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Rao’s Marinara Sauce

Mere mortals can’t get into Rao’s Italian restaurant in New York City. The closest most of us will get to the experience is to buy a jar of their famous marinara sauce. READ MORE

Venti Nonfat G-String Latte

According to a piece in The Seattle Times, the “sex sells” idea is running rampant through the suburban Seattle coffee trade. You might get confused if you went to buy caffeine or a new push-up bra. READ MORE

Modern Potluck

Feed a crowd with recipes from some of CHOW's favorite chefs. READ MORE

K-Fed: Bring Tha Noize!

Recording artist Kevin Federline is starring in a controversial new commercial that is part of Nationwide’s “Life Comes at You Fast” campaign. READ MORE

One Double No-Fat, Almond-Flavored, Hold-the-rBGH Latte, Please

With some potentially enormous economic and public health stakes on the line, Starbucks is poised to embrace milk free of the bovine growth hormone rBGH. READ MORE

Grimace Unbound

Where did Grimace go? McDonald’s keeps the purple blob in the closet these days—perhaps because of his shady past? READ MORE

Sweet As Pie

Bring me your butter, your lard, your rolling pins yearning to celebrate National Pie Day. READ MORE

The Tragedy of a One-Note Chowder

The New York Times has put together another one of its brilliant half-tragic, half-fascinating stemwinders — this time about the decline of traditional Maine fish chowder. READ MORE

Stop, Thief!

Is it acceptable to eat off other people's plates? READ MORE

Paddling Padma

New York Magazine has a tasty little item this week about Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. The overall theme: faint praise and implicit disrespect. READ MORE