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The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and spices" to the world - and after extensive testing, the recipe checks out.

This video shows you how to make bona fide KFC chicken at home. (The good news is, you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already.)

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Now, I know some of you will insist that the unspeakable evil known as Brussels sprouts is irredeemable - even in a salad. But this particular salad is accompanied by a dressing so delicious you’ll want to drink it. And the sprouts actually compliment the taste.

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As we've opined in the past, burritos are the perfect fast food. They're even better than pizza (case in point: you can't wrap a pizza in foil and stick it in your jacket pocket.) This infographic from Fairmont Hotels breaks down everything you need to know about seven popular burrito styles - from their storied history to the ingredients you need to make your own.

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Vegemite. You can't be middling on Australia's favourite spread — you either love the stuff or subsist on pretenders like strawberry jam or Nutella. But is there something we can do to take our Vegemite excursions to the next level, to explore the delicious world beyond the basics of bread, butter and 'mite? You and I both know there is.

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Inspired by the success of their vegan hotdogs and soft serve, IKEA has announced plans to roll out a plant-based version of their classic pork and beef meatballs in the next year. But the official launch in winter 2020 is still a long ways off, and if you can’t wait that long, I’ve got your back. You don’t need obscure ingredients or hours of time to make bangin’ Swedish “meatballs” at home.

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Whole, pan roasted fish look really impressive, and are crazy easy to cook, but some home cooks are put off by the idea of scaling, cleaning or otherwise dealing with fish guts. The good news is that any fishmonger at any decent seafood counter will prep your fish for you — you just have to use your words.

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There is more than one way to cook bacon — all of them fine — but baking it in the oven is unrivalled in terms of ease. There’s no splattering grease, no need to watch it closely and the low-and-slow, even heating of the oven means each strip comes out perfectly crispy end to salty end. You don’t even have to preheat your oven; in fact, it’s better if you don’t.

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It is not tomato season. I know this both in my brain and in my heart, and yet I refuse to act accordingly. Even though I fully know better, I still succumbed (just last night) to the siren song of a purple-y, lumpy, beautifully heavy heirloom.

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Professional chefs and home cooks alike look down their noses at single-use kitchen appliances with one exception: the humble rice cooker. I don't own one myself, but I totally get the appeal. Rice cookers succeed where alternative methods fail spectacularly.

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The Cult of ALDI is real and it is powerful. Fans of the chain love its distinctive approach to the customer experience just as much as they love its low prices, and are quick to evangelise it to everyone they meet.

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It feels a little sad to be waiting outside a restaurant at 10:55 AM, hungry and feeling like you have failed at planning your meals like a normal human being. But the 11 AM lunch is clearly a craving for many of us, and I’m here to tell you to eat whenever the heck you want.

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Whether or not there’s any actual science behind it, lots of people swear by the sickness-busting properties of raw garlic. Some of my friends and family will actually chow down on raw cloves in an attempt to send their symptoms packing.