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Creamy peanut butter, roasted salty peanuts, and your favorite jelly combine in this delightful Martha Stewart treat.

Creamy peanut butter, roasted salty peanuts, and your favorite jelly combine in this delightful Martha Stewart treat.

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Valrhona chocolate bars put to the test.

Valrhona chocolate bars put to the test.

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Heritage Duroc hogs make for the meatiest bacon ever.

Heritage Duroc hogs make for the meatiest bacon ever.

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Five new burgers to drool over, including this one made with juicy, tender prime beef.

Five new burgers to drool over, including this one made with juicy, tender prime beef.

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Blueberry-flavored fizzy water, anyone? It WILL make you smile more.

Blueberry-flavored fizzy water, anyone? It WILL make you smile more.

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A slice of lovely apple cake a day keeps you very, very happy.

A slice of lovely apple cake a day keeps you very, very happy.

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Infused vodka from Oregon

Infused vodka from Oregon's Bendistillery.

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Michael Chiarello

Michael Chiarello's short ribs, and his take on "Top Chef Masters.''

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Coming to your neighborhood soon -- Kara

Coming to your neighborhood soon -- Kara's Cupcakes new mobile van. Yes, baked goods take to the road.

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Fresh figs with Serrano ham. Just part of the gourmet grub the folks at Facebook get to eat daily.

Fresh figs with Serrano ham. Just part of the gourmet grub the folks at Facebook get to eat daily.

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Meet Regina -- a simple, thoroughly delightful, Italian cookie.

Meet Regina -- a simple, thoroughly delightful, Italian cookie.

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Filet mignon that actually has a robust, rich taste. The secret? It

Filet mignon that actually has a robust, rich taste. The secret? It's bison.

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This Kobe beef burger has 126 percent of your daily allotment of saturated fat. But boy, is it worth it!

This Kobe beef burger has 126 percent of your daily allotment of saturated fat. But boy, is it worth it!

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This lovely peach cake is so easy to make that it

This lovely peach cake is so easy to make that it's, well, a piece of cake.

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A special blend of coffee that brews up hope and prosperity for girls in need across the globe.

A special blend of coffee that brews up hope and prosperity for girls in need across the globe.

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Remembering Julia Child and her classic tomatoes provencal.

Remembering Julia Child and her classic tomatoes provencal.

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Q&A with the new chef de cuisine at the French Laundry.

Q&A with the new chef de cuisine at the French Laundry.

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Patients at Stanford Hospital now enjoy a new gourmet option -- fresh, organic soups made by a local chef.

Patients at Stanford Hospital now enjoy a new gourmet option -- fresh, organic soups made by a local chef.

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A celebration of figs in San Francisco.

A celebration of figs in San Francisco.

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The verdict on the offerings at the newest cupcake bakery in town.

The verdict on the offerings at the newest cupcake bakery in town.

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Saffron gives this simple pasta dish a vibrant hue. Recipe by acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Saffron gives this simple pasta dish a vibrant hue. Recipe by acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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Caramel cupcake from the newest cupcake bakery in town.

Caramel cupcake from the newest cupcake bakery in town.

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A savory bread pudding that

A savory bread pudding that's crispy on the outside, and nearly souffle-like on the inside. Recipe from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

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Indulge in a fresh-baked blueberry shortcake -- for a worthwhile cause.

Indulge in a fresh-baked blueberry shortcake -- for a worthwhile cause.

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The slightly naughty secret ingredient in Silver Moon

The slightly naughty secret ingredient in Silver Moon's ice creams and sorbets? Shhh, it's high-end liqueurs.

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The best corn bread recipe? It comes from, of all places, Spago.

The best corn bread recipe? It comes from, of all places, Spago.

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The secret to the best tasting caramelized scallops? Brine them first. That tip from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

The secret to the best tasting caramelized scallops? Brine them first. That tip from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

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One of San Francisco

One of San Francisco's swankiest restaurants celebrates its fifth anniversary with a birthday tasting menu. Ahi tartare, anyone?

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Wake up on Sundays to decadent lobster salad and other luxurious dishes at the new Village Pub brunch.

Wake up on Sundays to decadent lobster salad and other luxurious dishes at the new Village Pub brunch.

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Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller's version of the classic pineapple upside-down cake. A sneak peek at a recipe from the upcoming Ad Hoc cookbook.

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Take pineapple vodka, pineapple juice, and kaffir lime leaves. Shake vigorously for this cool, icy cocktail.

Take pineapple vodka, pineapple juice, and kaffir lime leaves. Shake vigorously for this cool, icy cocktail.

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What do you get when you tweak a Gourmet recipe? Something even better -- a cake so loaded with fruit that it

What do you get when you tweak a Gourmet recipe? Something even better -- a cake so loaded with fruit that it's nearly a pie.

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Not your usual banana muffin. Not when you first take whole bananas in their skins and roast them until they turn as black as night.

Not your usual banana muffin. Not when you first take whole bananas in their skins and roast them until they turn as black as night.

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The secret to the juiciest shrimp ever? Revving your oven to 450 degrees to cook them in.

The secret to the juiciest shrimp ever? Revving your oven to 450 degrees to cook them in.

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