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Cauliflower Agrodolce

Michael Chiarello lives in Napa Valley. He cooks, he creates wonderful restaurants [Tra Vigne, Bottega, …] and he writes recipes that you will want to try. The subtitle to his new book Bottega — his seventh —  reads “Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California’s Wine Country.” This book truly lives up to its…

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Indian Spiced Cauliflower: An Inspired New Veggie Idea

“One to ten,” Brian offered. I was so angry. I simply counted to ten, then responded. “One to one.” He was a little shaken at my response. He looked at me to gauge how serious I was. “One to eight,” he began to compromise. “One to two,” I retaliated. “One to seven,” he edged down.…

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Crispy Cauliflower with Lemon and Mint

I know that the title of this post will have caused some people to pause for just a moment. How can a blog devoted to chocolate and alcohol present something about cauliflower? It turns out that my food pyramid is defective: Level 1: Sugars: white, light brown, dark brown and confectioners Level 2: Butter, eggs…

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