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Potato and Turnip Gratin from Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes by Brendan Collins

  In Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes: A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook chef, and now author, Brendan Collings provides guidance to all men. Including the kitchen-challenged. You don’t really need courage to cook, just a smile, a great guide, and perhaps a beer in hand. How many men, chefs exempted, have made a gratin? How many…

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Butternut Squash and Prune Gratin

For our holiday tables, we often resort to “the same things.” Now, those things are terrific which explains why we may have had them dozens of times. Still, there may be a longing to augment the table, a desire for something more, something different. No, I would never suggest the stuffing or mashed potatoes should…

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Maple-Glazed Apple and Sweet Potato Gratin

Ah, here’s that sweet potato again. And again, the question is simple: how to transform this beast into something delectable. In The Thanksgiving Table, Diane Morgan has fun with both sweet potatoes and words. She calls this dish a gratin, but do not worry about the cheese calories: no cheese here. Instead, this is dish…

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Potato, Cauliflower and Camembert Gratin

This post finishes the series on what we had for Easter dinner last Sunday. I’ve saved the best for last. If you google “what does cauliflower taste like” you have a quick descent into a tar pit. There are plenty of discussions, not about what it tastes like or why, but what to do about…

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