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Sincronizada: Ham and Cheese and …

Breakfast in Texas offers opportunities for diversity. First, find a good, really good Tex-Mex spot. Like Curra’s Grill in South Austin. Then peruse the menu, find something you’ve never heard of, and give it a fling. Like a sincronizada [yes, “synchronized”]. It looks like a quesadillas but only a Tex-Mex amateur would confuse the two.…

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The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen

The title for The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen has been very carefully chosen. Author Chester Hastings is a superior cheesemonger, a man with a culinary pedigree we all would dream about. And the “kitchen” part? This is a cookbook, not a cheese encyclopedia filled with maps or charts. No here, you will find recipes and what recipes…

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Cherry Tomato Jam: Pairing Fruit with Cheese

  Did you ever have someone give you an absolutely perfect dish? And you were going to get that recipe from them? And then, most sadly, they passed away? You remember their face and their laughter. You remember their tomato conserve that was a miracle. Suzen and I had the pleasure of knowing Jacques Burdick,…

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Anchovy Twists

Having a party? Need a quick appetizer to tantalize your guests? These anchovy twists are flavor grenades. Serving these lovely twists will give you a running start for a flavor profile that will have everyone bubbling and provide you with a theme for the entire evening. Anchovy offers an intense flavor that is readily matched…

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