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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

Test Kitchen Tease

The Spice Table's Fried Cauliflower with Fish Sauce


Warning: Test Kitchen Tease snapshots may cause cravings, lip-smacking and an unshakeable desire to cook.

Fried Cauliflower with Fish Sauce

Justin Chapple

At The Spice Table in Los Angeles, 2012 F&W Best New Chef Bryant Ng serves this beer-battered cauliflower dish with a tangy dipping sauce. This week, F&W's Test Kitchen had the pleasure of giving it a test fry. The batter is made with cornstarch, beer and whipped egg whites, which create a super-flavorful crust that's perfectly light and crisp. But what makes this dish especially outstanding is the unlikely sauce. Bryant whisks Asian fish sauce with lime juice, garlic, sugar and fiery Thai chiles. The recipe is for an upcoming book project, but this weekend, try these handheld snacks from iconic chef José Andrés: Cauliflower Fritters.

Related: 2012 F&W Best New Chefs


Jose Andres’s Pepe Truck Stars at Sweetlife

Chicken Thighs

© Con Poulos / Chicken Thighs

While the first Austin Food & Wine Festival gets started today in Texas, The Sweetlife Food & Music Festival begins tomorrow in Columbia, Maryland. Billed as a sustainable celebration, the event will host both local and national artists and a “Food Forest” with a few of the best indie restaurants in the northeast making appearances including NYC’s Roberta’s and Momofuku Milk Bar. Representing DC: celebrated chef José Andrés, whose Pepe Truck will peddle Spanish-inspired sandwiches like the Pepito de Iberico with seared Iberico and Serrano ham, roasted green peppers, onions and aioli. For a dinner at home with Andrés’s deeply flavorful Spanish food, opt for his Roast Chicken Thighs with Lentil Stew and a really great playlist.

Related: More Recipes from José Andrés
Delicious Spanish Recipes
Great Food Trucks


Real Tinctures


Courtesy of Cure

Alcohol-based extracts and solutions used as curatives in holistic medicine, tinctures have been popping up on bar menus as a way to add unique flavors to cocktails—like bitters but focused on one ingredient as opposed to an herbal blend.

Cure bartender James Ives explains tinctures, plus where to go to try them >






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Godiva + Lauren Bush = Fantastic New Feed Bags

Lauren Bush with her fabulous new Godiva Feed 10 bag.

Amanda Schwab/ Starpix

Just in time for Mother's Day, Godiva has teamed up wiht Lauren Bush to offer groovy Feed 10 bags. Read more>








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Food for the new Austin Food & Wine Festival

Jonathan Waxman

© Fabrizio Ferri

The inaugural Austin Food & Wine Festival starts tomorrow and among the fantastic chefs who will be leading panels, demonstrations and events is Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto and Top Chef Masters fame. On Saturday, the man who brought California cuisine to NYC will share a few guilty pleasures at a demo called Junk Food Personified. At Barbuto, however, he focuses more on seasonally-driven Italian dishes like this Chicken al Forno with Salsa Verde. The simple roast chicken gets its flavor not from fat but from fresh lemons, frequent basting and a pungent garlicky salsa verde.

Related: Recipes from California Chefs
Healthy Italian Dishes
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