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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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Tamarind Honey Shrimp from Sirocco

  Iranians love all things sour. So says Sabrina Ghayour, author of the colorful, brilliantly colorful, Sirocco. Iranian recipes abound with lemons, limes, pomegranate molasses, young plums and tamarind. Here tamarind paste, with its tartness, is married with honey to create, along with some chili oil, a marinade that embraces jumbo shrimp. This is not…

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Chocolate Cake from A La Mere De Famille

  On a recent trip to Paris, Suzi and I tried an Airbnb. And I have to say it was a great experience. Our apartment was lovely, a tad tiny, but came at a third of the price of a hotel. We spent the saved money on food and Uber. Uber in Paris is a…

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