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Baking Bacon with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar

Most often, we cook bacon by reaching for the frying pan. It’s a fine technique and, after the bacon is cooked and removed, that bacon fat is there to cook with even more: potatoes, onions, carrots… Still, there is an important option. You can bake the bacon, on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.…

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Roasted Mushrooms with Bacon and Eggs from Downtown Italian by Joe Campanele, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson

In Downtown Italian: Recipes Inspired by Italy, Created in New York’s West Village, authors Joe Campanale, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson offer you some of the spectacular recipes from their lower Manhattan restaurant empire. In this special recipe three simple ingredients — mushrooms, eggs, and pickled peppers — combine energetically and enthusiastically. Here 1 and…

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Super Bowl Feasting: Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon, Leeks and Cheese from Fireside Feasts

All this week I’ve been writing about dishes to have during the Super Bowl. The custom for sports fans on this long and intense Sunday is snack food: say wings and ribs. And I’ve shared recipes for just those, dishes, ones filled with spice and dash. How about something a bit mellow to eat on…

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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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