Alton Brown Hints at Opening His Own Coffee Shop — Kitchen Heroes

If you’ve pored over every episode of Good Eats, celebrity chef Alton Brown could be making your dreams come true. The Georgia native announced over Twitter that he would like to see Marietta have a spiffy new coffee shop, and he might know just the fellow to do it.

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New App Tells You If Your “Made in Italy” Product Is Actually from Italy — Food News

You might think you picked up Italian olive oil at the grocery store, but there’s a chance it might be from another country. Unless you’re an expert sleuth in label reading, it usually requires some research to understand what you’re actually getting — until now, that is.

Enter Reliabitaly, a smartphone app created by a nonprofit organization of the same name that’s targeting brands that claim to be “made in Italy” but are really anything but.

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How To Make Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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That lush, rich chocolate frosting you see is made from just two ingredients, and one of them is a vegetable. Chocolate sweet potato frosting is a recipe I investigated with a heft of skepticism. Would the combination of chocolate and sweet potato purée create a luscious frosting the internet had promised me, or was it just a guise for getting unsuspecting eaters (namely, my children) to eat more vegetables?

Much to my surprise and delight, the combination of baked sweet potato purée and semi-sweet chocolate led to the discovery of my new favorite frosting. With a whipped texture that rivals the canned stuff and a light, custard-like flavor that tastes nothing like sweet potatoes, this two-ingredient frosting is easier to make than buttercream frosting and just as welcome on cupcakes or birthday cakes.

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A Neighborhood Walk in Oakland: Temescal to Rockridge — Bite-Sized Guide: Oakland

We love to travel, but a new town can feel overwhelming, especially if time is tight. Our Bite-Sized Guides lift the pressure to sort through every recommendation and review, and give you the perfect introduction to a new town, with a walking tour of an area we love.

For Oakland, we chose a BART-to-BART walk, beginning with lunch in the hip Temescal neighborhood and ending with dinner in the swanky Rockridge district. Our illustrated, step-by-step tour and map are written by regular Kitchn contributor and Oakland resident, Dana Velden, who has lived in the neighborhood for five years. Even if you have no plans to travel soon, we encourage you to escape for a five-minute armchair virtual meander with us. There is much delight and inspiration ahead!

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