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All About Geoduck: The Life of a (Delicious) Oversized Mollusk ...

All About Geoduck: The Life of a (Delicious) Oversi...

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A Day in the Life of a Singapore Hawker | Serious Eats

A Day in the Life of a Singapore Hawker | Serious E...

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An Introduction to Mexican Sandwiches

An Introduction to Mexican Sandwiches

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An Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine | Serious Eats

An Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine | Serious Eat...

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A Visit to Dubai's Fish Souk | Serious Eats

A Visit to Dubai's Fish Souk | Serious Eats

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Four Hours for Barbecue: the Psychology of Waiting in Line for Food ...

Dec 12, 2013 ... [All Photographs: Naomi Bishop] Confused, my mind muddled by the 105°F heat of Austin, I collapsed ... Naomi Bishop Tomky Dec 12, 2013...

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Market Scene: Mercado San Juan in Morelia, Mexico | Serious Eats

Jun 14, 2013 ... [Photographs: Naomi Bishop] The hard cement walls of the 20th-century building enveloping the Mercado San Juan ... Naomi Bishop Tomky....

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Going to Seattle? Don't Miss the Vietnamese Food

If you eat your way through Seattle without entering a Vietnamese restaurant, you need to head back and try again....

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Going to Hawaii? 10 Must-Eat Local Specialties

Yes, you should leave the resort if you're on a vacation to Hawaii. These 10 delicious local foods are why....

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Take it With You: The Best Culinary Souvenirs

Having been to more than 30 countries in search of the best-tasting foods, I've collected many amazing souvenirs—and a few terrible ones. I've learned some lessons about where to find take-home treasures—and what to avoid....

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The Best Ice Cream (and Other Frozen Desserts) in Seattle

Six years ago, Seattle went crazy over its first small-batch ice cream shop. Now we're barely able to narrow our list down to eight favorite options. As we tasted our way around the city, we were most impressed with the places serving innovative flavors designed with taste in mind, not...

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The Secrets of Amazing Soba: Behind the Scenes at Miyabi 45th

Dried noodles have mostly replaced homemade udon or soba in the Japanese home kitchen, but the fresh soba tradition is alive and well in Seattle at Miyabi 45th, where chef Mutsuko Soma rolls out noodles daily to make sure they are smooth enough to slurp, strong enough to dip, and...

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We Eat Every Single Pastry at Crumble & Flake, Seattle's Best Pastry Shop

The legendary lines at Crumble & Flake in Seattle have died down, and now the ridiculously good smoked paprika and cheddar croissant can be yours in a matter of minutes. What else is worth ordering? We ate every single pastry to find out....

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Spicy, Seared, Smothered, Stacked: An Introduction to Mexican Sandwiches

The Mexican sandwich takes the same taco flavors and turns them up to eleven, offering a world of fluffy buns and spicy meats that no food lover should leave uneaten. Here are a few of our favorite types....

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Where to Eat Outdoors in Seattle, 2014 Edition

When it's nice out, Seattle is the most beautiful place in the world. Summer might not start until July 5 (in order to guarantee rain on the fireworks, one presumes), but it sails straight through Labor Day, and everyone in Seattle, local or tourist, does their damndest to soak up...