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On Spaghetti and On Spaghetti and Meatballs

If I say “spaghetti” then what word is triggered in your brain? For many of us, “spaghetti” is synonymous with “meatballs.” Like Macaroni and Cheese, spaghetti and meatballs are inseparable and, of course, universal. The truth is less simple, more complex. Many food historians and Italian ones by far believe that spaghetti and meatballs is…

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Cookbook Review: Absolutely Avocado by Gaby Dalkin

Gaby Dalkin is the blogger behind the popular and beautiful WhatsGabyCooking.com. Absolutely Avocado is her first departure from screen to print and extends her dashing portfolio. You can subtitle Absolutely Avocado as The Avocado Bible for here you will find history, recipes and insights. If you love avocadoes, then here is a companion that should…

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Bourbon Glazed Carrots from Kathleen Purvis

Carrots are an odd veggie. Yes, you can eat them raw, although it might challenge a weak crown in your mouth. Face it, carrots are dense and hard. So the tendency is to cook them long, often in the presence of lots of butter and sugar. The resulting product tastes just like dessert, soft and…

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Strings and Beans from Modern Pasta

From Pasta Modern by Francine Sagan comes this complex vegetarian dish. Not complex to prepare, but on so complex in flavor, so satisfying that you will not be asking yourself: where are the meatballs? The delight here is the string beans, cooked with tomatoes, garlic and pepper flakes, and simmered until they are ready to…

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