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Miso Dressings

Dressings flavored with miso are great on everything from green salads to grilled veggies. All the favorites are incredibly easy to prepare–just whisk everything together thoroughly. Here are some of ‘hounds’ favorite recipes. ... READ MORE

Sweetened Chestnut Puree

Sweetened chestnut puree, sold in tins and jars and usually imported from France, is a luscious ingredient. Here are some great uses for the stuff: ... READ MORE

Daring to Durian

musky, grassy, oniony, and overwhelming. It’s like “some freaky-deaky intimate experience that I can’t get out of my head,” says raj1. It looks like a giant predator fruit from the planet Zorkon. “It’s like eating your favorite ice cream on the toilet,” READ MORE

Best Potato Chips Anywhere

Some potato chips you can get everywhere, but the chips made with attention and care tend to be only locally or regionally available. frenetica fondly remembers Brannigan’s Roast Beef & Mustard chips and Walker’s Lamb & Mint “Posh Chips” from her time i READ MORE

Mouth vs. Mouth

OK, all you Food Network wonks, go ahead and power up your TiVos, TiFauxs, or dinosaur VCRs: Rachael Ray and Giada De Laurentiis are facing off on Iron Chef America. READ MORE

I’ll Pay You to Kill My Steer

Free-range and grass-fed animals are big with consumers. So why won't most American slaughterhouses kill them? READ MORE

Small Servings = Long Life?

Eat less and live longer? Interest in calorie restriction is on the upswing—particularly if actual starvation isn’t on the menu. READ MORE

You’d Better Be Anorexic

Is eating really slow rude to your fellow diners? READ MORE

How to Make Vinaigrette

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Pimp Your Burger

Mix-ins, not toppings, turn ground beef into the best burgers. READ MORE