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Hot Prosciutto Parcels Stuffed with Goat’s Cheese and Fresh Basil

  As the Super Bowl approaches, we need to begin planning those parties. I can’t wait to see Aaron Rodgers beat the Patriots. Oh, wait. Okay, Matt Ryan will. Maybe. Regardless, we still need great food for the biggest sports day of the year. From Appetizers, a wonderful little book from Ryland Peters & Small,…

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Cookbook Review: Appetizers from Ryland Peters & Small

  Cultural differences can be both greater and more subtle than we imagine. I love wandering through British cookbooks which can be quite, quite distinct from their American counterparts. The language, the ingredients, the techniques — all those can differ from what we are “familiar” with her in US. Take this lively book Appetizers, created…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter

Gnocchi used to be a tad exotic for many of us, something to be enjoyed only in restaurants. But now the dish can easily be found in supermarkets. Those frozen morsels cannot compare with the gems freshly folded in that restaurant you enjoy. And, actually, you can easily make them yourself in your own kitchen.…

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Chicken Breasts with Tarragon, Capers and White Wine from Patricia Wells

  Tarragon is an herb too often neglected. It offers potent, earthy flavors — ones that might remind you of walking through a garden or forest after a shower on a warm day. Use just a little, though. You don’t want to destroy the balance of this lovely sauce. The sauce, chicken, herbs and some…

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