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Crispy Pickled Shiitake From 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Oh my….These look so entirely out of this world insanely good.

Video: Making Chocolate, Changing Mexico

"Making chocolate in Mexico is an act of resistance.... we have to take action in the kitchen, and the streets."

Wonderful video, thanks for this.

Yes or No Sexy: Debunking the Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac

My boyfriend and I are coming up on our six-year anniversary, and though we love each other dearly, we seem to have left the honeymoon phase of our relationship back in college. Would a single aphrodisiac be powerful enough to combat our five-plus years of accumulated farts, burps, and dissipating sense of mystery? I did some highly scientific calculations and concluded that our chances of, erm, success would be exponentially improved if we force-fed ourselves all the aphrodisiacs. More

Video: Making Chocolate, Changing Mexico

When we set off to film a story about Cacao in Mexico, we thought it might follow the usual how-to progression of growing cacao, fermenting the beans, toasting and grinding them, and finally making them into chocolate. What we found instead was a chocolate producer (Casa Tropical) and a cacao farmer (Doña Demetria of CASFA) with a shared passion, for not just the flavor and product, but the spirit behind the fruit and the trees. They opened up to us about this ancient food and the role it holds in Mexico's future. More

Snapshots from the Mediterranean: The 25 Best Things I Ate in Cyprus

When I told people I was going to Cyprus for Christmas vacation, I got a lot of blank looks. The small Mediterranean island is a popular summertime destination for European tourists and expats (particularly Brits), but few Yankees make it ashore. If you do, however, you're in for a treat, since Cypriots take mealtime very seriously. I tried to narrow my list down to just a few highlights; in the end, that "few" turned out to be 25. Take a look at them all. More