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.

To create a supersimple, ultra-indulgent party snack, Nancy Silverton of Los Angeles’s Osteria Mozza spreads grissini (slim Italian breadsticks) with black-truffle butter, then wraps them in slices of prosciutto.

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Warm Olives with Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon
Credit: © Quentin Bacon
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Credit: © Marcus Nilsson
Mini Burgers & Crispy Onion Rings
Credit: © Wendell T. Webber