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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.

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.
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.