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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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From Vermont with Love

Instagram + Vermont + food + cats  = @careynotcarrie a.k.a Carey Nershi. The creator of the blog Reclaiming Provincial, Carey packs her Instagram feed with food and feline-filled photographs that have a soulful, rustic aesthetic. From her cantaloupe, basil and Lillet popsicles in a bowl of ice to her red bell pepper, lemon and basil sodas, Carey's photos make us wish we were right next to her in Burlington, Vermont.

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F&W Photo Tour

A Local’s Guide to Copenhagen

Cinnamon Buns at Meyers Bakery

For an insider view of the world’s most beautiful and exciting travel destinations, F&W asked our favorite photographers on Tumblr to show us their cities.

F&W follows Pernille Zierau Larsen on Instagram and Tumblr for her black-and-white (or barely-colored) Copenhagen imagery. And for the pug shots. Larsen snaps her dog Woody in various situations, like riding in a bicycle basket staring at the road ahead, and slips those moments into a feed of graphic lifestyle pics. The result feels highly-curated and naturally Scandinavian. “To me, less is more,” she says. For aspiring photographers, she recommends focusing on one interesting element in the frame. “Things don’t necessarily have to be in the center—try shooting the same subject from different angles,” she adds. Click through Pernille’s F&W Photo Tour: Copenhagen. And, below, find her insider picks for the best cinnamon buns and Scandi shops in her city.

Favorite Copenhagen restaurants. Two things come to mind. The indie restaurant Manfreds & Vin for beef tartare with watercress and toasted rye bread. And the beautiful restaurant Mother, which serves the most delicious stone-oven-fired pizza: "Burning Love" with mozzarella, potatoes, fried onions and smoked pancetta.

Best Copenhagen bakeries. Meyers bakery has the best cinnamon buns. Brød bakery makes the most wonderful buns and chocolate croissants.

Essential Copenhagen coffee shops. Original Coffee is low-key, with a great interior and I always stop by for a flat white when I’m in the neighborhood. Riccos is right around the corner from my house, and the place I go for a latte to-go.

Go-to Copenhagen bars. Mexibar is a fun and quirky bar for old-school, colorful drinks. Malbeck Winebar is a beautiful, rustic wine bar with a nice selection of wines, especially reds, which are powerful and intense. Paté Paté is also great for wine—I like the Riesling Kung Fu Girl from Columbia Valley. Dyrehaven is a hip, young bar—ideal for a beer.

Beautiful Copenhagen shop. COS is a Scandinavian clothing line with simple, sleek and clean-cut lines. It’s classic, feels very high-end and the quality is great. I almost never leave the COS store empty handed.

Ultimate Copenhagen souvenir. I would invest in some Danish design, whether it be a graphic print to hang on your wall, a design object for decoration or some ceramics for the kitchen. Illums Bolighus and Stilleben are both great places to get items like this.

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Blogger Spotlight

Naturally Ella’s Fastest Dinner Recipes and Tips for Food Bloggers

Erin Alderson, author of Naturally Ella

For her blog Naturally Ella, Erin Alderson writes about vegetarian foods; she also helps aspiring food bloggers design their own sites through her company Wooden Spoons Kitchen. Read more »

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Supermarket Sleuth

Baker's Delight

F&W food editors apply their incredible cooking knowledge to explaining what to do with a variety of interesting ingredients.

Baking with chocolate has come a long way since Etienne Guittard started his company in California nearly 150 years ago. Then, recipes simply called for chocolate; they didn’t even specify “dark,” as milk chocolate hadn’t been invented. Nowadays, recipes usually specify semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, and many are starting to call for chocolate with specific percentages of cacao. Guittard’s three new fair trade–certified bars , called the Collection Etienne, cover all the bases for bakers: There’s semisweet at 64 percent, bittersweet at 70 percent and unsweetened chocolate at 100 percent. All three offer deep, lush chocolate flavor, and the two-ounce bars, packed three to a box, are easy to snap off and use ($7 for six ounces). www.guittard.com/
If you need some inspiration, here are three of my favorite chocolate recipes:
Salted Fudge Brownies
Chocolate Soufflé Sundae
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Cocoa Nib Whipped Cream

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Best Cookbooks of All-Time

The Book That Changed How America Cooked

The French Laundry Cookbook

Getting a chef to pick a favorite cookbook is like asking a parent to choose her most-loved child. But F&W pressed great cooks around the country to reveal their top picks of all-time.

Chef: Michael Voltaggio

The Book: The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller, 1999

The French Laundry Cookbook changed everything in America,” Voltaggio says. “My mom bought it for me when I was an apprentice at The Greenbrier hotel, my first important job. It was unlike any other book by an American chef. You opened it and it made you start dreaming immediately about what you could do. It wasn’t just a book, it was a new standard, a new goal line for everyone else to aim for. The scary part is that now people cook out of it regularly at home. The other day I gave a regular customer a vacuum-sealed bag of our short ribs, with instructions on how to simmer them in a pot of hot water on his stove. He replied, ‘Can’t I just put it in my immersion circulator?’”

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