

Guacamole, smoothies, vegan chocolate mousse, and pure ripe slices of avocado are, dare we say, worth risking a potential small hand injury as one pits and slices an avocado. But leave it to a generation of genius TikTokers to share a completely safe way to pit an avocado without using a knife.

In the past, our team has been mesmerized by pancake cereal, cloudlike whipped coffee, and a DIY hazelnut spread inspired by Nutella, all of which were food trends that went viral on TikTok. Now, a new hack posted by sushi chef and TikTok user _mynameischo shows how to remove the pit of an avocado using just your fingers, saving you from a trip to the ER. According to Cho, all you need to do is place your index and middle finger on either side of the pit and put your thumb on the backside. Press your thumb firmly against the avocado while applying pressure to your other two fingers and watch as the pit pops right out of the avocado, leaving you with the smooth creamy flesh to easily scoop out with a spoon.

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But Really, What’s the Right Temperature for Cooked Chicken?

Below, we’re sharing an excerpt from the Food52 cookbook, Dynamite Chicken, to answer one of life’s most important questions: At what temperature should my cooked chicken end up, and how do I get it there?

Anybody who tells you that one part of the …

Below, we're sharing an excerpt from the Food52 cookbook, Dynamite Chicken, to answer one of life's most important questions: At what temperature should my cooked chicken end up, and how do I get it there?


Anybody who tells you that one part of the chicken is better than another part of the chicken is not somebody whose culinary advice you need to take too seriously. But even though it all comes from the same bird, chicken parts have different flavors and functions in recipes, and different cook times and temperatures to reach to get the best out of them. Here’s a guide to chicken cooking temps in general, a breakdown on how I like to cook separate chicken parts, and a bunch of different ways you can cook your chicken to get to the result we all want: flavorful, succulent meat.

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Check Your Fridge: There’s a Hummus Recall

Earlier this week, the company behind Sabra hummus issued a voluntary recall on some of their products after salmonella was detected during a routine checkup. In coordination with the FDA, the Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, is recalling about 2,100 cases …

Earlier this week, the company behind Sabra hummus issued a voluntary recall on some of their products after salmonella was detected during a routine checkup. In coordination with the FDA, the Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, is recalling about 2,100 cases of their 10-ounce Classic Hummus. A single tub was found to contain potential traces of the bacteria. But before you toss all your Sabra products to the wayside, here are a few important things to know.

  • The recall is limited to a very specific product. This product is Sabra’s 10-ounce Classic Hummus with the UPC code 300067 produced on Friday, February 10, 2021, between 6:00 p.m. and midnight with a “best before” date of April 26.
  • This product was distributed to only 16 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • If you have purchased the recalled hummus, we advise throwing it out or returning it to where it was purchased.
  • To obtain a refund for the recalled hummus, you can visit this Sabra recall portal and enter the relevant information.

According to the FDA report, the consumption of food containing salmonella bacteria can cause salmonellosis, which may lead to diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product. Most people recover without treatment, but we recommend contacting a health care provider if you’re worried about illness.

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There’s a Baby Food Recall: Here’s What You Should Know

A recent congressional report reveals that ingredients in many baby foods contain dangerously high levels of heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and cadmium. Released by a House of Representatives subcommittee on Feb. 4, the report indicates levels that e…

A recent congressional report reveals that ingredients in many baby foods contain dangerously high levels of heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and cadmium. Released by a House of Representatives subcommittee on Feb. 4, the report indicates levels that exceed the legal limits established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

According to the report, these companies comprise the largest baby food manufacturers in the United States:

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An Onion Recall Is Impacting All 50 States

In case this year couldn’t throw us any more curveballs, there’s a new country-wide food recall impacting one of our favorite kitchen staples: onions.
According to an August 1 announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Thomson Internati…

In case this year couldn't throw us any more curveballs, there's a new country-wide food recall impacting one of our favorite kitchen staples: onions.

According to an August 1 announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, "Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions" because they may potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

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How to Tell if an Avocado Is Bad

A few years ago, an Australian company called Naturo Technologies invented a machine—the Natavo Zero, aka the Avocado Time Machine. This ATM supposedly miraculously slows the avocado ripening process, keeping it from turning brown for up to 10 days wit…

A few years ago, an Australian company called Naturo Technologies invented a machine—the Natavo Zero, aka the Avocado Time Machine. This ATM supposedly miraculously slows the avocado ripening process, keeping it from turning brown for up to 10 days without the use of chemicals—or olive oil, or lemon juice, or red onion. (Naturo Technologies is currently working on a new process of pasteurization that leaves more of the natural vitamins and enzymes in the milk.)

The implications of this Avocado Time Machine? Let’s say you did all the sleuthing at the store for the perfectly-ripe avocado: You sought out fruits (yes, they’re a fruit) with a darker green, almost black skin color. You squeezed only a handful (ha) of avocados at the store (applying gentle pressure only, obviously). You found the one that was perfectly ripe and ready, and nicked off the stem to check the color of the round (perfectly light green). But then, you got home, and forgot about the avocado—not remembering until days later, and your once-perfectly ripe avocado is now a brown and mushy avocado.

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Do You Need to Disinfect Your Groceries Right Now?

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


The slight silver lining of quarantine is the additional time we have now to spend with our families, sort things (i.e. cabinets) out, and attempt new cooking projects. But, with home cooking comes grocery shopping, which, amid coronavirus, is not absent of food safety-related concerns and questions.

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How Long Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last?

So, you took the time to hard-boil some eggs for a weekend Easter egg-dyeing project (or, you know, tomorrow’s desk salad). But when it comes to boiling eggs—how long in advance is too long in advance? Should they be stored peeled or unpeeled? And shou…

So, you took the time to hard-boil some eggs for a weekend Easter egg-dyeing project (or, you know, tomorrow's desk salad). But when it comes to boiling eggs—how long in advance is too long in advance? Should they be stored peeled or unpeeled? And should you not have—gasp—left them on the counter overnight? We’ve got the answers below.

How long do hard-boiled eggs last in the fridge?

Whether peeled or unpeeled, hard-boiled eggs will stay A-OK for up to a week in the fridge.

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There’s a Romaine Recall Right Now: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Romaine, it seems, is back at it again—and not in a good way. On November 22, the CDC released a statement warning that the classic leafy green could be at risk for E. coli.

Now before we go tossing lettuce out the window, it’s important to note that …

Romaine, it seems, is back at it again—and not in a good way. On November 22, the CDC released a statement warning that the classic leafy green could be at risk for E. coli.

Now before we go tossing lettuce out the window, it’s important to note that the CDC advises only against romaine (or products containing the green) sourced from the Salinas Valley, in California. For now, the recall only concerns romaine grown in the region, and no other produce.

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