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Hot Coffee Meets Haute Couture

Cup Couture’s new Cupcoat is threatening to make drab java jackets yesterday’s news. Or is it?

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An Equal-Opportunity Food-Lover

Achewood, the wildly popular online comic, regularly references obscure cheeses and molecular gastronomy. So why did its creator decide to fill his first cookbook with recipes “for guys who have one pan and one electric burner”?

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A Whiff of Change for Asia’s Forbidden Fruit

The New York Times reports that a Thai government scientist has come up with a version of the usually rank durian fruit that smells as mild as a banana.

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Redeeming Fish and Chips

British food, long the subject of jokes and disparagement, has a new champion and its own day in the sun.

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The Colonel’s Got Competition

Great eats in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Sweet or Salty?

Black licorice can go both ways.

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Baked Treats Around Jackson Heights

Hound-worthy pastry twists at Monika, alfajores at Aqui Colombia, and empanadas and sweets at Aires del Sur.

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Sweetness and Soy at Kyotofu

Japanese staples and seasonings transformed into elegantly wrought sweets.

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Superior Calzone in Carroll Gardens

Lucali’s has won a lot of fans with its well-crafted brick-oven pizza, and it turns out a calzone that’s just as good.

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Gorgeous Gyros in the Village

Meaty, spicy gyros and terrific tzatzikióin platters or pita sandwiches are the draw at Karavas.

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Uncle Mina Goes Chula

A Brooklyn Middle East update: Uncle Mina, Mazzat, Yemen Cafe, and Sweet Arayssi.

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Bye-bye Lawn, Hello Basil

Seattle residents are skipping the lawn in favor of herbs and vegetables. Is the Victory Garden making a comeback?

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Jesus Catches the Wave

Coca-Cola would prefer you not see an Italian film featuring Jesus drinking a Coke.

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You Won’t Miss the Meat

With this veg menu, go herbivore for a night.

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Farmers’ Market Fraud?

That farmers’ market bunch of carrots with the greens still on and the smear of dirt on the side, is it really farm fresh and locally grown? The London Times investigates.

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Adults Only

How to politely tell guests not to bring their kids.

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Candy’s Black Sheep

Salty, medicinal black licorice won't satisfy your sweet tooth, but you might like it anyway.

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Drive-Through Sous Vide and Tamarind McRibs?

Fast-food insiders predict that we’ll soon see exotic new spices, complex cooking methods, and even molecular gastronomy at chain eateries.

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Good Taste in Advertising

London gets the world’s first edible billboard, but it doesn’t last long.

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Hard-core Thai Boat Noodle Quest

Boat noodle is a Thai specialty not for the easily frightened, a soup that’s deeply beefy and funky.

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Almond Croissant Taste Test

Some of our dedicated Chowhounds hit up every pastry joint they could find in search of the best almond croissant in the Bay Area.

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