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The Costco Challenge Piles of drumsticks. Vats of ricotta. Mountains of bacon. Buying inexpensive ingredients at Costco is easy; using them up is hard. But as the 7 delicious, value-conscious recipes here reveal, Boston chef Ken Oringer has plenty of big ideas.
South Africa's Value Wines Wine impresario Joshua Wesson has made it his business to seek out top values from unexpected places. He celebrates some favorite finds at a splendid dinner party in honor of a pioneering South African winemaker.
Bargains | America's 75 Best Food Buys From juicy fried chicken in North Carolina to divine duck confit in L.A., here are 75 great things to eat and cook with for $10 or less.
Baking | Short and Sweet These simple home-baked pastries epitomize old-fashioned American values—and they're excellent values themselves.
LA's New Indie Restaurants There's an alternative to the big-budget, celebrity-focused, velvet-roped restaurants for which Los Angeles is famous: casual, inexpensive, downright neighborly places with talented chefs who cook for the rich and powerful—and ordinary people, too.