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Haute Chef Style

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Gone are the days of sauce-splattered chefs hiding out in closed-door kitchens: With more restaurants embracing open-kitchen layouts, the chef is often as much on display as the food. On December 4 at Mercury Lounge in San Francisco, Fog City Diner executive chef and menswear designer Daniel Sudar launches his new Beyond Chef Wear line, fusing style and function for chef coats made from eco-friendly bamboo and cotton. Chef Alex Ong at Betelnut Restaurant and pastry chef Mitch Blanco at Zuni Cafe have already placed orders; Celebrity chef Art Smith and his husband are fans as well, and wore custom-tailored Daniel Sudar suits at their wedding last August. "I always want to be able to look good in my uniform," says Sudar.


Recipes

Japan's World-Class Comfort Food

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Chicken Dance spotlights a fantastic Food & Wine chicken recipe every day.

Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

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Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

As of this week, Japan holds more Michelin stars than France—even though the guide is published in France. Thirty-two Japanese restaurants earned the maximum three-star rating for 2012, while just 25 French restaurants received the honor in the most recent guide (the next version comes out in February). While these high-end restaurants are among the many reasons Japan makes an incredible destination for food lovers, the country also has an incredible knack for comfort food (see: ramen, tempura and soba). This recipe for Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with chicken, shrimp and vegetables from Chicago Chef Takashi Yagihashi makes a great intro for the home cook.

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Chicken and Kale Can Be Happy (and Delicious) Together

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Chicken Dance spotlights a fantastic Food & Wine chicken recipe every day.

Roasted Chicken with Kale

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Roasted Chicken with Kale

The Huffington Post reports that a Vermont artist whose home screen-printing business is built around the slogan ’Eat More Kale’ is under attack from the fried-chicken chain Chik-fil-A. The company claims that Bo Muller-Moore’s veggie-friendly catchphrase is too close to its own trademarked ’Eat Mor Chikin.’ We see no reason why the two slogans can’t live happily together, just like chicken and kale do in Grace Parisi’s Roasted Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Kale. The chicken’s meaty juices infuse the dark greens, creating a delicious and harmonious one-pan meal.

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Quick and Light Vinegar-Braised Chicken

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Chicken Dance spotlights a fantastic Food & Wine chicken recipe every day.

Vinegar-Braised Chicken

© Tina Rupp
Vinegar-Braised Chicken

After Thanksgiving and the requisite parade of leftovers, your stomach (and oven) deserves some down time before Christmas. These cacciatore-inspired chicken thighs are quickly braised in red wine vinegar instead of red wine, which cuts down on calories while retaining flavor. The chicken browns nicely and the vinegar reduces to a delicious glaze, for a meal that's done in 30 minutes.

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Health

Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Cranberry Panna Cotta

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Cranberry Panna Cotta

Here are some healthy ways to repurpose Thanksgiving's most common dishes, including turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.  

TURKEY

Tacos: Instead of the typical turkey sandwich, wrap the shredded meat in corn tortillas for tacos and top with any leftover vegetables that make sense to you (like green beans and corn). For a little more flavor or heat, try making one of these salsas to go with them.

Vietnamese-style sandwiches: Banh mi are a great way to use up leftover meat—topped with quick pickles, cilantro and chiles, they’re always super-flavorful. For inspiration, here’s a version that uses chicken.

Lettuce wraps:
If you’re trying to cut back on carbs, make an easy turkey salad with an herb-inflected mayonnaise dressing and use Bibb lettuce leaves for wrapping. Or, try a version of these spicy Asian lettuce cups with turkey instead of chicken.

Innovative soups:
Use the leftover turkey bones and meat to make a warming Mexican-inspired stew known as posole. You can never go wrong with a classic turkey soup. To make it less straightforward, skip the noodles and add kimchi, tofu and ginger for a Korean flavor. Or make a variation of this soothing Colombian soup.

MASHED POTATOES OR MASHED SWEET POTATOES

Make easy mashed potato cakes with olive oil, and top them with a healthy mushroom ragù. Or top a scoop of mashed potatoes with a runny egg and serve with a batch of garlicky braised kale.

Simple soup: Reheat the mashed potatoes gently while whisking in leftover turkey stock for an easy soup. Garnish with a quick herb salad.

CRANBERRY SAUCE

Reinvented condiments: Whisk cranberry sauce with mustard to use as a spread for sandwiches, or blend the cranberry sauce with jalapeños, scallions, cilantro and lime juice to taste to make a salsa for your turkey tacos (see above).

Low-fat dessert: Use the sauce to make easy panna cottas. Instead of making cranberry sauce in Step 1, blend 1/2 cup of prepared cranberry sauce into the buttermilk.

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