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Chicken Breasts with Tarragon, Capers and White Wine from Patricia Wells

  Tarragon is an herb too often neglected. It offers potent, earthy flavors — ones that might remind you of walking through a garden or forest after a shower on a warm day. Use just a little, though. You don’t want to destroy the balance of this lovely sauce. The sauce, chicken, herbs and some…

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Garganelli with Chicken Sugo and Peppers from Battersby

The charming Brooklyn restaurant Battersby has a cookbook called, not surprising, Battersby. The restaurant is small, so small that most of the dishes are prepared in terms of components hours or even days in advance, then refreshed and assembled just before serving. This pasta dish caught my eye. How could it not? Suzi and I…

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TBT Recipe: Roasted Chicken in Adobo Eat Mexico by Lesley Tellez

If you are going to have chicken, go all in. Eat Mexico was published last year by Lesley Tellez and is devoted to the street and markets foods she discovered walking, literally walking Mexico City. Eat Mexico is filled with delectable dishes, ones Lesley has written up for the American cook. But the recipes themselves remain…

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Chicken a la King from Meat & Potatoes by Judith Choate

Yesterday I did a TBT cookbook review of Meat & Potatoes by Judith Choate. Published in 1992, the book is filled with classic recipes. Some, I think, so classic you may not have ever had them. Here’s one I remember from the 1950s. Yes, I was alive then and eating every day. My mom made…

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