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Slovak language instructor Julia Vrablova sought out women who could teach her to make the dough for tahana strudla, which can be made with ground poppy seeds, apple or sour cherries. Courtesy of Sasa Woodruff hide caption

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A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

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You don't have to travel to Paris to savor Steven Raichlen's French Bistro Brisket. John Kroll/Flickr hide caption

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Bring Home A Taste Of Paris The Easy Way With French Bistro Brisket

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The key to authentic hongshao rou, or red-braised pork, is to use two different types of soy sauce — light and dark. Courtesy of Oliver Wang hide caption

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The Secret To This Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pork Is In The (Soy) Sauce

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A few jars of strawberry jam bask in the light of what made them: the summer sun. Christian Grantham/Flickr hide caption

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Simple Summer Jam Session Calls For Strawberries And Sunshine

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Freshly picked weeds, hot from the fryer. Sarah Miles/Flickr hide caption

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A Sweet Solution For Dandelions: Eat 'Em To Beat 'Em

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Don't diss the sauerkraut: It may be a hot dog staple, but it's more versatile than you think. Courtesy of Edward Lee hide caption

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Freed From The Sidewalk Cart, This Sauerkraut Goes Global

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When leaving the oven, these "money buns" look like they're made of gold. Alexandra Grablewski/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Bake Mom Some Skillingsboller: Simple Buns With A Tricky Name

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Consider The Can: An Unlikely Twist On A Louisiana Dish

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Even one fluffy forkful of souffle is a worthy reward for making the effort. Kelly Gorham/Courtesy of Kelly Gorham Photography hide caption

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Americans, Just Get Over It And Make The Souffle

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Beware the siren's call of this chocolate delight: Ebinger's Blackout Cake is as arduous to make as it is delicious to taste. Jennifer Yin/Flickr hide caption

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Before You Bake Brooklyn's Legendary Cake, Heed A Warning

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John Currence and Punish Stew may share a checkered past, but so many people in his life have loved this easy, hearty soup, he can't help but love it too — or at least act like he does. iStockphoto hide caption

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This Simple Stew Is A Battleground In A Bowl

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At Mardi Gras, cup dispensers wear a little extra flair. Pictured in the top left corner is your future milk punch container — temporarily airborne. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Land Of Floats And Beads, You'd Better Bring Deviled Eggs

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Julia della Croce often couples purple and gold gnocchi (made with two varieties of sweet potato) for a striking sight — and a delicious meal. Celina della Croce and Nathan Hoyt/Courtesy of Julia della Croce hide caption

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Festive In Purple, This Pasta's Got A Sweet Side

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One of the lovely things about the mousse, according to Dorie Greenspan, is its versatility: It goes as well with maple syrup as with peanut brittle — or nothing at all. Mary Dodd/Courtesy of Dorie Greenspan hide caption

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Paris Confidential: The Mystery Mousse Behind The Chocolate Bar

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Just like the Super Bowl, the Beefy Butternut Squash Chili takes a couple of fall favorites and pairs them in a winter classic. John Lee/Courtesy of Rebel One hide caption

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