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Trendspotting: Healthy Splurges

Health-minded foodies are discovering virtuous new ways to get their tender beef, crispy cookies and cheesy-eggy bread puddings. And they're keeping fit by baling hay or picking fruit at new rustic-luxe farm stays.

Top Chef Top 10: Carla Hall Famed for her "Hootie-hoo!" whoop, the beloved Top Chef contender from Washington, DC, shares 10 of her obsessions and explains why she likes to lose a Top Chef challenge every once in a while.
Fast Food vs. Wine: A Calorie Contest Ray Isle rounds up fast food favorites and their caloric equivalents in wine. (Calculations based on 5-ounce glasses; all wines below are 14.5 percent alcohol.)
Breanne Varela's Healthy Desserts Pastry chef Breanne Varela is known for killer doughnuts and cookies. F&W makes her best dessert recipes easier and healthier.
Jennifer Nettles's Playlist Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles sees a strong link between cooking and music: "Both food and music have what I call terroir, like wine. The place where you're from ends up being a part of the music. It also shows up in the food." She shares her own eclectic party playlist, with selections ranging from Al Green to Coldplay, below.
Healthy Eating Strategies: How Wonderful Meals Made Me Thinner A formerly overweight food writer tells how he lost 25 pounds through his own healthy eating strategies: by thinking more—not less—about what he was putting in his mouth and figuring out how to eat "wonderfully but not fat-fully."
Food Philanthropy: Feel-Good Restaurants Even selfish people will love the food at these Bay Area restaurants, but philanthropic sorts will especially appreciate their meals.
Smart New Wine Innovators F&W's Megan Krigbaum tracks down an expert wine tour guide, a brilliant sommelier-turned-inventor and a new online wine shop with super-value bottles.
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

For the newest season of his outstanding TV show, British chef Jamie Oliver is taking his food revolution to the streets of Los Angeles. F&W has the very first look at his recipes.

J. Morgan Puett: A Curator of Food Curiosities

J. Morgan Puett practices what she calls "creative domesticating," giving dinner parties a fun conceptual spin and turning the food in her refrigerator into an art installation.

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