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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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Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

This is one of those dishes that is encompassing perfect. If you had just this soup for a meal, you would be totally satisfied. It is so sublimely perfect that it will make you giggle. In short, I love this soup. I’m a deep advocate for cucumber, which is my candidate for the top universal…

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