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I Love Ya, Tamari (and Other Steamed-Veggie Drizzles)

Tamari, tahini, sherry vinegar, and Philippine kalamansi sauce are among the recommended toppings for steamed vegetables.

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Another Reason to Lay Off Short Ribs

A major new study shows that older women who eat even tiny daily portions of red meat can more than double their breast cancer risk.

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How Are Nonalcoholic Beer and Wine Made?

Secrets of fake booze revealed.

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Biscuit of the Gods

The May edition of Fine Cooking has a stellar biscuit recipe, proving the magazine’s worth.

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High-Tech Road Gear

This month’s Bon Appétit writes up a surprisingly sweet collection of high-class travel gadgets.

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Not Your Average Java Blast

Coffee, as in that humble, American-style cuppa joe, is getting some of its own back at Groundwork and Kaldi’s.

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Where Your Skewers Await

Good things come on sharp sticks at Koshiji, a Little Tokyo joint.

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VN Chow Is in the House … or at Least the SGV

Newish in Alhambra, Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa is straight-up representing Vietnamese food in the San Gabriel Valley.

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The Kebab Around the Corner

The modest little Green Leaf Super Market dishes out surprisingly good South Asian grub.

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A Haute Hunger-Awareness Campaign

Foodie events to benefit world hunger are nothing new, but the latest puts a unique spin on things: It introduces both celeb chefs and gastronomes to the taste of food rations.

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One for the Road

Indiana police nail the “Gin and Tonic” Bandit.

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Hershey and Cadbury, No Love

Speculation that Hershey might merge with British confectionery Cadbury was dispelled on Sunday. No chocolate crème egg kisses for us.

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All Hail Rhubarb!

Fine Cooking does a fine job of hailing one of spring’s least appreciated ingredients in its May issue.

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Naked Gefilte

A photo essay showing the Passover fish dish made from scratch.

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An (Ancient) Roman Holiday

Flirting with both brilliance and pomposity, Food & Wine re-creates the famous last meal of Roman satirist Petronius.

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Sample-itis

How many samples can you ask for before you buy something?

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Heart of Dark Chocolate

An anatomically correct sculpture of Jesus is causing an uproar in New York City. The catch? It’s cast not in bronze or plaster, but in chocolate.

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Bouchon Bakery’s Lobster BLT

Sweet lobster, salty/smoky bacon, tarragon aioli, and garden-fresh tomato and lettuce on a rich brioche.

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Beyond Cheesecake at Cascon

Cascon Cheesecake wants everybody to know it’s not just about the cheesecake.

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Sausage Soup, Ginger Vodka, and Other Russian Comforts

At the Oceanview Cafe and the Anyway Cafe.

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Latin Sandwiches, Uptown and Down

For a delicious and filling meal, get a Cubano and a bowl of mondongo (tripe soup).

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