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Issue 73
February 2009

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4 BLISSFUL BAKING
Chocolates we love for baking, and don't miss our all-time best recipe for Blondies.

6 BALANCING ACT
We introduce a brand-new nutritional feature this issue, with seven simple cooking strategies to improve nutrition.

14 BOURBON BEEF NOODLE BOWL

18 BREAD 101
French bread demystified: Learn the secrets for creating crusty, flavorful loaves in your own kitchen. All it takes is four simple ingredients and a powerful desire to bake.

26 NOODLES IN A HURRY
Hungry for something different? Try this Asian-inspired noodle salad that you can create in only 30 minutes.

28 FROM OUR READERS: TIPS

30 A TASTE FOR SPICE
There's a world of flavor just waiting to be discovered in the spice aisle of your nearest supermarket.

38 WINTER INDULGENCES

42 FROM OUR TEST KITCHEN: Q & A
What’s the difference between a bisque and a cream soup? Why do cookies flatten? Why do white chocolate chips turn grainy? Where do sesame seeds come from?

44 SLOW & SIMMERED WINS THE RACE
You can create restaurant-style meals at home using your slow cooker! Eat in -- save time and money.

48 FREEDOM CROCKS
Looking for the perfect slow-cooker? See which ones worked well in our Test Kitchen.

50 PHILLY'S FINEST
A perfect sandwich from the City of Brotherly Love.

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