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Honey and Mustard Glaze

A honey-mustard glaze is a grand adornment for chicken, ham, ribs, salmon and perhaps your burger, if not steak. How do you make a good glaze? Let’s google “honey mustard glaze” and see what happens. Oh, 1,010,000 results. This could take some time. Actually, I’ve spent a little time, comparing recipes and discovering tons of…

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Inle Lake Green Tomato Salad from Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

I promised you this recipe yesterday when I did a review of the beautiful Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong which has just been published. Luke’s book is a culinary journey of the societies of Southeast Asia sitting along the meandering, and quite long, Mekong River. The recipes in the book are very local and rigorously authentic,recipes…

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Breakfast Cobbler with Oatmeal Drop Biscuits from Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson

Joy Wilson’s Homemade Decadence has this great premise: the most important meal of the day, of the week, is brunch. Just the word “brunch” connotes something special. It’s not breakfast. It’s brunch. Here’s one of Joy’s favorite dishes: a breakfast cobbler with oatmeal drop biscuits. While her family serves this for holiday weekend brunches, I…

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Cookbook Review: Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

If you are fond of the cuisines of Southeast Asia, or just curious, or about to travel there, then this book is a supreme experience. Subtitled “A Culinary Journey from China to Vietnam” Greater Mekong provides an enriching and most enlightening survey of the people and foods that line the wandering Mekong River. Author Luke…

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