Better-Than-Chipotle Burrito
This is not a hate on Chipotle, because boy do I love the stuff, but when I was asked to create a burrito recipe, I couldn't help but try and replicate theirs. I based this recipe exactly off my order at Chipotle — a chicken fajita burrito — and I did the leg work and interviewed a former employee of the chain to get the scoop. That's when I learned that Chipotle is so good, they even keep most of their recipe secrets from their employees, too. Because of that, a lot of this was based off of instinct, but I was happy to hear that my burritos tasted even better than Chipotle's.  Click here to see 6 Burrito Recipes: Simple or Sophisticated, You Decide.
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Gai Yang
In 1988, my father, Bruce, sold his restaurant Rose et LeFavour in St. Helena, Calif., and took off to spend his first of several winters in Bangkok. He rented a small house on a dirt street, Soy Pra Atit, just four blocks away from the Bang Lamphu shopping district. On the hottest days, tired from studying Thai at the language school, he would walk down to a takeout restaurant in that neighborhood where they cooked and sold only one item — gai yang. (The literal translation of gai yang is "cooped chicken" as opposed to gai ban, which means "yard chicken.") He’d stand in a long line to order and then hang around for 15 to 20 minutes while the chickens grilled over a big charcoal fire. The wait was worth it. Half a large chicken, blistered and juicy, was 18 baht (50 cents), a whole was 30 baht (80 cents), and each order came with a cup of sauce and a large scoop of jasmine rice. He ordered his chicken cleaved into wonderfully irregular bony bits, and that’s how I recommend you do it here. Click here to see 15 Great Grilled Chicken Recipes.
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Offer this leaner version of "wings" when you host the next big game night. Careful, though, they might disappear before the coin toss. Serve with our expert chef’s Herbed Blue Cheese Dressing for a more nutritious take on the classic dipping sauce.
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I've never been one to detox. The idea of a juice cleanse gives me chills, salads are a bore, and I'm downright offended when I see meal replacement shakes masquerading as actual sustenance. If anything, I'd rather just scale down to something simple after an indulgent meal: soup, a hunk of crusty bread, a slab of cheese, and two or three tangerines. This meal epitomizes my moderation-and-not-deprivation mantra. Light and flaky white fish (I used cod, though you could use tilapia, halibut, catfish, or anything else, really) is married with the best of the waning season's flavors: the viscous kiss of maple, the licorice perfume of fennel, the savory, garlic-bitten chard. It's a delicious post-holiday meal that just so happens to be nutritionally sound. No matter how much you indulge in the end of the year's holiday treats, it's important to remember that even after that extra helping of gravy-doused turkey or buttery mashed potatoes, starvation is not the answer. With flavorful and wholesome cooking, you can eat still complete meals without worrying about the dreaded unbuttoning of the pants. Click here to see Simple Ingredients Made Spectacular. 
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Long-Grain Rice
In Midtown Manhattan, you’ll see (and smell!) chicken and rice carts on almost every city street. Office lunchers and late-night eaters alike love the chicken-and-rice platters (which rarely cost more than $5) as hearty and spicy meals on the go; we’ve replicated those Styrofoam-packaged meals here.
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Frita Cubana Burger
This is our Cuban-inspired burger, which is topped with chicharrones, pulled roasted pork, Swiss cheese, and chimichurri mayonnaise. It's perfect for serving a hungry crowd; just pass the mojitos around to get the party started. See all burger recipes. Click here to see Chefs' Favorite Burger Recipes.
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Yogurt-Orange Blossom Panna Cotta
Try this unique and inspired panna cotta recipe from celebrated pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini of Top Chef: Just Desserts fame. It's a tangy twist on a much beloved Italian dessert, with a bright and refreshing citrus salad on the side, candied pistachios, and a little crunch on the bottom.
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This recipe was the result of trying to give oysters a dash of Southern flair. Each facet of the recipe is designed to pair perfectly with its counterparts, but could easily be enjoyed all on their own as well. 
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Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. People say they hate Brussels sprouts more than any other food, other than lima beans. In both cases, I believe the reason is that the vegetables are so rarely prepared well. Last year, I went to my dad’s house for Thanksgiving, and this year I’m going to my sister Gail’s. In both instances, my addition to the potluck is these Brussels sprouts. I like that I can prepare them ahead of time and dress them just before serving — without the slightest compromise to their flavor, color, or texture. We sear our Brussels sprouts so they get nicely browned while maintaining their unique texture and vibrant green color, then we toss them in sherry vinaigrette and top them with breadcrumbs laced with prosciutto and herbs. Judging by the number of people who absolutely love these, I would say we have converted many a Brussels sprout hater with this preparation. The recipe for the prosciutto breadcrumbs makes about 1 cup, which is more than you will need for this dish, but since it calls for such a variety of herbs, it seems silly to make a smaller portion and have so many herbs leftover — better to have the breadcrumbs leftover. They are delicious sprinkled on any roasted vegetables. If you don’t have time to prepare the breadcrumbs, the Brussels sprouts are still delicious without them. Click here to see Nancy Silverton's Thanksgiving Dinner.
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Boiled Gosari (Fern Brake)
Bibimbap is a large bowl of rice topped with an array of individually prepared vegetables and beef, served with seasoned red pepper paste (gochujang). “Bibim” means mixing, and “bap” means rice. The mixing usually happens at the table right before eating. Bibimbap served in a sizzling hot stone bowl is very popular at Korean restaurants and is my absolute favorite. The hot stone bowl gives the bottom layer of rice a nice golden crust, and the rest of the food sizzles while being mixed. At home, we sometimes make bibimbap using side dishes left over from previous meals. It's that versatile! This recipe looks long, but it is actually a collection of several side dish (banchan) recipes that are very simple to make. Even if you are not making bibimbap, you can use any of them to make small side dishes as well. For my bibimbap, I used seven toppings, but any three or four of these will make a delightful dish.
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While widely obsessed about and craved, the Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme is not an anomaly when it comes to the home kitchen. Follow this carefully crafted recipe to enjoy the fast-food sensation any time you’d like, in the comfort of your own home. 
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Chef Marc Murphy’s version of this legendary beef dish is smooth and indulgent, and has the red wine you crave built right in. It’s romantic in itself, creating a Valentine’s Day love affair between you and the stove.   
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