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Pork and Cider Pie from Eric Lanlard

Four years ago, the very talented Eric Lanlard wrote Tart It Up: Sweet and Savory Tarts and Pies. Growing up in Brittany, he was native to a land of pork and apples. This Pork and Cider Pie is a classic dish, ideal for these last lingering March nights. The ingredient list here is long, reflecting…

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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

I made this in the fall and found it to be the best, best savory dish I had made all year. That is still true and I think you'll find this a crowd pleasure during this holiday season. It's rich tasting, beautiful to behold, and surprisingly easy to make. It can scale up easily, so…

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Peppery Chicken Thighs with Brandy-Roasted Grapes from Fruitful by Nicholson and Huck

  Ordinarily a food shot shows the final recipe in all its glory. But sometimes you want to feature one of the ingredients, perhaps the key ingredient that makes the recipe distinguished. I love Concord grapes. Their intense flavor, available for so little time, seems to be a cascade of flavor bombs. Their appearance signals…

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Roasted Chicken in Adobo from Eat Mexico by Lesley Tellez

Eat Mexico is the new cookbook by Lesley Tellez 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 intensely Mexican. “Tastes like chicken” is not the worst phrase in…

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