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A Schmaltzy Glossary

Chicken: A Schmaltzy Glossary

The Jewish cooking staple schmaltz (rendered chicken fat flavored with onion) is the new "it" ingredient. Here, a glossary of essential Yiddish schmaltz terminology.

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Food Shares for Sale

Food Shares for Sale

Credibles is a crowd-funding site that allows you to invest in small or fledgling food business.

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Chefs Get Schmaltzy

The chicken sandwich at Bin 555 made with schmaltz.

The trendiest fat in restaurant kitchens isn’t butter, olive oil or even lard—it’s schmaltz, a.k.a. rendered chicken fat. Here are five creative ways chefs are using this luscious ingredient right now.

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Best New Biscuit Spots

Biscuit Takeover: Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR

Kate Krader shares the best new biscuit places opening around the country. Read more >

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Shaved Herb Snow and Other Icy Cold Garnishes

Herb snow at Niche: Flash-frozen tarragon, chives and chervil.

Chefs are experimenting with icy garnishes made from tomatoes, herbs and orangle blossom water for a burst of flavor along with a chilly, mouth-awakening sensation. Read more >

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Apple Pie for Breakfast, PB&J Porridge and More New Takes on Hot Grain Cereals

Mashed Banana & Whole-Grain Porridge recipe

Thanks to new flash-freezing technology, excellent precooked whole grains like barley, quinoa and wheat berries are super fast to make for a healthy breakfast. Read more >

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American Flavor

Ames Farm Honey's Single-Minded Beekeeper

Ames Farm Honey

If you gave Brian Fredericksen a spoonful of one of his varietal honeys, he could tell you what kind of flowers the bees were pollinating when they produced it, in what season and in what kind of weather. To most people, it would just taste delicious—as different from squeeze-bottle honey as an heirloom tomato in August is from a supermarket one in January. Read more >

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Jean & Kate Granola: From Bog to Brooklyn

Jean & Kate Granola

In 2011, Jean Devine and Kate Suhr, who met volunteering for a New York City nonprofit, began hosting monthly supper clubs at Devine's apartment in Brooklyn. One night, the menu included butternut squash bisque, mushrooms stuffed with brioche and root-vegetable pot pie, everything served on rustic clay dishes that Devine had made herself. But what the guests were still talking about weeks later was the parting gift—a little bag of homemade granola, from a recipe Suhr liked to tinker with in pursuit of breakfast perfection. Read more >

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Baking Innovators Share Recipes for Gluten-Free, Whole-Grain and Vegan Desserts

Gluten-Free Pumpkin-Ginger Cupcakes

In the quest to create gluten-free, vegan and whole-grain desserts, innovators are rethinking the way we bake with ingenious new methods and ingredients. Read More >

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Midwest Revival

Heartland Handmade: Beautiful Furniture and Accessories Made in the Midwest

Midwestern Design Shops

Chefs aren't the only talents finding inspiration in the Midwest. Here, artisans to watch from a fourth-generation carpenter to a custom furniture designer who prizes salvaged materials.

Michigan: Milled
Matt Voight, a fourth-generation carpenter in Traverse City, crafts rustic-meets-modern furniture. He makes this Carlson credenza with a combination of woods, including pine and reclaimed Douglas fir. $2,500; milledco.com

Minnesota: The Foundry
This year-old Minneapolis housewares shop carries designs from local artisans, like handmade ceramics by Ginny Sims, beeswax candles and carved wooden utensils. From $1.50; thefoundryhomegoods.com

Wisconsin: Misewell
Milwaukee brothers Vincent and Paul Georgeson design timeless pieces with clean lines, like the Sixagon stool ($350), made from recycled steel, and the walnut-and-steel Grain table ($1,775). misewell.com

Ohio: A Piece of Cleveland
Chris Kious salvages wood to make gorgeous wall panels and custom furniture. He used oak and pine from the 1920s to build the wall and ceiling at Pura Vida restaurant in downtown Cleveland. apieceofcleveland.com

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