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Sautéed Trout, Soft Scrambled Eggs, Chanterelle Mushrooms from Big Bad Breakfast by John Currence

In his newest book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence demonstrates why, in the tiny town of Oxford, Mississippi, he has six restaurants and they are all packed. Born in New Orleans, John’s Southern heritage is evident on every page. The recipes are designed for elevated breakfasts but many, like this one, make for a…

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Bouillabaisse Accompanied by Rouille

  “What am I gonna eat?” I asked. I happen to be a little allergic to shellfish. Like deathly allergic. For her hands on cooking class at Cooking by the Book, Suzi had piles of clams and mussels and shrimp. “I have some meatballs,” Suzi smiled at me.  She seemed fine. Not mad. There was…

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Suzi’s Cucumber with Smoke Fish

In these final dog days of summer, the heat is still on. It’s funny how some nights we can down a big meal, that barbequed steak, and on other nights we crave something refreshing, light and bright. On those nights, it’s time for cucumbers. Suzi will slice one up then top it with smoked fish…

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Seabream in Potato Crust from As the Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso

Many of us are “meat and potatoes” types. And it can take something special to get us to budge. Here’s that something special. Meat stays but now is present in the form of fish. And the potatoes are here, too, but now appear as faux scale for the fish. This dish begins with obvious visual…

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