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Chicken with Apples and Calvados

Hearty and regional. Calvados is the apple-based treasure that Normandy prides, along with its chickens. The Normandy coast is not quite the same climate as the south of France. The terroir affects everyone and everything. The people, often with several layers of clothing to stave off the cold and mists. The chickens, who tend to…

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Apple Stuffed Pork Chops from BHG 365 Comfort Foods

This seductive recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens new 365 Comfort Foods. Often, a comfort food is simple: a baked potato, meat loaf, brownies, … As you can see from the picture, this recipe has many components. The ingredients list is long. The dish will take more than 5 minutes to prepare. And all…

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Apple Fool

    A fool is an English fruit dessert, typically berries in sweet custard [is there any other?]. Levi Roots in his new book Sweets offers a fall fool with a very different aspect. The berries are gone. The apples are in. Along with maple syrup. Levi lives in Britain and grew up in Jamaica.…

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A Visual Guide to Apples

There you are, standing in front of a row of a dozen kinds of apples. At your supermarket or at a farm stand. And then it happens. Your mind goes blank. You can read the labels, but what do they mean? That McIntosh looks good, prettier than a computer, but what do you do with…

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