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Tea leaves and brewed tea add unique flavors to variety of recipes

A new cookbook called “Steeped: Recipes Infused With Tea” proves that tea is much more than a beverage. Recipes include Earl Grey soba noodle salad, green tea sesame shortbread cookies and tomato soup that gets smoky flavor from lapsang souchong, a Chinese tea dried over smoldering wood.

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Chef Homaro Cantu, who blended science and food, dies

Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died. The 38-year-old Cantu, one of Chicago’s most renowned chefs, turned cooking into alchemy through his playful and surprising brand of molecular gastronomy at Moto, the restaurant he led in the city’s West Loop.

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Roasted Pear Crumble is a sweet source of nutrition

Pears are delicious and nutritious. They’re also one of the leading fruit sources of dietary fiber, with most of the nutrition locked in the peel. The Star’s Roasted Pear Crumble leaves the peel on the fruit because it contains the largest amount of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and dietary fiber.

Chili-rubbed fish gives tacos a kick

This recipe for Ancho Chili-Rubbed Fish Tacos was created by Dannette Fortner, a Johnson County Community College student chef who used to shy away from fish. That changed when she learned more about ways to prepare it in culinary classes.

Roasted Pear Crumble is a sweet source of nutrition

Pears are delicious and nutritious. They’re also one of the leading fruit sources of dietary fiber, with most of the nutrition locked in the peel. The Star’s Roasted Pear Crumble leaves the peel on the fruit because it contains the largest amount of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and dietary fiber.

Chili-rubbed fish gives tacos a kick

This recipe for Ancho Chili-Rubbed Fish Tacos was created by Dannette Fortner, a Johnson County Community College student chef who used to shy away from fish. That changed when she learned more about ways to prepare it in culinary classes.

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Chili-rubbed fish gives tacos a kick

This recipe for Ancho Chili-Rubbed Fish Tacos was created by Dannette Fortner, a Johnson County Community College student chef who used to shy away from fish. That changed when she learned more about ways to prepare it in culinary classes.

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A night in the high-style kitchen, taken with some grains of salt

Chef Debbie Gold, the French-trained, James Beard Award-winning stalwart of the Kansas City dining scene, had suggested I join her ad hoc team for an extraordinary culinary event at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Her mission was to prepare one of 10 dishes on a menu meant to impress one of the most famous and accomplished chefs in the world. Piece of cake, as it were.