Little-observed fact: many dishes can be improved by something crisp and acidic on top. First, brush up on our handy guide to pairing slaws with your favorite foods. Then check out three recipes for slaw and three dinner entreés starring the crunchy stuff and prepare to enter the phase of your cooking journey where you finish every dish with shredded veggies mixed with a binder and something tart.

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