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Ari Dvorin was hired in May as the first corporate chef at SpareFoot, a startup in Austin, Texas. Here, Dvorin cuts suckling pig for a mockumentary SpareFoot made. Jenny Zhang/Courtesy of SpareFoot hide caption

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Anglers fish off Galata Bridge in Istanbul in 2011. The bridge is within site of the modest waterside restaurant Akin Balik. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Catch Of The Day, Grilled The Turkish Way

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Gordon recommends dusting the deep-fried tarantula spider with smoked paprika. Chugrad McAndrews/Reprinted with permission from The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook hide caption

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Reprinted with permission from The Japanese Grill. Todd Coleman © 2011 hide caption

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Sweet And Savory: Finding Balance On The Japanese Grill

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Yoed Anis, president of the Texas Sake Company, says "the only constraint holding us back" from faster growth is the absence of a sufficient and consistent rice supply. Courtesy Texas Sake Company hide caption

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Homemade bitters with medicinal herbs and roots at the Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, N.H. Emily Corwin/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Homemade Bitters Put The Local Bite Back Into Cocktails

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A view inside the kitchen at chef Peter Hoffman's farm-to-table restaurant, Back Forty West, in New York's Soho neighborhood. Simon Doggett/Flickr hide caption

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Catalan chef Ferran Adrià poses with plasticine models of his food on display at Somerset House in London. A new exhibit looks back at the influential modernist chef and his landmark restaurant, El Bulli. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Somerset House hide caption

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Riley Casagrande churns butter with her dad Jerry Casagrande. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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How The DIY Butter Trend Got Churning

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