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Top Chef alum Tu David Phu returns to his Vietnamese roots with signature dish

OAKLAND, Calif — Cooking is the heart and soul of Chef Tu David Phu. The Oakland native believes cooking for others is the purest form of love. He remembers watching his mom in the kitchen at a young age, which sparked his passion for cooking.

“I started cooking with my mom when I was five years old and had this amazing obsession with her food. She would let me taste things. And that’s how I learned how to taste, not just cook,” Chef Tu said.

Chef Tu is a California-born first-generation Vietnamese-American chef whose family comes from the island of

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The special recipes from Mum that inspired top chefs to follow their dreams

“I grew up in the south of Ukraine, in a small town about an hour from Crimea. Mum’s cooking was really varied – day-to-day it was traditional Ukranian food, but when we got our first cookbook in the ’90s, translated from a Canadian chef, she started expanding her repertoire with coq au vin and other things.

“I never took much interest in food as a child or a teenager. It was when I was an adult that I realised what an amazing source of skill and knowledge my whole family is, but especially my mum. She knew so many recipes

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Cooking alfresco? Barbecue secrets from the world’s top chefs



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This Morning chef shares his top canned food recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner



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With all of us finding ourselves cooking a lot more than usual during the UK’s third lockdown, there’s no denying we have stocked up on various canned foods. First of all, they are low in cost and long lasting, but can you really create tasty meals from them? Yes you can, says This Morning chef Phil Vickery!

The 59-year-old, who has travelled the world on many culinary adventures, has teamed up with Love Canned Food to launch a Family Essentials Food Box, which will raise money for food distribution charity FareShare.

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Top influencers and bloggers to follow

Are you hungry for some new takeout options in metro Phoenix? Just look to Instagram accounts run by local influencers dedicated to posting mouthwatering photos and videos of their culinary outings.

Some of the people behind these accounts, such as Sidney Pearce of @holdyourfork, are self-described local business “cheerleaders” and help connect restaurants across the Valley with new customers by sharing appetizing images of their dishes. Oftentimes, this is done in exchange for payment or free food.

Some influencers support the industry in other ways. Longtime Phoenix food blogger Diana Brandt, the creator of @azfoodie, has used her

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What’s the Best White Wine for Cooking? Here Are the Top Bottles (and How to Choose Them, According to 3 Food Pros)

You’re whipping up a classic chicken Marbella, and the Ina Garten recipe you’re following calls for “dry white wine.” You can’t exactly phone the Contessa herself, but come on, Ina: What the heck does that even mean? Pinot grigio is dry…but so is sauvignon blanc. What givesCooking with wine can be totally confusing. While you might be tempted to grab whatever is hanging out in the back of your fridge, it actually does matter which bottle you choose—to an extent. We asked three food professionals (including a master sommelier, a chef and a nutrition director) to find out once
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