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Chargrilled Sweet Pepper & Walnut Dip

  I posted this a couple of years ago. My deli is still there. Hummus display is even bigger, more flavors. Gee, chipotle hummus. I prefere this dip! My corner deli in Manhattan is run by Koreans, what else? The refrigerator case is overflowing with hummus, in all its glorious variations, what else? Our food continues…

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Brownies with Caramel Sauce and Nuts from Chocolat by Pierre Marcolini

I just posted a review of Chocolat by Pierre Marcolini. He’s a Belgian master of haute chocolate. A serious master. Many of the recipes in Chocolat are ones you would only find in four-star restaurants or in one of Pierre’s world-class chocolate boutiques. There recipes here for mortals. Like this spectacular brownie that really any…

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Hazelnut-Vanilla Cookies from Gâteaux by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq

  In the wondrous Gâteaux, authors Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq present a fabulous array of treats: large cakes, small cakes, celebration cakes, tarts, and fruit happiness. Oh, and cookies. Felder is from Alsace, a region of France on the German border that has actually been part of both countries on and off for centuries.…

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Pasta with Chick peas, Pancetta, Garlic and Escarole from The Four Seasons of Pasta

  Last August I did a cookbook review for The Four Seasons of Pasta, a collection of recipes offering pasta on an elevated level. When it comes to winter, authors Nancy Harmon and Sara Jenkins remark: “Of all the seasons, winter is the hardest to love.” Here is reason to love winter after all. This…

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