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Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

Kitchen Trash

How to Make a Deviled Ostrich Egg (Hammer Required)

The week in weird food news: One humongous deviled egg, a $100 grilled cheese sandwich and a fork that makes food taste better. 

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The Reformed Jewish Deli

The Reformed Jewish Deli

Local ingredients, international inspirations and house-made everything are the hallmarks of the new ultra-creative Jewish cuisine. Here are three places to find it.

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Supermarket Sleuth

A Shockingly Good New Vegan Mayo

Last winter, I had the opportunity to visit my very first food lab—Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco—where they were putting the finishing touches on their new egg-free mayonnaise, Just Mayo.

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America's Most Wanted

A Brilliant Barbecue Sandwich for Vegans

At Charleston’s Butcher & Bee, chef Michael Shemtov has brought barbecue to vegans with his pulled-squash sandwich.

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America's Most Wanted

The Ultimate Cuban Sandwich by Way of Portlandia

At Bunk, Portland’s temple of sandwich worship, chef Tommy Habetz Portlandizes the classic cubano. 

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Food & Wine Diet

Broccoli Sandwich with a Bright, Crisp White

These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (a 5-ounce glass has anywhere from 110 to 150 calories)—all for 600 calories or fewer.

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America's Most Wanted

How the Bäco Came to Be

Josef Centeno's Bäco

Chef Josef Centeno on the origins of his famous flatbread-taco hyrbrid, the Bäco.

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Wine Wednesday

Grilled Cheese and Wine

Mario Batali's Mortadella and Cheese Panini

Mortadella and Cheese Panini; © Con Poulos

Imagine a world without cheese—no pizza, no mac and cheese, no cheeseburgers, no cheesecake, no grilled cheese. It would mean the disintegration of society as we know it! The end of the world! Possibly the complete implosion of the entire known universe! Well, thankfully, ExxonMobil has patented the process of “cheese fracking,” insuring that none of us will ever face a future sans cheese. And that means we can go merrily on pairing wine with our grilled cheese sandwiches. And that, my cheese-fanatic friends, is a big relief. "American cheese and white bread. Shouldn’t be scoffed at, even by foodies, and never scoffed at by seven-year-olds." »

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Grace in the Kitchen

Sardines, My Solitary Pleasure

Open-Face Sardine Sandwiches with Tangy Aioli  // © Sally Gall

Pair these simple open-faced sandwiches with a fresh, lemony white like an Albariño. / © Sally Gall

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.

Oh, Costco, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: Chinese sausages, chapati flour, Israeli quark, Lundberg rice (at a fraction of retail) AND eight packs of Season brand sardines packed in olive oil (yay!). My go-to quick meal often includes opening a tin of sardines, mixing them with some type of onion and mayo or mustard and slapping it on grainy crackers. These open-face sandwiches are definitely a more complex step up but still fast, easy and supernutritious. After my long Saturday morning runs, this so totally hits the spot. My kids aren't convinced (neither is my husband, but at least he doesn't wrinkle his nose), so I tend to enjoy them in relative solitude, which is all right by me, especially after a long run.

It doesn't hurt to wash it all down with a cold, crisp IPA or two—I especially like Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada—but then the whole solitude thing can seem a little depressing (by appearances only). I'm reminded of MFK Fisher (that goddess) and how she prepared herself elegant meals that she enjoyed with wine all by herself. SEE RECIPE »

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taste test tuesday

Taste Test: Best Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwich taste test: Foodtown


Ice cream sandwiches combine two irresistible desserts into a tasty handheld package. Food & Wine editors sampled some of the most popular brands on the market to find the best >


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