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Congratulations to Jonathan Hernandez!

Jonathan Hernandez has won the latest Talin World Chef challenge!  His winning recipe, “Not Your Average Cheese Bites” combines sweet and savory flavors in a new way.  It’s even got fresh, homemade cheese! Packed inside each fried nugget is a sweet and fruity cheese center.  Enjoy! Not Your Average Cheese Bites by Jonathan Hernandez Golden […]

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Talin World Chef Competition #7

Our 7th and final Talin World Chef competition is now underway! We’ve had many great entries and love how the dishes have been so creative. Now it’s time to let you loose!  Your final task is to create either a dessert, appetizer, or main dish with the following ingredients: Japanese medium-grain rice (or Miracle Rice […]

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Talin World Chef Jonathan Hernandez!

Congratulations to Jonathan Hernandez!  His recipe below, Campfire Passion, won our 5th Talin World Chef competition!  Thanks to all the participants for their delicious desserts! You can try Campfire Passion at home to judge for yourself! Campfire Passion by Jonathan Hernandez Serves 6 Passion Fruit Batter ¼ Cup Butter ¼ Cup Rice Syrup 1 Egg […]

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Tamarind BBQ Short Ribs w/Honey-Fried Plantain

Congratulations to Justin Del Valle on becoming our latest Talin World Chef!  His Tamarind BBQ Short Ribs with Honey-Fried Plantains beat out other great recipes.  Here’s his winning dish: Tamarind BBQ Short Ribs with Honey-Fried Plantain by Justin Del Valle Serves 2 Cook time approx 50 minutes Tamarind BBQ sauce 1/4 tsp. Thyme 1/4 tsp. […]

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Talin World Chef Contest Winner: Kari Anderson

Congratulations to Kari Anderson, our second Talin World Chef! Her Mango and Water Chestnut Cupcakes edged out the other desserts.  Remember, the votes do count for 25% of the final score.  Your friends can vote either through Facebook or outside of it. Contest #3 is underway, and good luck to everyone! Mango and Water Chestnut […]

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Congratulations to the first Talin World Chef: Seth Matlick!

Congratulations to Seth Matlick, the first Talin World Chef! The competition was quite close, and it was definitely Seth’s fan base that helped propel him to the top and win $100! This recipe is not difficult to prepare, and is great for summertime, outdoor entertaining. Here’s the winning recipe for you to try for yourself […]

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Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Tired of the same old summer grilling?  Why not throw a crawfish and crab boil?  It’s really easy, and oh so good!  C’est si bon! We’re flying in live crawfish and blue crabs every weekend all summer long (while weather permits).  While you’re at it, you can pick up some great Cajun sausages like andouille, […]

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Vietnamese Noodle Salad

This dish is great for the hot days of summer.  It’s light, refreshing, and gluten-free.  Top with sliced, grilled tofu, meat, or shrimp for a low-prep cookout.  Pair it with a pinot grigio, unoaked chardonnay, chilled sake, or a cold lager. Vietnamese Noodle Salad Serves 2-3 5 oz Rice Vermicelli (Aisle 13) 6 ea Garlic […]

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Spicy Sesame Noodles

This recipe was a big hit at the Asian Pacific Islander American celebration at the National Atomic Museum!  We like the full, rich taste of the tamari over regular soy sauce, and the spiciness of the garlic and chili.  Here’s the recipe for you to clip and put away in your recipe box: Spicy Sesame […]

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Persimmon Chutney

October and November are the months that persimmons are in season.  Most people just peel and eat them, but here’s a great recipe to try for the holidays.  It makes a great replacement for cranberry sauce, and is also great with lamb or pork chops. You can find the ingredients in our Indian and produce […]

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