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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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6 Ways to Make Stuffing

6 Ways to Make Stuffing: Smoky Chorizo Stuffing

The one thing all delicious Thanksgiving stuffings or dressings have in common is, actually, nothing. They can be made with any kind of bread or no bread at all. They can be studded with everything from sausage to pecans to oysters to fennel. They can be baked in a casserole dish or oven-safe skillet or muffin tins or not baked at all. Here are six of the best ways to make this essential Thanksgiving side dish. Read more >

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6 Meat Packaging Claims That Don’t Mean What You Think

Contrary to what some vegans believe, we meat lovers are not—at least not necessarily—indifferent to the evils of commercial meat production. We don’t sit around thinking of ways we can make pigs miserable. We want them to be happy, at least until we eat them. But the meat business, ever resourceful and pressed by hard times to sell more and more, has come up with a handful of claims with which to assure us. Some, like “organic beef,” have specific and rigorous qualifications. Others are largely bogus. For example: All Natural. This one is so vague that I wonder how I could ever have been convinced by it...Read more >

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7 Ways to Use Ketchup

Mama Chang's Stir-Fried Shrimp and Scallions

Ketchup is classic with burgers and fries, but home cooks and superstar chefs alike have devised clever methods to leverage its sweet-and-tangy flavor. Here are seven ways to cook with ketchup, from a classic Chinese-American stir-fry sauce to Jacques Pépin’s glaze for chicken livers. Read more »

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7 Ways to Upgrade Pie

Pecan Pie with Candied Ginger and Rum

At Boston’s Eastern Standard, pastry chef Lauren Kroesser is updating homey desserts for fall, offering sweets like a butterscotch bread pudding with salted caramel, or her rich pumpkin crémeaux with maple, pomegranate and goat cheese. But she is a pie lady at heart: “It’s my favorite thing by far to make and eat,” says Kroesser. “I love fruit pies and grew up making them with my mom. We would go up to Goodale Orchards in Ipswich every fall and pick apples and get doughnuts. Then we’d make crisps and pies.” Read more >

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F&W Book Club

Pie Lessons from Brooklyn’s Baking Stars

A writer test drives an awesome new cookbook about baking pies.

Here’s why you should study 71 pages dedicated to the art of making pie: The writers of the new cookbook, The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop, have been baking pies since they were old enough to stand. Read more >

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New Slideshow

DIY Holiday Food Gift: Lemon Marmalade

Homemade Marmalade

This delicious marmalade from Rachel Saunders takes three days to make, but the end-result is worth it: A big batch of perfectly balanced sweet, bitter and tart marmalade. Here, photographer Christina Holmes makes the F&W recipe and captures the process in a step-by-step guide. New Slideshow: How to Make Lemon Marmalade

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Italy’s Most Famous Pizzaiolo Judges New York's Top Pies

Gabriele Bonci on a six-pizzeria tour of New York.

During a recent New York City visit to promote his new book, Pizza: Seasonal Recipes from Rome’s Legendary Pizzarium, Italy’s most famous pizzaiolo, Gabriele Bonci, judged local versions of Italy’s most famous export. Read more >

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10 Ways to Use Leftover Pie Dough

Perfectly Flaky Yogurt-Butter Pie Dough

If you’ve ever made a pie from scratch, you know that there’s always some dough leftover. Don’t let it go to waste! Here, some fun (and delicious) uses for those unavoidable scraps. Read more >

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6 Things Every Bacon Lover Needs to Know


Writer Josh Ozersky could never figure out why people boast about their love of bacon. What’s special about that? Everyone loves bacon. It’s a substance so intensely and unfailingly pleasurable that only the most insensate of beings could fail to enjoy it. But loving it isn’t the same as understanding it. And it really deserves to be understood. Here are six facts that constitute the beginning of bacon wisdom. Read more >

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The Coolest Butcher Shops

Washington, DC's Red Apron

Here are just a few things you can do in a butcher shop these days: Get married; have a launch party for the cookbook Pure Vegan. (It sounds like an SNL skit featuring Stefon a.k.a. Bill Hader sharing details with Seth Meyers about a new club, but it actually happened at L.A.’s Lindy & Grundy.) And drink lots of lager in an adjoining German-style beer garden. These are the coolest butcher shops in the country right now. Read more >

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