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"Finishing cooking my own eggs at five years old after my mother was pulled away from the stove by a phone call. I was proudly eating them as she returned with a scream, realizing what she had done." –Mark Franz, Farallon Restaurant, San Francisco

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Recipe: Champagne-Poached Prawns with Spicy Cucumber Salad and Green Curry–Coconut Sauce

Asian food lovers will find plenty to love about this vibrant dish from Mark Franz of San Francisco's Farallon: there's elegant lemongrass, sweet coconut milk, and fiery red chile paste, plus a fistful of fresh herbs. But our favorite touch is the unexpected addition of Champagne, which Franz enlists as a poaching liquid for prawns.

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