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Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing

By Eric Silverstein Chef Eric Silverstein is the founder and owner of The Peached Tortilla in Austin, Texas. He recently released his first cookbook, “The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food

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Chef Sohui Kim on Motherhood & Restaurant Ownership

Sohui Kim knows a thing or two about juggling acts. The Korean-born, Bronx-raised immigrant chef and mother of two is in the midst of building a small empire of restaurants in

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Shit Happens: Life as a Food Editor with Chronic Stomach Problems

Diarrhea. It’s probably not the first word you’d expect to read on a site that celebrates food, but I do hope—for the sake of your appetite and my now questionable

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Beyond the Impossible: Can Meatless Burgers Satisfy Your Shame?

In the world of meat alternatives, the Impossible Burger is still relatively new, and continues to show up in more and more stores and even on fast food menus—Burger King

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Lidia Bastianich Takes Us Through the History of Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e pepe is a social media sensation. Everywhere you look, there are live-action pasta lifts or perfectly backlit shots of creamy, bespeckled, oh-so-twirlable mounds of this classic pasta dish.

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The Passover Food at New York’s Breads Bakery Is a Revelation

For the best Passover seder food, New York’s, Breads Bakery should be on your bucket list. Passover is undeniably a tough time for bakers and their fans. As much as anything, a

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How Orangetheory Helped This Food Editor Get Back in Shape

Much to the frequent envy of family, friends, and colleagues, I was blessed with a decent metabolism. It no longer lends itself to the skin-and-bones frame of my youth, but

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Who Really Invented Sloppy Joes?

Some foods are saddled with unfortunate names. Other foods, though they may be delicious, have the bad luck to look pretty terrible. And then there are those humble underdogs that

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She’s New Orleans’ Biggest Praline Producer and You Don’t Know Her Name

It is without a doubt that Louisiana is one of America’s truest treasures. The creation and influence of jazz and bounce music has influenced American music in some of the

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What Is Bulletproof Coffee and Is It Actually Good for You?

Like green juice or a wheatgrass shot, bulletproof coffee is both a beverage and a lifestyle statement. A mixture of coffee, butter (sometimes ghee), and coconut oil (or MCT oil), this

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New Orleans On a Roll: The City’s Classic Sandwiches

New Orleans is, among many other things, a great food city. Drilling down a little, it’s a particularly great sandwich city. From Mardi Gras to any given Monday, you can

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A Case Study in Cocktails: New Orleans Is Home to Some of the Longest-Standing Classics

New Orleans might not lay direct claim to being the birthplace of the cocktail; the credit is a contested one involving matters of semantics and publication. Where the subject is

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The History of Jambalaya

Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and, as with most other things, my first thoughts revolve around food. Because Mardi Gras is nearly synonymous with Louisiana (at least in

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How Moon Pies Became a Mardi Gras Tradition

Mardi Gras is synonymous with certain foods and places—king cake and New Orleans top the list, of course. Most people probably don’t think immediately (if at all) of MoonPies and

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The History of Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake is an equal parts vivacious and mysterious confection with Southern pedigree. Or is it Victorian? No, no, of course something as enigmatic as Red Velvet Cake could

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This President’s Day, Raise a Glass from The Original Presidential Winery: Jefferson Vineyards

Many Americans blessed (or afflicted) with wine obsession can summarize the cause of their wine fever in one simple phrase: time spent in France. OG Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was

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Why Do We Give Chocolate On Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, which means I should probably start thinking about what I’ll give my wife. Maybe some flowers; they’re pretty, just like her. Or

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Eat Like a Local at Atlanta Airport

Airport food doesn’t always have to be greasy fast food, pre-packed sandwiches, and run-of-the-mill chain restaurants. Over 100 million passengers fly through the world’s busiest Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport each year, and they

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The History of Buffalo Wings

Super Sunday is fast approaching, which means football playoff parties are in full effect. If there’s one dish that has become a signature football meal, it’s Buffalo wings. So, in

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Chef Eric Ripert Talks Caribbean Cooking, Adventurous Eating, and His Prediction for 2019’s Biggest Food Trend

It is all too common for us to welcome a new year by restricting food intake, adopting fad diets, and ultimately failing at both of these endeavors. At Chowhound, our

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The Biggest Food Trends of 2018

Another year, another set of hot new trends in the culinary world. And no, that doesn’t include Tide Pods (we do have some standards here at Chowhound). But you will

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