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Quail in Muscatel at the oldest winery in Victoria, Australia.

Quail in Muscatel at the oldest winery in Victoria, Australia.

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Spectacular duck with caramelized fennel -- from a chef who was just named one of Food & Wine magazine

Spectacular duck with caramelized fennel -- from a chef who was just named one of Food & Wine magazine's top toques of the year.

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The secret to this great summer corn salad? A drizzle of balsamic.

The secret to this great summer corn salad? A drizzle of balsamic.

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Meet real wasabi. How do you do!

Meet real wasabi. How do you do!

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A creamy, rich panna cotta made with an ingredient that has more than twice the live and active cultures of yogurt.

A creamy, rich panna cotta made with an ingredient that has more than twice the live and active cultures of yogurt.

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Creme fraiche panna cotta with plum soup -- one of many spectacular eats at the StarChefs Rising Star Chefs gala.

Creme fraiche panna cotta with plum soup -- one of many spectacular eats at the StarChefs Rising Star Chefs gala.

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Focaccia baked with fresh Bing cherries, rosemary and a touch of sea salt.  Perfect for any meal of the day.

Focaccia baked with fresh Bing cherries, rosemary and a touch of sea salt. Perfect for any meal of the day.

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A chocolate saffron donut? You bet!

A chocolate saffron donut? You bet!

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The natural sweet starch from kabocha helps thicken the sauce in this irresistible pork stew until it

The natural sweet starch from kabocha helps thicken the sauce in this irresistible pork stew until it's creamy and luscious.

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Marinated striped bass with compressed strawberries and caviar -- from Rising Star Chef Louis Maldonado of Aziza restaurant.

Marinated striped bass with compressed strawberries and caviar -- from Rising Star Chef Louis Maldonado of Aziza restaurant.

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An assortment of sushi at a restaurant that

An assortment of sushi at a restaurant that's a favorite of the San Jose Sharks hockey team.

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A Napa Valley winery tasting room that

A Napa Valley winery tasting room that's like no other. Enjoy a sip, glass or bottle in a most eclectic setting.

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A tale of two empanadas -- Argentinian and Puerto Rican.

A tale of two empanadas -- Argentinian and Puerto Rican.

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Riesling and a touch of heavy cream make this one luscious chicken stew.

Riesling and a touch of heavy cream make this one luscious chicken stew.

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Leave it to Thomas Keller to come up with the world

Leave it to Thomas Keller to come up with the world's most expensive cake mix.

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Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman's quick and easy Asian salad

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Greek moussaka made easier and lighter tasting. From Sara Moulton

Greek moussaka made easier and lighter tasting. From Sara Moulton's fab new cookbook.

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Sara Moulton talks about life after Gourmet magazine and how she found out the dreaded news that the beloved magazine would be folding.

Sara Moulton talks about life after Gourmet magazine and how she found out the dreaded news that the beloved magazine would be folding.

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Sensational macarons and imported candies of every imagination await at this sweet store.

Sensational macarons and imported candies of every imagination await at this sweet store.

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A little dab of sweet potato dusted with matcha ends a lovely meal at this unique Japanese restaurant.

A little dab of sweet potato dusted with matcha ends a lovely meal at this unique Japanese restaurant.

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Asian pork spareribs worth gnawing on.

Asian pork spareribs worth gnawing on.

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How I gave $1 million to this recipe for mini cookie ice cream cups.

How I gave $1 million to this recipe for mini cookie ice cream cups.

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Luscious pork belly -- cooked sous vide, then served with wonderful farro risotto.

Luscious pork belly -- cooked sous vide, then served with wonderful farro risotto.

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San Francisco Bay Area restaurants celebrate spring with lamb and asparagus. One featured dish is roasted leg of lamb.

San Francisco Bay Area restaurants celebrate spring with lamb and asparagus. One featured dish is roasted leg of lamb.

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A wine-tasting in the Napa Valley like no other -- complete with gourmet smoked salmon-chevre canapes and other gourmet eats.

A wine-tasting in the Napa Valley like no other -- complete with gourmet smoked salmon-chevre canapes and other gourmet eats.

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Would you believe you can turn Pillsbury refrigerated biscuit dough into pillowy, steamed Chinese buns? You can!

Would you believe you can turn Pillsbury refrigerated biscuit dough into pillowy, steamed Chinese buns? You can!

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Blondies with the irresistible combination of maple syrup, rum, butterscotch chips and cocoa nibs. Bet you can

Blondies with the irresistible combination of maple syrup, rum, butterscotch chips and cocoa nibs. Bet you can't have just one.

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Celebrate Pi Day with a slice of Key Lime pie.

Celebrate Pi Day with a slice of Key Lime pie.

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My love affair with Chinese pork buns.

My love affair with Chinese pork buns.

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Celebrate asparagus, strawberries and other bountiful pleasures of spring at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Celebrate asparagus, strawberries and other bountiful pleasures of spring at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

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Peet

Peet's introduces its first new coffee blend in years. Who wants to try some?

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It took awhile, but it was worth it -- making all 50 pork buns by hand using David Chang

It took awhile, but it was worth it -- making all 50 pork buns by hand using David Chang's "Momofuku'' recipe.

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Creamy clam chowder in a crusty sourdough bowl. Perfect for -- what else -- National Clam Chowder Day.

Creamy clam chowder in a crusty sourdough bowl. Perfect for -- what else -- National Clam Chowder Day.

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My ode to jarred black bean sauce. Yes, the stuff in the jar. Use it on pork, shiitakes and Brussels sprouts for this amazingly easy dish.

My ode to jarred black bean sauce. Yes, the stuff in the jar. Use it on pork, shiitakes and Brussels sprouts for this amazingly easy dish.

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