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Teensy & Tasty

The Doughnuttery makes pint-sized doughnuts »

Personal of Interest

Liza Queen's riveting return »

A Massachusetts native, Mike Lata cooked at The Black Dog Tavern on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, then moved to New Orleans to work for the Brennan family. He went on to cook in Atlanta at the now-closed Ciboulette, then moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1998, where he worked at Anson. Lata opened Fig in 2001, then The Ordinary in January 2013, both in Charleston.

The Ordinary, 544 King St., Charleston, SC; 843-414-7060 or

Mike Lata wants you to get dirty. At The Ordinary, Lata’s second restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, and one of the city’s buzziest openings of the year, Lata... Read More »

Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Pricey beef tenderloin might not be the first protein you think of when it comes to bulking up a cheese quesadilla. After all, this cut is most often reserved for filet mignon or... Read More »

Snap Pea, Radish, Basil and Ricotta Salata Salad

At the risk of sounding trite, if you want to take advantage of late spring’s sweet snap peas, well, you’d better snap to it. The short season for these crisp... Read More »

Chris Hanmer worked at the Bellagio and the Ritz-Carlton, and is the founder of The School of Pastry Design, all in Las Vegas. He recently relocated to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he opened CH Pâtisserie in May 2013.

CH Pâtisserie, 309 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD; 605-275-0090 or

Chris Hanmer is best known for being the youngest-ever contestant to win the World Pastry Team Championship, as well as Season 2 of Top Chef Just Desserts. So it comes as no... Read More »

Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Caesar dressing is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, whether served drizzled over crisp romaine hearts, as a sauce alongside grilled chicken or in a lunchtime wrap. Making the dressing... Read More »

Eggplant Burgers with Tofu-Basil Sauce

No matter how hard they try, most veggie burgers cannot masquerade as meat. That's why we love our Test Kitchen's eggplant burger: It doesn't try to be something that it's not. To... Read More »

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