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My tuna salad preferences are very straightforward: Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore in water (no "Chunk Light", no oil, no Star-Kist), a tablespoon of mayo (Hellmann's) per can, and that is it. I will occasionally go crazy and add capers, or a bit of anchovy paste for umami flavour, but definitely no onion or celery. I am sure your own tuna tastes veer wildly from mine, and that's as it should be -- when you're dealing with controversial foods such as canned fish and mayonnaise, you're going to run into a lot of strong opinions. But one thing most tuna salad lovers can agree on is the implement with which you mash up the ingredients -- you use a fork, right? I'd like to suggest a faster alternative.

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When our very own US editor-in-chief sent me a recipe for ceviche, I was excited, because ceviche combines two of my favourite activities: Eating seafood and not cooking. When I read the recipe, however, I was a little appalled, for it suggested that beautiful pieces of fresh sea bass be left in an acidic marinade for two freaking hours.

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Raw fish preparations like sashimi, gravlax and crudo may seem like something you should only trust the professionals with but, if you know your stuff, you can actually buy, prepare and enjoy the raw stuff in the cosy comfort of your own home.

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You most certainly know someone taking fish oil pills - those fishy, translucent gold capsules - for their purported heart benefits. But evidence continues to mount that fish oil might be snake oil.

At the very least, it doesn't pack nearly the punch we once thought. Instead, it's probably just worth eating actual fish, which is loaded with plenty of healthy vitamins and minerals.

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Out of all of the counters at the grocery store, the seafood counter may be the most unpredictable. Sometimes they simply don't have the fish you're looking for, or the one you want doesn't look too fresh. Knowing which fish to substitute can be tricky, but Epicurious has a whole slew of seafood swaps to help you out.

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That Parmesan cheese is actually wood, that honey has corn syrup and the cake is a lie. There's no guarantee the food you're buying at the store is what it says it is, so keep an eye out for these usual suspects if you don't want to waste your money on fake, inferior products.