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Why Failure Is a Useful Kitchen Tool

There seems to be a lot of pressure on the home cook these days. It’s not enough to feed your family chicken breasts—one should be feeding them free-range, organic, perfectly juicy chicken breasts that were cooked sous-vide and served with vegetables you regrew from a curated selection of kitchen scraps. This…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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‘World’s Hottest Pepper’ Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange, fingernail-sized fruit is the unintentional product of a trial of a new performance-boosting…Read more… Continue Reading at

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