Food & Wine Best of the Best, Volume 16 (2013): The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine

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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking ahead; Hungarian
    • Ingredients: bacon fat; onions; sweet Hungarian paprika; beef chuck roast; black peppercorns; beef stock; caraway seeds; boiling potatoes; carrots; red bell peppers; tomatoes; lard; all-purpose flour; marjoram
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Main course; Summer
    • Ingredients: eggplants; black peppercorns; lamb loin chops; thyme; dry white wine; tomatoes; basil; mint; garlic
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    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Main course
    • Ingredients: pork rib chops; black peppercorns; thyme; rosemary; thick-cut bacon; leeks; brandy; pork stock; sage; Dijon mustard; crème fraîche
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    • Categories: Stocks; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: black peppercorns; onions; celery; carrots; bay leaves; thyme; meat of your choice; meat bones
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: blue cheese; shallots; tomato paste; Aleppo pepper; veal rib chops; cherry tomatoes; sherry vinegar; basil
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Sauces for meat; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: maple syrup; prepared horseradish; oranges; soy sauce; thyme; sage; Worcestershire sauce; black peppercorns; beef rib-eye steaks
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Appetizers / starters; Lunch; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: zucchini; lemons; panko breadcrumbs; butter; egg yolks; dry white wine; basil; parsley; shrimp; black peppercorns
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  • Chicken paillards with pancetta & sage
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; sage; pancetta; shallots; thyme; dry white wine; chicken stock; black peppercorns
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Side dish; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: pine nuts; shallots; basil; Parmesan cheese; Champagne vinegar; black peppercorns; red onions; baguette bread; fingerling potatoes; haricots verts; baby greens
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  • Borscht
    • Categories: Soups; Entertaining & parties; Other Jewish holidays; Spring; East European; Jewish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; beets; carrots; celery; beefsteak tomatoes; allspice berries; dill seeds; bay leaves; parsley; dill; thyme; Tuscan kale; green cabbage; black peppercorns
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors; Jewish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: egg yolks; spicy brown mustard; lemons; canola oil; red potatoes; scallions; parsley; red onions; black peppercorns
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties; Hanukkah; Other Jewish holidays; Jewish
    • Ingredients: onions; chicken livers; bay leaves; thyme; quatre-épices; scallions; schmaltz; hard-boiled eggs
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Canadian
    • Ingredients: smoked paprika; black peppercorns; coriander seeds; garlic powder; beef hanger steaks; thyme; bacon; salami; Chinese black vinegar; Champagne vinegar; veal demiglace; chives; Maldon salt
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  • Carrot, avocado & orange salad
    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic; Maldon salt; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; dried pequin chiles; carrots; oranges; avocados; cilantro
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  • Roasted peanuts with rosemary & garlic
    • Categories: Snacks; Entertaining & parties; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: garlic; Spanish peanuts; Maldon salt; dried pequin chiles; rosemary
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    • Categories: Salads; Main course; Summer
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; Maldon salt; anchovies; basil; croutons; whole chicken; black peppercorns
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Stuffing; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Side dish
    • Ingredients: red onions; garlic; thyme; double cream; Italian sausages
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: pork shoulder; fatback; nutmeg; fennel seeds; dried pequin chiles
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course
    • Ingredients: slab bacon; Spanish onions; garlic; tart apples; Merlot wine; apple juice
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    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Dessert; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: butter; all-purpose flour; granulated sugar; eggs; lemons
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    • Categories: Crumbles, cobblers, crisps & bettys; Dessert; North African
    • Ingredients: ground cardamom; heavy cream; blackberries; lemons; vanilla beans; sugar; unbleached all-purpose flour
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Quick / easy; Dessert; Cooking ahead; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: ground cinnamon; cake flour; ground cardamom; butter; granulated sugar; sour cream; honey
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Cooking ahead; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: Dutch-process cocoa powder; instant yeast; dark chocolate chips; turbinado sugar; heavy cream; unbleached all-purpose flour
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  • Creole brownies
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Dessert; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Cajun & Creole
    • Ingredients: butter; unsweetened chocolate; sugar; eggs; all-purpose flour; cocoa nibs; heavy cream; dark chocolate; chicory coffee
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  • Kachin chicken curry

    • chawkins on January 29, 2016

      Healthy, quick, easy and tasty. I used skinned whole drumsticks, did not include the skins for the steaming, did not hack the drumsticks into pieces because my husband does not like bone shards. Steaming time recommended was way too long, even with whole drumsticks, 45 minutes was more than enough.

  • Soy-sake salmon with almond fried rice

    • lkgrover on October 09, 2022

      Delicious salmon & rice with Asian flavors.

  • Hungarian goulash

    • pattyatbryce on January 17, 2022

      Very good flavor. EXCEPT... I thought it had way too much carrot. The sweetness didn't help.

    • Acarroll on November 09, 2021

      I've never had goulash before, but my husband is Hungarian and said it reminded him of his childhood. The flavors were great, but cooking time was way off. When I followed the recipe, the vegetables were still crunchy and the meat was very tough. I simmered on low for several hours to get the meat tender. I didn't add the hot paprika because I didn't have any, but I think a little heat would have been nice.

  • "BLT" mac & cheese

    • jhallen on April 17, 2021

      This is a good recipe, but for me, the kale on top didn’t work out well at all - it became charred and tough and did not taste good with the rest. Also, it fills more than the 9x13 pan called for. Made it a second time without the kale and split it between 2 bake dishes and it was great.

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  • ISBN 10 1932624597
  • ISBN 13 9781932624595
  • Published Aug 01 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 280
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Food & Wine Books
  • Imprint Food & Wine Books

Publishers Text

Every year, the FOOD & WINE Test Kitchen evaluates over 150 cookbooks to select the 25 best. These are those award-winners. This year’s Best of the Best collection celebrates winning dishes from superstar authors such as Michael Symon, Ming Tsai and April Bloomfield, among others.

BONUS—a never-before-published recipe from each author, plus great advice on accessible wine pairings. These are the kinds of superstar chef recipes that any cook would love to make, and they can!



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