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Move Over Cupcakes! Check Out Dominique Ansel’s Religieuse

2012_11_09-Religieuseedited.jpgWhen pastry chef Dominique Ansel was preparing to open his own bakery, he toyed with the idea of baking cupcakes. Then cheesecake. Finally, he chose to forge his own way with a few French pastries underrepresented in American bakeries. And the star of his efforts are the adorable religieuses, essentially stacked cream puffs. It's his American spin on the pastry that sets these apart — he decorates them, in the most sophisticated way, as pumpkins, bunnies, and Santas. You have to see these! More


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Trendspotting: Carrots Take Center Stage This Fall

2008_12_04-SanRafael1.jpeg Carrots, the once humble vegetable of school lunches or quick dinner sides, are making a major statement this fall. High-end chefs who might normally feature a nice cut of meat or hand-rolled pastas are featuring heirloom carrots front-and-center on their nightly menus. Perhaps you've started seeing different varieties at your farmers market or grocery store. Why the shift in popularity now? More


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Trendspotting: Carrots Take Center Stage This Fall

2008_12_04-SanRafael1.jpeg Carrots, the once humble vegetable of school lunches or quick dinner sides, are making a major statement this fall. High-end chefs who might normally feature a nice cut of meat or hand-rolled pastas are featuring heirloom carrots front-and-center on their nightly menus. Perhaps you've started seeing different varieties at your farmers market or grocery store. Why the shift in popularity now? More


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Soy Alternatives: Substitutes for Tofu, Miso, Soy Sauce and More

2012_08_06-tofu.jpgIf you're allergic to soybeans or want to reduce your consumption of soy for other reasons, foods like tofu, miso, and soy sauce are out. A soy-free diet can be even harder if you're a vegetarian or vegan. Check out this list of soy alternatives and leave your own suggestions in the comments. More


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Soy Alternatives: Substitutes for Tofu, Miso, Soy Sauce and More

2012_08_06-tofu.jpgIf you're allergic to soybeans or want to reduce your consumption of soy for other reasons, foods like tofu, miso, and soy sauce are out. A soy-free diet can be even harder if you're a vegetarian or vegan. Check out this list of soy alternatives and leave your own suggestions in the comments. More


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Hot Chocolate and Whiskey? Yes, Please! Hot Cocoa & Kilbeggan Whiskey Recipe — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

2012_11_05-Cocoa01.jpgOn one of my very first forays into journalism, I was tasked with interviewing some local Atlanta lifestyle celebrities about comfort foods and one interview in particular has stuck with me. This week it once again popped into my mind giving me the ideal drink idea for our 10- Minute Happy Hour. More


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