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Rockenwagner’s Bakery Rises a Second Time: 3 Square

The folks of Rockenwagner have opened up another bakery-café: Three Square. Those who love their bacon-cheese twists and pretzel twists: be psyched. READ MORE

The How-Tos of Browning Meat

Recipes often begin by ordering you to brown meat or poultry, before any braising or roasting or suchlike. READ MORE

Smoked Mackerel

Mackerel is high in healthful omega-3 fatty acids, and smoked mackerel is delicious, on its own or used in recipes. READ MORE

Monkey Bread

Monkey bread, a.k.a. bubble bread, is usually a sweet yeast bread on the order of sticky buns. READ MORE

Grazing in the Garden

Using fresh flowers as a garnish is a very effective (and delicious!) way to gussy up a dish. READ MORE

Those Cephalopods

Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish get a bum rap from a lot of folks, but that’s only because a lot of folks don’t know how to cook ‘em. READ MORE

Out of the Crate

Pork-industry giant Smithfield Foods agrees to phase out one of its most notoriously cruel factory-farming practices. READ MORE

Gastrosexuality

In a post that launched some interesting discussion on Serious Eats, Adam Roberts of Amateur Gourmet asks, “Does Cooking Make You Gay?” READ MORE

Top Spoiler

An errant and temporary article on Food & Wine’s website reveals the winner of Top Chef. READ MORE

The Zagat Facade

_Slate_’s Bryan Curtis went out to dinner with Tim and Nina Zagat, and—brace yourself—it was awesome! READ MORE