Food & Drink

Consumed: Carbs

HuffPost Food & Drink’s series Consumed shines a light on Americans’ obsession with food, one topic at a time. September's theme is all things bread, pasta, noodles and more.

While much of the world goes full keto and avoids carbs like they’re the plague, we’re hunkering down into autumn in a veritable cave of breads, pastas, pizzas and more. That’s because this month, we’re going deep on carbs.

Want to know how to make the best homemade pasta? Wondering how long you should let your homemade pizza dough rise? We’ve got you covered. And for those of you who really are avoiding gluten, we’ve got a taste test of the best trendy cauliflower substitutes on the market.

We’ll be baking up tons of new stories all month long, so stick around.

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