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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are all kinds of delicious, but the trick is getting your paws on some green tomatoes. If you grow tomatoes–or know someone who does–then you can fry up all the end-of-season tomatoes that won’t have time to ripen and have yoursel READ MORE

Pollo Pibil

Pollo pibil is a Yucatecan dish: chicken marinated in achiote paste and sour orange juice and baked in banana leaves. ... READ MORE

Defrosting Your Brain

If you’re a slushy drink lover but hate that ice-pick-though-your-skull feeling, try taking a sip of warm water right after it hits. There’s an artery in the back of your throat that constricts, causing the brain freeze, explains Biggie. ... READ MORE

Spread Em!

As the weather cools, hounds chime in with their favorite toasted bread and spread combinations: Portuguese sweet bread, lightly toasted with fresh butter goes so well with a cup of coffee, sighs chowdear. ... READ MORE

Paula Deen: Pied Piper?

Ratings are down at the Food Network, with established stars leaving for greener pastures. Hoping to attract younger viewers, the network’s pinning its hopes on—Paula Deen? READ MORE

Semi Homemade? SUPER Homemade!

Brit site Pimp My Snack proves that there’s something strangely alluring about a handmade 2-foot-long Pocky stick, a quart-sized gummy Coke bottle, and a pizza-sized Oreo cookie. READ MORE

Virginia Chowconnaissance: Two Days in High Gear

There are three modes of dining: going to a known place, taking a random stab and hoping for the best, and chowconnaissance. READ MORE

The Continuing Saga of Chorizo Quest

For those just tuning in, rworange is in the process of checking out the chorizo at all the Mexican markets from Richmond to Pinole. ... READ MORE

Go See Al

An excellent option for locally grown produce is Al’s Fruit Stop, says Melanie Wong. “Celebrity” tomatoes, grown organically in a Geyserville garden, are $1.50 a pound. Al also has locally grown lemon cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes. ... READ MORE

Stealth Fries at Cafe Mogador in the East Village

Cafe Mogador makes killer french fries, but you won’t find them on the menu among the tagines, kababs, hummus, and other Moroccan and Mediterranean chow, says Wallace Stevens. ... READ MORE