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Life Is Beautiful Presented by Renaissance Hotels
Advertorial content: Las Vegas is home to a culture all its own—one that's constantly shifting with the passing of time. The Vegas of yesteryear is still alive and well: showgirls roam the streets, Elvis impersonators can be found on the Strip at...
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Bad Seed's Chili Granola
by Jenny Miller Occasionally an idea comes along that's so good it seems astounding nobody's thought of it before. This just happens to be the case with Chili Granola, a new product from Brooklyn-based company Bad Seed—a joint endeavor helmed by...
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Becca Punch of The Musket Room, NYC
Just a few blocks from the perpetually busy corner of Houston and Lafayette in NYC's SoHo neighborhood lies a tranquil outpost for New Zealand cuisine that channels the calm reserve of the island nation. Just four months after opening in October...
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The Cookbook by London's BBQ Experts, Pitt Cue Co.
While grilling meat over an open flame might be humanity's first foray into cooking, it's a style in which we have stopped striving for perfection—that perfect balance of smoke and sweetness is all due to the flame, the cut of the meat and the grillmaster...
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Five Creative Cookbooks
Cookbooks (like their literary counterparts) tell a story; years of experience and wisdom are offered as the author guides readers through unusual pairings, a surprising use of a fresh herb, a favorite wine and more. Recipes stand as guidelines...
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Flavo{u}r 21
Taking risks in the kitchen is one of the great joys of cooking at home. Chef, restauranteur, consultant and flavor expert Laura Santtini's unique products have held the attention of our tastebuds for some time—from her vegetarian Umami paste (made...
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CHI, Beijing
So far in Beijing, the exploration of culinary culture has mainly moved on the boundaries of regional ethnic food. Spicy Sichuan delicacies—which used to have a strong grasp on the capital’s food scene in the past decade—passed the torch to the natural...
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Cool Hunting Video: John Daley of New York Sushi Ko
John Daley—chef and co-owner of the newly opened New York Sushi Ko on the Lower East Side of New York City—spoke with us while prepping for a night's omakase service. Daley, who cut his teeth at some of the most notorious Japanese restaurants in...
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Rene Redzepi: "A Work in Progress"
Packaged together with a cheerful yellow band, the three volumes of Rene Redzepi's latest cookbook are almost sculptural, but it is what is inside that is most intriguing. Unlike more traditional food publications, "A Work in Progress" puts emphasis...
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Miss Lily's Jerk Marinades
The beloved Caribbean oasis in New York City's NoHo, Miss Lily's, recently released a trio of their treasured Jamaican barbecue sauces and marinades—each made with all-natural ingredients including habanero chilies, brown sugar, scallions, cumin...
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Perceval 9.47 Table Knives
When Michelin-starred chef Yves Charles couldn't find a table knife to match the caliber of his cooking, he decided to make one. Inspired by the pocket knives carried by many of his compatriots—and the 9.47% ABV wine Charles and his friends shared...
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Interview: James Ferguson and Kieran Clancy
by Emily Millett Infamous in some circles for bland curries, mushy peas and cardboard steaks, the Brits are currently in the midst of a culinary revolution. Helping the nation shake off its bad gastro reputation are epicurean innovators like chef...
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Interview: Chef Edward Lee
by Stephen J. Pulvirent You might remember Chef Edward Lee from his stint on Top Chef Texas, but that's hardly the most interesting thing about him. The Brooklyn-born chef actually honed his skills in some tough New York kitchens before a road...
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Find. Eat. Drink.
Whether it's in search of unknown design talent at Milan Design Week or visiting London to learn about the latest in car culture, it seems we find ourselves working out of hotel rooms or on airplanes nearly as much as we do behind our desks at CH...
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Chefday
In a city notoriously limited on space, many New Yorkers prefer to keep their pantry shelves stocked with bottles of booze over a full run of spices. To play to the sporadic nature of home cooking in the Big Apple, a trio of French friends and...
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Interview: CJ Jacobson
by Vivianne Lapointe A former volleyball player, cancer survivor and Top Chef alum, Chef CJ Jacobson has been around the world twice and lived many lives. Shortly after coming back from an apprenticeship at Denmark's Noma—owner of two Michelin...
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Le Fooding Brooklyn Fling
In "a quest for the taste of our times," French output Le Fooding returns to New York for another culinary bash. This year's festivities, which span five days of well designed events, pay homage to city peripherals around the world. From East London...
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Eggs on a Plane
On the ground or in the air, properly cooked eggs present a challenge to be mastered. Helen Davey worked for many years as a Pan Am stewardess, and her account of a harrowing experience making fresh scrambled eggs for an entire plane yielded impressive...
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Ripe
In follow-up to "Tender", his dedicated volume on vegetables, London-based food writer Nigel Slater turns to the fruit section of his garden in "Ripe". The beautifully photographed tome serves as a comprehensive primer on 23 types of fruit and...
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Petrossian Caviar Master Class
Often regarded as the ultimate indulgence, caviar consists of non-fertilized, salted sturgeon roe. The prehistoric sturgeon has become a significant symbol in Russian culture, but the depletion of the once-prevalent population in the Caspian Sea...
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Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Kitchen Tools
We were recently invited down to check out the Cayman Cookout taking place at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman, and we jumped at the chance to talk to some of the world's top chefs. In our latest video we learn a little bit about what makes a good...
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QOOQ
Scaling back the general capabilities of all-purpose tablets, the French-made QOOQ (pronounced "cook") delivers a highly specialized kitchen assistant. The recently upgraded model is about to hit the U.S., and, while it doesn't set out to revolutionize...
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Taste #5 Umami Far Eastern Vegetarian Paste
Giving her "little tube of magic" new meat-free appeal, London-based restaurateur and flavor specialist Laura Santtini recently teamed up with renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa to create Taste #5 Umami Far Eastern Vegetarian. This savory, garlic-based...
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VOLT ink: Recipes. Stories. Brothers.
The day before Michael and Bryan Voltaggio's collaborative new cookbook VOLT ink. hit the shelves this week we talked over a delicious lunch at chef George Mendes's Aldea. Sharing a meal with the Voltaggio brothers is a lens into their worlds and...
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