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Russian Potato Salad from Smashed Mashed Boiled and Baked by Raghavan Iyer

  I just posted a review of brilliant potato book: Smashed Mashed Boiled and Baked. Author Raghavan Iyer grew up in India where his mother used potatoes regularly. It’s a long way from Peru to India, but potatoes have made the journey worldwide. Every country in the world now seems to grow and relish potatoes.…

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Radish, Beet and Orange Salad from Nourish by Amber Locke

  A work of art. Almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. This recipe comes from Nourish by Amber Locke, artist, photographer, recipe developer, and super write. Nourish is filled with salads like this: distinctive, boldly new, and dramatic in appearance. For you weekend meals, you often have a centerpiece dish. Well, it’s time to move…

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TBT Recipe and One for the Super Bowl: Burrata-Stuffed Meatballs with Pistachio Basil Pesto

It's a month to Super Bowl Sunday. Time to plan. How about a plate of meatballs. Meatballs are popular. They must always have been popular. Actually, no. There is a tool from Google, the Ngram, where you put in a word and see how frequently is has been used in millions of books over the years. You…

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Potato-Cheese Croquettes from Ikaria by Diane Kochilas

  Potatoes are New World. If you say Old World to me, I often think of Ancient Greece, about as far away from Peru as you can get. Yet, over the centuries, Old and New Worlds have grown quite close. Take those New World potatoes and combine them with Greek feta cheese — is there…

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