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Hot, Bitter Horseradish Tears

New York's The Pickle Guys have been making pickles - and horseradish - since 1910. Around Passover, things really heat up: they produce barrels and barrels of fresh horseradish.


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Getting Steamed Up Over the Best Milk for Coffee

Most of the latte you buy at a coffee shop is, as the name implies, milk. Serious shops know the importance of sourcing or making dairy and non-dairy milks that are truly worthy of topping your perfectly-pulled espresso.


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Up with Switchel, Herman Melville’s Energy Drink

Somewhere between a vinegar shrub and modern ginger ale there was switchel - a ginger-apple cider vinegar-sugar drink, beloved by New England farmers and other 17th century types. Now this heritage beverage is being made again.


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Doughnuts for Groughnups

Elevating the humble breakfast snack to a sophisticated dish and pushing the dough-envelope with savory and booze-infused offerings.


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The Value of Four-Dollar Toast

High-end toast has become a major trend in San Francisco. Is that natural for the local, artisan food movement or evidence that the city's tech elite will gentrify anything, even toast?


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Sniffing Out the Secrets of the Truffle Brothers

Truffles are one of the rarest and most expensive foodstuffs in the world - but what makes these earthy little mounds dug up out of the dirt into the very essence of luxury cuisine?


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Designing the World’s Best Pizza Box

Most of us would be more interested in what is inside a pizza box, but Scott Wiener is obsessed with innovation in the design of the box itself.