F&W talked to top chefs around the country to learn everything from the quickest way to prepare chicken to the must-have condiments that make almost any dish instantly delicious.

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Slow-Braised Short Ribs with Spinach
Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer
Pan-Seared Sausages with Apples
Credit: © Marcus Nilsson
Smoky Tomato Soup with Maple-Candied Bacon
Credit: © Anna Williams