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Cappelletti Pasta Cake with Cream, Ham, Liver and Peas for As the Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso

If you are playing blackjack, you know there are times when you have to double down. I say “have to” because if you follow that rule, and some others, you actually can make money. You actually have an advantage over the house. It’s the only casino game where that is true. And if the casino…

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Chunkers

  In August I did a cookbook review for Sugar Rush, a dessert book to teach you the foundation of pastry, from creams to cakes to frostings. It’s an alternative path to becoming a faux pastry chef without leaving home. Or spending three years in school in New York! Every pastry chef now faces new…

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Carrot Soup from Alice Waters

  Now is surely the time when the carrots are ripe and sweet. A summer’s worth of the sun’s energy makes them sublime. Thing is, what do you do with them all? Raw carrots are fun, but that crispness can get to you after a while. [My teeth start to hurt!] Heritage carrots, like these,…

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Chocolate Pomegranate Pavlova from Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman

  It’s September, the official start of the pomegranate season. It may take a while for them to appear in your supermarket, but they will. Tammy Donroe Inman put his pavlova on the cover of her book Wintersweet — you can see my review here. Wintersweet is a magnificent dessert book and a go-to reference…

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