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food gal in Silicon Valley, CA

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A more civilized version of fried chicken, plus the most ethereal chive biscuit ever.

A more civilized version of fried chicken, plus the most ethereal chive biscuit ever.

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The fifth taste -- in a convenient squeezable tube.

The fifth taste -- in a convenient squeezable tube.

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Plump potstickers filled with salmon. {product}

Plump potstickers filled with salmon. {product}

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{interview} Mung bean chaat and an enlightening Q&A with "Top Chef Masters

{interview} Mung bean chaat and an enlightening Q&A with "Top Chef Masters'' contender, Suvir Saran. [no recipe]

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The elusive matcha Kit Kat bar.

The elusive matcha Kit Kat bar.

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A heritage corn polenta originally from Northern Italy that takes an astounding three hours to cook. It

A heritage corn polenta originally from Northern Italy that takes an astounding three hours to cook. It's worth it, though.

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Absinthe cake. And it

Absinthe cake. And it's potent! Thank David Lebovitz for that.

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Brown sugar blondies made from the new Baked brownie mixes.

Brown sugar blondies made from the new Baked brownie mixes.

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Is it "en-dive

Is it "en-dive'' or "on-deev''? Would you believe there is only one correct pronunciation?

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Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai's oxtails with lemon polenta.

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A thoroughly modern version of German chocolate cake from a pastry chef who dreamed of being a heavy-metal musician.

A thoroughly modern version of German chocolate cake from a pastry chef who dreamed of being a heavy-metal musician.

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Creamy lemon pasta made even better with an amazing eco-friendly canned tuna.

Creamy lemon pasta made even better with an amazing eco-friendly canned tuna.

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Finger-licking good Asian-style chicken wings with Sriracha -- from a Basque chef.

Finger-licking good Asian-style chicken wings with Sriracha -- from a Basque chef.

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Saveur

Saveur's "Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake.'' 'Nuff said.

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A quick Malaysian stir-fry with shrimp, turmeric and dill.

A quick Malaysian stir-fry with shrimp, turmeric and dill.

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Learn how to expertly pair cheese and wine.

Learn how to expertly pair cheese and wine.

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Crisp, crumbly biscotti loaded with walnuts and tangy Meyer lemon.

Crisp, crumbly biscotti loaded with walnuts and tangy Meyer lemon.

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An incomparable frozen maple mousse pie with candied cranberries.

An incomparable frozen maple mousse pie with candied cranberries.

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Fresh Dungeness crab to ring in the New Year that

Fresh Dungeness crab to ring in the New Year that's made even sweeter by being cooked in beer.

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Wine flights are so yesterday. Try this awesome bacon flight instead.

Wine flights are so yesterday. Try this awesome bacon flight instead.

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The easiest recipe from "The French Laundry Cookbook

The easiest recipe from "The French Laundry Cookbook'' -- apple-cranberry cake with hot cream sauce.

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A Master sommelier tells how to pair unusual varietals with favorite dishes, such as Albarino with this bountiful clam udon.

A Master sommelier tells how to pair unusual varietals with favorite dishes, such as Albarino with this bountiful clam udon.

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The perfect dinner rolls flecked with all manner of fresh herbs -- from Chef Bradley Ogden.

The perfect dinner rolls flecked with all manner of fresh herbs -- from Chef Bradley Ogden.

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Slivered almonds and a heap of brown sugar make these biscotti unforgettable.

Slivered almonds and a heap of brown sugar make these biscotti unforgettable.

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Organic licorice in such wild flavors as pomegranate and tangerine.

Organic licorice in such wild flavors as pomegranate and tangerine.

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Sauteed shiitakes with sage -- from the one and only Eric Ripert.

Sauteed shiitakes with sage -- from the one and only Eric Ripert.

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Why settle for same ol

Why settle for same ol', same 'ol pumpkin pie when you can liven up your Thanksgiving with parsnip pie instead?

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Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence's take on eggs and ham.

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Buttery pound cake swirled with an entire jar of Nutella.

Buttery pound cake swirled with an entire jar of Nutella.

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Enjoy the newest trend in cocktails -- ones made with wine, such as this Pretty in Pink that uses Sauvignon Bllanc.

Enjoy the newest trend in cocktails -- ones made with wine, such as this Pretty in Pink that uses Sauvignon Bllanc.

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A specialty Catalan fish dish with pine nuts from the one and only Joyce Goldstein.

A specialty Catalan fish dish with pine nuts from the one and only Joyce Goldstein.

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A spaghetti hot dog bun sandwich. I kid you not. This bakery has got the strangest sandwiches ever.

A spaghetti hot dog bun sandwich. I kid you not. This bakery has got the strangest sandwiches ever.

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Steve Raichlen

Steve Raichlen's meaty, juicy Asian-style baby back ribs.

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Raspberry sorbet. With the secret ingredient of red bell peppers. Really!

Raspberry sorbet. With the secret ingredient of red bell peppers. Really!

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