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Why Phase Out "Chowhound" Brand?

Hi Mark, it's been great working with you these past few years! Wishing you lots of New York deliciousness.

Aug 12, 2014
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Underrated Cuisines?

Most people know the really obvious Filipino dishes (adobo, pancit, lumpia) but there are a lot of fresh, delicate things from the Philippines that general eaters overlook: ceviche-like kinilaw, macaron-like silvanas, delicate polvoron. It's a misunderstood cuisine (or cuisines, since there are so many regional variations) and completely underrated.

Aug 06, 2014
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Cocktails for Tourists: 6 San Francisco Places You Can Sip

Aug 01, 2014
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My Chowhound Wedding

This looks amazing!

Jul 29, 2014
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Killer Kebabs for the Rest of Summer

Jul 24, 2014
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Scotch Whisky Cocktail Ruffles Your Hair

Jul 19, 2014
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Do You Need a Pricey Culinary Degree to Be a Top Chef?

No, Sarah reports that Keller is self-taught, and is a supporter of CIA (even though he didn't study there).

Jul 10, 2014
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California's Oldest Farmers' Market Is Diverse and a Tad Funky

Thanks for applying your eagle eye, Caitlin.

Jul 09, 2014
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Tisha Cherry's Instagram Food Portraits Are Amazing

Nice.

Jul 07, 2014
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Pizzas Built for Summer

This is a good one (ignore the grilling part, if you like)
http://www.chow.com/recipes/24529-bas...

Jun 30, 2014
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Pizzas Built for Summer

Thanks. Oh, you know: Try to write "One hears pizza, one thinks cheese that flows like..." and it sounds a bit freshman English composition class. Actually, my days, starting in the mid-'80s, making pizzas at Greens restaurant in San Francisco inspired it. Same vintage as McNair, different source.

Jun 30, 2014
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Pizzas Built for Summer

Grazie

Jun 28, 2014
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Father's Day, Table for One

Jun 13, 2014
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Mexico in Three Regrets

Jun 05, 2014
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Berries Are Back! Make One of These Amazing Tarts and Pies

May 30, 2014
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Watch These Cool Animated GIFS of Nachos Being Made

And you get big points for following orders so well. Thanks.

May 27, 2014
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Watch These Cool Animated GIFS of Nachos Being Made

May 27, 2014
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Smoke and BBQ, California Style

Ha! I actually Google searched Harrison and Pynchon to find out if they ate (eat) meat but came up blank. So thanks for setting the record straight.

May 21, 2014
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10 Reasons to Hella Love Food in Oakland Right Now

Yes, this is how it reads: "Also in Temescal, Chef Preeti Mistry draws a diverse crowd for her modern twist on chaat and other Indian-influenced dishes at Juhu Beach Club. In West Oakland, Tanya Holland pays homage to soul food at Brown Sugar Kitchen.."

May 17, 2014
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It's Taco Tuesday! Make These Pan-Fried Tilapia Tacos

Yeah that's inexcusable; we bought ours from Whole Foods. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/...

May 14, 2014
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We Asked Chowhounds for Crazy Stuff to Put on Fries

Aw, it's baek-kimchi!

May 10, 2014
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We Asked Chowhounds for Crazy Stuff to Put on Fries

Foie is illegal in California Kris.

May 10, 2014
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David Lebovitz and the Paris That Is

May 09, 2014
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The Day Paul Kahan Showed Up and Made Crudo

May 08, 2014
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Hand-Juice and Heart at a Korean Restaurant on the Fringe

I think so; not sure which days though. The story links to the restaurant's site.

Apr 30, 2014
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Turns Out Tech Bros Love Cookies That Keep Them Wired and Working

Apr 29, 2014
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What Kind of Food Has Meaning?

Thank you!

Apr 12, 2014
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Making Matzo Ball Soup for Passover with the Wise Sons Deli Guys

Don't cry, please! It looks like perhaps you didn't chill your stock long enough to solidify all the fat: The one in our photos chilled overnight in the fridge, and you can see how white and solid the fat became. Also, don't expect the broth to be perfectly clear, like consommé: a little cloudiness is a fine thing for home-style soups.

Apr 12, 2014
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Making Matzo Ball Soup for Passover with the Wise Sons Deli Guys

You can simmer the matzo balls in the chicken soup, definitely: Sorry we didn't make that clear.

Apr 12, 2014
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What Kind of Food Has Meaning?

Apr 11, 2014
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