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Crab Louis: Using Dungeness Crab to Brighten Your Holidays

Crab. Dungeness Crab. When you grow up on the West Coast, the two terms are synonymous. And how to use that sweet, cool crab? Well, the most elegant way was Crab Louis, also known as the King of Salads. This crab creation first appeared on the West Coast around 1910, but its origins are not…

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Soft Shell Crabs with Onion Pepper Jelly and Roasted Garlic Sauce

“If you buy another jar of jam, I’m going to …” Suzen continued talking but this post may be read by persons who are easily offended. She was not happy but she was adamant. I was not offended. I had just built three more shelves in our panty to hold “stuff.” Pantry creep is not…

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Crab Guacamole

“But we have to have guacamole,” Brian complained. “We agreed we’d have different, better things for Super Bowl Weekend,” I replied. “It’s un-American not to have guacamole,” he pleaded. “Guacamole is Mexican,” I commented. “Are you sure?” Brian and I have been married for twenty-four years. I have never done a background check on him.…

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The Geometry of Pasta and Tagliolini with Crab

The Geometry of Pasta is book you can’t miss. That title by itself seems unusual. Since Brian is both a foodie and a mathematician, I just had to this book up for him. The book’s physical design is exceptional: clean Deco-style fonts in stark black ink on linen white paper. Each page has a film…

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