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11.24.09

Fresh Picks

Fresh from cooking at the White House, one master chef tells us what he’s loving right now.

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson is executive chef and co-owner of New York’s Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Café at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. The youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times, he is the star of Discovery Home Channel’s The Inner Chef television series and the author of The Soul of a New Cuisine and Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine. The award-winning chef and author’s latest book, New American Table, contains more than 300 recipes that embody the spirit of American cuisine inspired by fine dining, street food, down-home Southern cooking, Southwestern flavors, and more.

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Recipe

Got loads of Thanksgiving leftovers? That turkey supply will disappear after a batch of these post-holiday paninis.

Turkey Panini with Cranberry Chutney and Sunflower Seeds

I hate wasting food, and I love the idea of transforming leftovers into a delicious sandwich the next day. With this recipe, there’s no need to cook anything new.

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Cookbook

Tired of gravy? Let the Queen of Creole spice up dinner, New Orleans-style.

And Still I Cook by Leah Chase

I’ve always respected Leah Chase and her style of cooking, and this book is full of amazing recipes that work great all year round and is a good read overall.

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Restaurant

Holidays are all about relaxing—so let someone else do the cooking at this cozy and delicious dining spot.

Barbuto

Simply delicious.

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Food Destination

To really turn up the heat on this year’s Thanksgiving meal there’s only one place to go: the Caribbean.

Tobago

I love being able to escape to somewhere warm, just as it begins to get cold in Manhattan.

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