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8 Chef Upgrades for White Bean Soup

White bean soup is one of the healthier comfort food dishes out there, even when paired with fried salami or mayonnaise, as some of the chefs do here.<p>…

How Do They Get the Soup Into Soup Dumplings?

Trailblazing Chinese chef Martin Yan shows the world the secret behind classic xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, in a new video from the team behind <i>Lucky Peach</i>. Watch Yan and a dumpling chef mix the dough for the wrappers, blend the filling so that it's "very, very smooth, and very light," fill the …

5 Weeknight Dishes Great for March, From Twice-Baked Potatoes to Pork Chops

Pork chop perfection, weeknight cake (!), a meaty take on lentils, and more wonderful ways to liven up your dinner table.<p></head>Pork chop perfection, weeknight cake (!), a meaty take on lentils, and more wonderful ways to liven up your dinner table:<p>Starch de Triomphe<p>Double-baking means double the …

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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

22 Secrets That Booksellers Will Never Tell You

There's not as much order to "Phoenix" as J.K Rowling would have you believe.

Books

10 Cities Defined By Street Food

By Christina Garofalo | February 25, 2015 | 10:42am<p><i>Photos via Flickr/Maarten van Maanen & Louisa Thomson</i> <b>Travel Lists</b><p><b>Tags</b><p>india<br>• los angeles<br>• mexico<br>• new …

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The Awesomeness of Simple Puréed Soups (with 3 Recipes!)

Sometimes, the perfect dinner is a simple puréed soup. Here's how to make it right.<p>Puréed soups are simple, easy, and a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you have. They’re also a low-stakes way to experiment with new flavor combinations, colors, and garnishes. (You might just discover …

Persian chicken stew with pistachios and mint recipe

This fragrant khoresh, or Persian stew, stars golden chicken thighs in a saffron and rose-water scented broth<p>This is based on a khoresh (Persian stew) I read about in Najmieh Batmanglij's wonderful book "Food of Life", but I've messed around with the dish. It uses ingredients I love, such as …

Recipes

Short Rib Pho French Dip Banh Mi

Ahh, are you confused??<p>Yeah, so sorry! I just could not figure out a non confusing title for the recipe. It happens when you have killer fusion food …

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How to Make Tomato, Onion & Basil Pasta With Just One Pan

One pan means there's no hassle to pre-sauté your <b>onions</b>, no need to roast your tomatoes and no need to drain your <b>pasta</b>. <i>Say what? Pasta that doesn't need to be drained?</i> That's right. As the pasta cooks, it absorbs the water as well as all the flavors from the fresh ingredients. Less than 15 minutes …

9 Delicious Ways to Use This Winter Superfood: Sweet Potatoes!

<b>Oh the glorious sweet potato!</b><p>Boasting almost double the amount of fiber as regular potatoes and a bright orange hue that reflects their high beta-carotene and vitamin C content, sweet potatoes are true nutritional powerhouses. But that's not all: they're also rich in vitamin D, iron, potassium, …

12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.—especially …

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