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Cookbook Review: Duck, Duck, Goose by Hank Shaw

Cookbooks generally have an introduction that states the underlying purpose of the book: “I love to bake and here are my special recipes” “These are family recipes that span five generations” “You don’t know what you can do with a kiwi” “Celebrity chefs have a short lifetime so I need to cash in now” Duck,…

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Figs and Goat Cheese from Fig Heaven by Marie Simmons

  This post is appearing early on a Saturday morning, offering you plenty of time to think about weekend meals. How long has it been since “chicken” inspired you? Seriously? I do know that barbecuing chicken can, with the rubs and sauces, and then blackening, can give you a renewed chicken experience. But summer is…

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Herbed Crushed Potatoes [well, really smashed]

Often we prepare our potatoes with swiftness. One [step] and done. Baked or fried or boiled. Salt, pepper, butter or mustard or sour cream. Quick and ready to eat. Consider a different, slower, more complex, but oh-so-good path. These potatoes are cooked twice: once in a simple boil and then roasted with oil you have…

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Heirloom Tomato Stacks with Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon Crumbles from Mariam Rubin

How are those tomato plants in your garden? Ready to harvest yet? Don’t fret. There are these things called greenhouses, and the “hydro” something way of growing, and those states far, far to the south of New York. From those sources, via trucks burning carbon, you can have summer-prime tomatoes on your table. This weekend.…

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