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Duck à L’Orange from The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson

Cliché is, of course, a French word. And you may think that it is centuries old, but it is not. The word only appeared in the mid-19th century and did not accelerate in use until around World War II. So cliché is relatively young. On the other hand Duck à L’Orange is definitely not a…

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Salad of Radish and Fiddlehead Ferns

In spring, starting in April in the South and working North into June, fiddlehead ferns are ever so briefly available. Here’s an amazing salad idea, actually an amuse-bouche, that will inspire the start of your next meal. From the cookbook Amuse-Bouche by Rick Tramonto, you will see that this beautiful dish has few ingredients and…

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Iberian Chicken Pie from Eric Lanlard

Additions come in various flavors. Yes, “addiction” is a trigger word, but I don’t consider my sugar addiction to be terrible. I just don’t raise it with my diabetes doctor a lot. My wife is there, often, to protect me. And I appreciate it. But at times I am compelled to remind her that I…

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Scallion Pancake Pierogies with Asian Dipping Sauce from Pierogi Love by Casey Barber

Here’s another recipe from Pierogi Love, the attribute to the traditional peasant dish from Eastern Europe. That said, there is nothing Eastern European about this. In her book, author Casey Barber has fun, playing with the pierogi idea. The dough is soft, pliable and fun to work with. The filling can be classical or it…

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