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Cucumber Gazpacho

Light, quick, refreshing. No, not just refreshing, penetrating. Here is gazpacho without a hint of red. It’s all green: cucumber, jalapeno, avocado. And it’s delicious. From start to eating, it’s 30 minutes for this because you do need some time for this soup to chill. While it is chilling, you can turn to the garnishes…

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Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review featured Northwest Bounty from 1988. It’s a lovely book, particularly for a guy like me who grew up in Oregon. Reading the book now is to have refreshed memories of the salmon and strawberries that were so central to my life. Ah, salmon. We had it alder smoked year…

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Cucumber & Serrano Chile Salad from Healthy Latin Eating by Angie Martinez and Angelo Sosa

Healthy Latin Eating by Angie Martinez and Angelo Sosa is a sensational new book I blogged about last December: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-healthy-latin-eating-by-angie-martinez-and-angelo-sosa/ Chef Angelo Sosa — visit his Anejo restaurants in NYC if you possibly can — is man with both skills and imagination. He notes that the origins of this salad are in Malaysia, but he…

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Tzatziki: A Universal Side Dish

Cool. Refreshingly cool. Tzatziki, a combo of sour cream and cucumber, is a side dish that is a hallmark of Middle Eastern Cuisine. It should be on all our plates as well. Here you see it paired with meat kabobs [yes, the recipe is coming tomorrow!]. But tzatziki is a striking accompaniment to proteins of…

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