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Pasta Candles with Long Green Beans and Tomatoes from The Four Seasons of Pasta

  Yesterday I did a cookbook review for The Four Seasons of Pasta, a collection of recipes offering pasta on an elevated level. This is not your ordinary Spaghetti and Meatball collection, not at all. These recipes, as you might expect, are strongly seasonal, suggesting you visit a farmers market for the freshest possible ingredients.…

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TBT Recipe: Baked Beans with an Apple Rum Crust

Today's Throwback Thursday Recipe is one you have to make. A year ago, it was twenty degees colder here in NYC but I suspect that chill will return. When it does, this is a recipe that will simply delight you. Cold Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase has just been reissued by Workman Press. Sarah…

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Suzi’s Butter Beans with Sautéed Onions

When you travel out of town for a wedding, how do you spend your spare hours? Suzen and I visit farmers markets, looking for different food ideas: regional jams, special produce, local items like spiced jerky. We were in Raleigh, North Carolina and went to the massive — 30,000 square foot — State Farmers Market.…

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Brian’s Simply the Best Baked Beans

It adds up. You make baked beans once or twice a month. Do that for fifty years and you can righteously claim to have strived for perfection 1000 times or more. It did take me that 1000+ tries but I now state, in full modesty, that these are the best baked bean you have ever…

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