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So the new Chow.com food portal from CNET has been out of beta for a few days and here is a quick peek at it. The Chowhound site, whose purchase certainly became the centerpiece of this buildout, has been folded in and has been buttressed with a bunch more content – a metablog on food media, video pieces, feature stories and an ever expanding recipe repository.

Stop on by, some of the things we found were interesting and it would be great to hear your opinions.

Things we liked:
- Recreations of cellophane wrapped snack classics
- A BBQ guide here at the end of the season
- Jim Leff out on tour, discovering chow like no one else can
- Video on how to butcher a chicken