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Taylor Swift Inspired This Filipino-Born Baker’s Dream

By Marc Cuenco

Traditional Filipino desserts with a modern twist are on the menu at Baking with Ish.

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Meet “Chopped” Winner Chef Carlos Anthony of San Diego’s Herb & Wood

By Marc Cuenco

Attention to detail is the ingredient to success for Chef Carlos Anthony. Just ask him about his oxtail gnocchi which takes four people and three days to make.

stephanie izard with another chef and a tray of ribs

Top Chef Stephanie Izard Gets Curious on Tastemade

By Sarah Strong

In Chef Stephanie Izard’s new Tastemade show “The Curious Chef,” she’s putting aside competition in search of inspiring home cooks across the country.

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This Theme Park Maven Turned Her Passion into Words

By Elizabeth Hazard

A new cookbook devoted to theme park food? Why yes, and there’s even a recipe for a corn dog!

Humberto Raygoza

Living the American Dream, and Its Name is Chorizo

By Marc Cuenco

A love for family, food and culture led Huberto Raygoza to create his booming LA business, The Chori-Man.

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A Philly Bagel Master Holds Forth on Love and Dough

By Nina Derwin

A bagel called Gemini. A yeast starter named Helen Mirren. There’s a lot of great storytelling going on at Korshak Bagels.

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There’s A New Bird on the Block in Greenwich, CT

By Sarah Strong

Hospitality veteran Ben Pote is elevating the rotisserie chicken beyond dinner afterthought at the new fast-casual spot Wildacre Rotisserie.

Sophie + Rory

A Father-Daughter Duo Brings Good Spirits to the Hudson Valley

By Nina Derwin

With a focus on the farm-to-table movement, this family-run business made a bet on historic restoration and really good bourbon.

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A Pie Story Decades in the Making

By Marc Cuenco

Pastry Chef Kira O’Donnell Babich put her dreams on hold and closed her bakery for 10 years. Now she’s back and busy making pies.