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Behind the Scenes

Inside Lollapalooza’s Chow Town with Jane’s Addiction and Chef Graham Elliot

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Chef Graham Elliot hand-picks the food vendors at Lollapalooza's Chow Town.

Chef Graham Elliot at Lollapalooza; © Ashley Garmon

“Our burgers have quail eggs and we have lobster corn dogs with lemon aioli,” says Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction and the founder of Lollapalooza, a three-day music festival that starts tomorrow and has over 50 food vendors curated by chef Graham Elliot in an area called Chow Town. Read more here>

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Grace in the Kitchen

Flex Your Mussels

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Mussels with Crème Fraîche, Jalapeños and Cilantro // © Stephanie Foley

This casual riff on classically French mussels with white wine uses cilantro, jalepeños and lime. / © Stephanie Foley

Food & Wine's senior recipe developer, Grace Parisi, is a Test Kitchen superstar. In this series, she shares some of her favorite recipes to make right now.

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly mussels can be transformed from hard little nothings to soft, delicate yummies. Sometimes, though, the "French" thing with white wine and herbs is just too effete, and I want something more un-French—like pickled jalapenos, lime juice and cilantro. Yeah, this does have crème fraïche, but sour cream is just as good. SEE RECIPE »

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Johnny Iuzzini's Food RIde

Food-Hunting Road Trip Part II: In Which Johnny Injures His Wrist and Disaster Threatens His Bike

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Johnny Iuzzini on a Mustang

Courtesy of Johnny Iuzzini

 

In part II of Top Chef Just Desserts judge Johnny Iuzzini's cross-country motorcycle road trip, he gets injured and loses track of his beloved bike. What will happen next?

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Grace in the Kitchen

Dasvidaniya Vietnam

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Moscow Banh Mi // © Con Poulos

This riff on a classic Vietnamese sandwich uses classic borscht ingredients like chopped beets and horseradish mayonnaise. / © Con Poulos

Food & Wine's senior recipe developer, Grace Parisi, is a Test Kitchen superstar. In this series, she shares some of her favorite recipes to make right now.

Honestly, what's better than a sandwich? It's the most efficient vehicle for total food-to-face delivery. It seems, though, that every storefront houses either a burger joint, cupcake café or Vietnamese sandwich shop. Though I will never get tired of traditional banh mi, I was looking for something different when I came up with this riff, which uses quick-pickled carrots, beets and horseradish—classic borscht ingredients—to make a clever and unusual Moscow Banh Mi. SEE RECIPE »

Related: More Satisfying Sandwich Recipes
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Taste Test Tuesday

Best Greek Yogurt

Full-Fat Fage Greek Yogurt

Full-Fat Fage Greek Yogurt

Indulgently thick, with up to double the protein of traditional styles, Greek yogurt now rules the dairy aisle. With so many brands dabbling in the strained category, choosing one can seem daunting. Food & Wine sampled a heap of plain-flavored supermarket offerings that ranged from non to full-fat in order to find the most luscious, satisfyingly tangy options available. The results. »

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