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‘Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent’ Sizzles With Culinary Intrigue

Chef Jeremiah Tower may not be a household name like Alice Waters, even in California where he once made history. But if you’ve ever eaten a fine meal in a

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Mexico in Three Regrets

1/12 CANCUN 1997 We’re on our honeymoon. Perry and I got married last month at an art gallery in Chicago; we had a Southeast Asian theme and served lemongrass Kamikazes

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Slow Cooker Bourbon Ribs for Father’s Day

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.

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Slow Cooker Red Pepper Butternut Squash Soup

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. This week I was going to attempt a hard-core

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7 Cool Twists on Homemade Ice Cream

For years, ice cream shops have been pushing the flavor envelope. Consider Secret Breakfast, a boozy bourbon ice cream with cornflake crunch (San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe), rosemary–olive oil (Atlanta’s Morelli’s

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Erik Ellestad’s Atholl Brose Cocktail

One great guest bartender, one amazing cocktail—it’s just another Thirsty Thursday here on CHOW. This week: Erik Ellestad of The Coachman, a bar and restaurant that are part of Charles

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Making It: Mariko Grady and the Gentle Art of Koji

1/6 The craft food revolution has given us an amazing array of pickles, jams, beers, and sweets to gush over, but what about the people who make them? Turning a

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Chili

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. This rich, smoky chili is a family-pleaser for the

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David Lebovitz and the Paris That Is

There’s this conversion story about French food in the 20th century: American goes to France, tastes an oyster or a sole meunière and becomes a convert—pow!—eyes open, taste buds open,

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The Day Paul Kahan Showed Up and Made Crudo

“I’m planning to hack up a fish and then do very simple sliced crudos,” Paul Kahan says, right after he’s hoisted a couple of ingredient-filled Lexans past the security guys

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Turns Out Tech Bros Love Cookies That Keep Them Wired and Working

Akiva Resnikoff started this company, The Cookie Department, like five years ago in California and the idea was to do functional foods in cookie form. You know functional foods: chocolate

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Adoboloco Hot Sauce Is Our Favorite Burrito Blaster

John: A few years back, Tim and Summer Parsons of Maui started homeschooling their three kids. Their edible education curriculum called for expanding the garden on their half-acre plot. “Everybody

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Hand-Juice and Heart at a Korean Restaurant on the Fringe

1/12 Sunhui Chang had a catering company called Kitchen Dick Road. He was driving around up in Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula, and he saw a street sign: Kitchen-Dick Road,

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Spring Food Fests Coast to Coast

We’re smack in the middle of spring, and that means the 2014 growing season is well under way. Asparagus, artichokes, rhubarb, and strawberries are all showing up at a farmers’

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Seeking the Soul of American Food at Pebble Beach Food & Wine

1/24 This guy in a suit is leaning up against the wall and he’s absolutely hammered—like, reeling drunk—and he’s got his nose in a glass of Pinot (or something) and

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What Kind of Food Has Meaning?

My grandma was a really terrible cook, but she could bake. She made angel food cake with chocolate glaze that tasted the way playground bark smells, only sweet. And she

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Kosher Soul: Michael W. Twitty on Freedom, Diversity, and the Passover Table

Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrating a journey of emancipation, symbolized by food on the Seder plate. That’s fertile ground for a culinary historian who also happens to teach Judaic

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Make Your Own Nacho Cheese Crackers

In part one of my cracker-making exploration, I showed you how to make classy Free-Form Herb Crackers to serve with cheese. Here’s how you make my other current favorite, sort

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CSA 2.0, the New Generation of Produce Boxes

Community-supported agriculture subscriptions have been around since the ’80s, but they’ve become increasingly popular over the last decade. Now, an inspiring crop of online options has made CSAs customizable in

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4505 Meats, Opening Soon on Divisadero to Blow SF’s Mind

Good meat is a defining amenity of cities these days. There are butcher shops where you can buy goat chops, and restaurants where poutine comes with blood-pudding gravy, and tartare

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Hudson Standard’s Pear Shrub, My New Cocktail Crush

Shrubs are homey drinking vinegars, tonics in the general sense of things consumed to invigorate. You can sip them straight, I suppose, though most people add fizzy water, or booze,

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