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When Instagram debuted, the social media platform brimmed with carefully curated, dramatic, gorgeous photos. Food was no exception to this aestheticism, and scores of bloggers attracted huge audiences based on their stunning food photography. Recently, however, the ‘grams look a bit different. There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to Instagram food, explains Eater’s Bettina Makalintal, who observes that the platform is currently in the midst of a ‘laissez faire’ revolution.

As Halloween approaches, millions of carved pumpkins will appear on porches and tables as part of the holiday decorations. Instead of throwing away the seeds, many folks opt to roast and eat them. As you scoop out your pumpkin’s innards, you might wonder what the difference is between the pumpkin seeds you are removing and the pepitas (also pumpkin seeds) you see for sale in the store, because they don’t look quite the same. Food & Wine is here to explain the differences.

Melting potatoes with dill from Samarkand by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford

While the Northern Hemisphere welcomes the crisp, cool days of autumn, its inhabitants tend to think of warming spices like cinnamon and cloves. Meanwhile, south of the equator thoughts turn to the vibrant green colors and fresh flavors of spring. Good Food (Aus) explores one of the season’s most versatile herbs – dill – and shows us a variety of ways to use the herb, which they describe as “somewhere between citrus, anise and parsley.”

No matter where you live, food prices continue to spike. This is especially true in the UK, which has seen double-digit increases for some products. – if you can even find them. A friend in Brighton told me that it’s been more than two weeks since his grocer had chicken to sell, and other products are likewise scarce. The Guardian reports on the continued rise in food prices and what consumers can expect in the short term.

If you are among those people who are on the fence about getting an air fryer – the “it” appliance of the 2020s – you might want to head over to BBC Good Food. They spell out the many arguments for buying an air fryer, including a discussion about how it deliver energy savings vs. a full size oven. Good Food also has a buying guide to help you sift through the many different models available.

Do you love pastry? Are you planning a trip to Las Vegas? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, you will want to schedule time for a visit to Dominique Ansel’s new bakery, opening soon in Sin City. He promises that guests will find pastries that do not exist anywhere else on the planet, in addition to the cronuts for which he became famous.

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