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Ultimate Butter Cake from Flavor Flours from Alice Medrich

  Yes, today is officially Alice Medrich Day. On today’s other post is a cookbook review of Alice’s latest book, Flavor Flours. It’s a simple book to describe: it’s a masterpiece. You don’t need to throw out all the white wheat flour in your pantry, but you do want to add some of the many…

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Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review featured Northwest Bounty from 1988. It’s a lovely book, particularly for a guy like me who grew up in Oregon. Reading the book now is to have refreshed memories of the salmon and strawberries that were so central to my life. Ah, salmon. We had it alder smoked year…

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Brian’s Pure Chili and Garlic Compound Butter

  Making your own compound butter is just plain fun. You can make the combination of sweet, heat, and herby your very own. And it’s likely that every time you do this, the results will be different. These chile butters are oftem made with honey and lime juice. This version, something I created on the fly,…

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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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