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food gal in Silicon Valley, CA

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Luscious duck confit wings at the adorable little Thistle Cafe.

Luscious duck confit wings at the adorable little Thistle Cafe.

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Portland, Ore.

Portland, Ore.'s Gilt Club grills up double cheese burger sliders. Can't eat just one.

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Coconut Bliss is the name of this brownie. And boy, is it ever.

Coconut Bliss is the name of this brownie. And boy, is it ever.

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These piggy pops are made with plenty of artisan bacon and buttery toffee. How adorable are they? Very!

These piggy pops are made with plenty of artisan bacon and buttery toffee. How adorable are they? Very!

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When visiting a restaurant named for a specialty rum, you gotta order a cocktail, don

When visiting a restaurant named for a specialty rum, you gotta order a cocktail, don't ya?

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"Ginormous Biscuits.

"Ginormous Biscuits.'' Just try to resist a name like that.

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Steve Raichlen

Steve Raichlen's Thai grilled chicken, heady with lemongrass, curry and ginger.

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A zesty, Asian-inspired, homemade steak sauce that dances on the palate.

A zesty, Asian-inspired, homemade steak sauce that dances on the palate.

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Like having David Chang in a jar. New Momofuku prepared sauces to cook with.

Like having David Chang in a jar. New Momofuku prepared sauces to cook with.

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Apple-caramel empanadas -- made with store-bought dough that

Apple-caramel empanadas -- made with store-bought dough that's as buttery and flaky as homemade.

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The fabulous pork burger with romesco at Lucques restaurant. Learn to make it at home.

The fabulous pork burger with romesco at Lucques restaurant. Learn to make it at home.

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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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