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Corey%20Lee%20Shark%20Fin%20Soup.jpgThe New Yorker has a ditty on Corey Lee's recipe for faux shark fin soup at Benu, something he came up with because eating real shark fins is considered cruel and unsustainable, not to mention illegal. To create his broth, Lee uses black truffle custard and hydrocolloids, resulting in a soup that even fooled Chinese culinary icon Cecelia Chiang: "Chiang, Lee said, has come back many times." Apparently Alice Waters was a fan of Chiang's own shark-fin soup until, of course, she signed a Humane Society pledge to never eat them again. [The New Yorker]


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