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Brian’s Crab and Scotch Bonnet Dip

Why do we say, “It tastes like chicken.” We say it all the time. No, that dip in the picture certainly does not taste like chicken. It doesn’t taste like anything you can recognize. It’s a transformation. Too often when we cook, it is to coat or frost some adornments on top of a basic…

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Chargrilled Sweet Pepper & Walnut Dip from Pomegranates & Pine Nuts

My corner deli in Manhattan is run by Koreans, what else? The refrigerator case is overflowing with hummus, in all its glorious variations, what else? Our food continues to become international and where does it begin? With snacks. First the salsa and chips. Then the tacos and burritos. A decade ago you might have to search…

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Thanksgiving Appetizer: Warm Maryland Crab Dip with Lemon Panko Topping

If your Thanksgiving Day feast is a long one, starting in the early afternoon and extending deep into the evening, then you’ll reach a point where an appetizer or two is in order. It’s a day for culinary richness, and this crab dip — although it comes from Maryland — seems to be from Fort…

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Creamy Maple Syrup Dressing

  You always want delicious. To achieve delicious and have it be super simple is quite extraordinary. There are times when the ordinary vinaigrette, though splendid, becomes a tad boring. And there are times when a cheese dip for your crudité is just too “same old thing.” We owe thanks, therefore, to the Ontario Maple…

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