5@5 - Secrets of the best chefs
December 27th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

When Adam Roberts started his food blog, The Amateur Gourmet, as a way to unwind from the rigors of law school, he had no idea what he was cooking up. Nearly nine years later, Roberts is a full-fledged pro in the food world, with a passionate online following, a stint as an online show host for Cooking Channel and a food writing career that spans multiple publications and two published books.

He likens his most recent cookbook, "Secrets of the Best Chefs," to "an amateur guitarist getting to play for a year with The Rolling Stones...or an amateur athlete getting to train with the New York Yankees." In the course of writing "Secrets," Roberts worked side-by-side with some of the nation's most prominent and accomplished chefs, learning and translating their recipes and techniques to help enthusiastic home cooks (like him) who are eager elevate to their meals.

Readers who follow Roberts' and the chefs' approachable, easy-to-follow advice might not be ready to hop on the line in a restaurant kitchen, but they'll have friends and family standing in line, waiting for seconds.

Five Chef Tricks to Use at Home: Adam Roberts
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6 must-have foods and drinks for 2013
December 27th, 2012
11:30 AM ET
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Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.

What do you want to be eating more of in 2013? Right now, in the midst of my post-holiday food hangover, my answer is “nothing.” My follow-up answer is “anything that’s associated with the word cleanse.” But I’ll get over that.

So I looked in the crystal ball we have lying around at Food & Wine in anticipation of moments like this, and I discovered five foods and one kind of drink that will be on fire in 2013. So get out your soup spoons and Sex on the Beach glasses.

Happy New Year everyone!
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December 27th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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