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French Bonbons

When it comes to convections, purists will tout couverture and bar chocolate. But if fun is the objective—and when is it not?—follow the French...more

Posted: February 1, 2012    By Owen Dugan


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Get Your Cook On

Whether you’re trying to perfect your technique for Beef Bourguignon or you just can’t seem to boil an egg, the world of culinary apps brings...more

Posted: December 1, 2011    By Lizzie Munro


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Cheeky Beef

Food trend followers may have noticed joues de boeuf—a traditional fare of French bistros—appearing on menus across the country. What mightn’t...more

Posted: October 1, 2011    By Lizzie Munro


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Going Whole Hog

If you haven’t had bacon off of a whole hog, you haven’t lived,” enthuses Melissa Cookston, whose team is the reigning champion of the...more

Posted: August 1, 2011    By Alejandro Benes


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Barbecue Rubs

It's hard to fathom why so many barbecue discussions start with the question: "What's the best sauce?" Sauce should be the last thing applied to your...more

Posted: June 1, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Chef's Choice Food Slicer

For years my passion has been cooking meat. I'll marinate it for days, get up before dawn and rub it, mop it, inject it with flavors. I'll smoke,...more

Posted: April 1, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Chuao's Chocolate Terroir

Connoisseurship often comes down to location, location, location. You know the tobacco of Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo makes a fine cigar. You expect great...more

Posted: February 1, 2011    By Owen Dugan


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Yerba Maté

Health is the hype with yerba maté. Reported to pack more antioxidants than green tea, this national brew of Argentina is credited with an...more

Posted: December 1, 2010    By John Thompson


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Home Espresso

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Posted: October 1, 2010    By Alejandro Benes


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Grill Your Own Pizza

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Posted: August 1, 2010    By Jack Bettridge


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Iberico Ham

Up until 2005, however, Iberico ham was an embargoed commodity, as illegal as Cuban cigars. None of Spain's slaughterhouses met USDA standards so...more

Posted: May 1, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Pasta

Dried pasta (pasta secca) can be marvelous if you know what to look for. And because it has a shelf life measured in years, rather than days (like...more

Posted: April 1, 2010    By David Savona


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