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Sweet Potatoes with Garlic, Ginger, and Cilantro

  When Suzen tells a group that has come to do a group event at Cooking by the Book that they will be preparing a sweet potato side dish, you can see the frowns on many faces. “Trust me. You haven’t had anything like this,” she reassures her audience. We never have leftovers. Guests, who…

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Puree of White Beans with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

On a snowy Sunday, I found Suzen checking out our cookbooks. “What are you looking for?” I asked. I can be helpful. Sometimes. “Something interesting,” she said calmly. She’s not six feet tall so her hand was reaching up to manipulate the books on the top row. “Something chocolate?” I suggested. Suzen likes chocolate. “Go…

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Spaghetti with Garlic, Tomato, Mint and Fresh Tuna from PASTA by the CIA

Source: Pasta by The Culinary Institute of America [Gianni Scappin, Alberto Vanoli, and Francesco Tonelli] The Culinary Institute of America — yes, that CIA —  is recognized as the best culinary school in America. If you can’t invest two or four years to attend, then you have an alternative: the series of cookbooks written by…

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Roasted Garlic Salsa for Super Bowl Nachos

If nachos are on your agenda on Super Bowl Sunday, then here’s a salsa specifically recommended for your dish. The little book The 50 Best Salsas has a delightful range of salsa ideas. This Roasted Garlic Salsa is the one specifically dedicated to making your nachos distinctive yet easy. To construct your nachos, put a…

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