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10.27.09

Fresh Picks

The meat-free movie star tells us what she’s loving right now.

Alicia Silverstone

An actress who has appeared in numerous film, television, and theater roles, Alicia Silverstone is a dynamic fixture in Hollywood and beyond. She is a dedicated advocate on behalf of the planet and its animals, and was voted “Sexiest Vegetarian Alive” in 2004. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Christopher, and their four rescued dogs.

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Recipe

This delicious vegetarian-friendly dish will satisfy even the most carnivorous of crews.

Seitan and Polenta Skillet with Fresh Greens by Nava Atlas: Just the color of this dish makes me happy. It's so bright and fresh looking—and tastes great, too.

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Restaurant

Take a break from sipping some of the country’s finest wines to dine at one of the country’s finest restaurants.

French Laundry in Napa. It’s obviously very expensive and I’m certainly not eating there every day, but it’s a truly special place and great for big occasions. Thomas Keller is an incredible chef.

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Cookbook

This Emmy Award-winning cookbook author will give you a whole new take on Whole Foods.

Christina Cooks! I’m a big fan of Christina Pirello, and this book features a fantastic collection of recipes that I find myself going back to time after time. Definitely a staple on my cookbook shelf.

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Food Destination

Leave the cooking and bed-making to hotel staff at this Italian hotel hot spot.

The Hotel Parsifal in Ravello, Italy, is an absolutely amazing place. It’s stunningly beautiful (overlooks the Amalfi Coast) and the food is to die for. I wish I were there right now!

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