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Carrot Soup with Brown Butter, Pecans and Yogurt from The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson

Carrots. What to do with carrots. Too often with our veggies we go simple. A little roasting or pan frying. Some sugar, salt, or vinegar and the veggies appear on our plate. In The Broad Fork, author Hugh Acheson suggest that you can employ veggies in vibrantly distinct recipes. Carrots, for example, are appearing now…

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Poblano Corn Chowder from The Daily Soup

The Daily Soup was a New York institution, one of those soup chains that start, soar, and then sadly crash. There is only one Daily Soup shop in Manhattan these days. But the cookbook, published in 1999, survives and is a tribute to those original soup pioneers. Corn seems to have a natural mate in…

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Cookbook Review: The Slider Effect by Johathan Melendez

The first time I saw a slider, I thought it was a cute idea. And then I took the bite, the one big bite that got it all in my mouth at once, and I instantly knew what sliders were really all about. Rather than “fight” with your burger, unable to get it all in…

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Cookbook Review: New Cake Decorating from Betty Crocker

How many of you bake cakes from scratch and decorate them fabulously? How many of you bake cakes from scratch? How many of you bake cakes from a cardboard box? How many of you eat cake? Ah, at last, someone answers “yes”, thank goodness. I do bake cakes, from scratch, and I frost them. But…

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