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Smoked Chipotle Baked Beans

Slow food versus fast food. Slow food versus very slow food. Long cooking times can enable flavors and textures that simply are not possible with a microwave, a deep fryer or a simple broiler. Here’s a perfect example. You start with cooked white beans, adorn them with a parade of additional flavors and let the…

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Cilantro Onion Chicken Wings

If I say “Chicken Wings” what comes to mind? Oh, Buffalo Chicken Wings. Deep red in color, fiery hot, and addicting. We have a favorite restaurant nearby in New York City, a place called Walkers with a classic tin ceiling, wonderful staff, and the best wings in New York. At the table next to us…

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Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad

If you are tailgating one fall weekend, here’s a sensational salad to bring joy to your eyes. Especially if your team is bringing tears to those eyes. [I live in New York, the Giants and 1-2, and it looks downhill to December!]. The secret to this salad is its barrage of the flavors we all…

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Spicy Chunky Guacamole

Guacamole has become a year round food that many of us eat several times a week. The “standard” restaurant or store guacamole can be okay, but nothing beats fresh and homemade. Which recipe? You can find a zillion recipes for guacamole. Your basic preparation options come down to these: Do you mush up the avocado…

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