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The Grocery Ninja (who leaves no aisle unexplored, no jar unopened, no produce untasted) gets a care package of sour plums - plums dried with salt and sugar. She says that pregnant women nearly live on these, eating the dozens of different varieties, some sweeter and some saltier. They can also be cooked in duck and plum sauce, steeped in hot water for plum tea, and used as a digestive.

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Today Serious Eats is One! Today is Serious Eats' first birthday; stop by and wish them many happy returns of the day.




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Pork: It's the Meat of Kings Indeed, and Serious Eats celebrates their first birthday with a very fitting animated ode to that porky goodness.






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Serious Eats Gift Guide: Sweets From Caramel Almond Sticks to Frozen Custard to the ULTIMATE NOUGAT BAR (!!!) this gift guide has something for everyone.






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