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Tomatillo Guacamole

I find tomatillos to be intriguing. Little rather hard green balls that seem to be flavor hand grenades. Here’s a very simple recipe that exploints that power. Often when we make guacamole, there a serious number of ingredients: tomato, chopped onion, cilantrol, some cumin perhaps. Here is just the opposite, a mimimlist recipe that does…

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Corinne Trang’s Many Layered Guacamole Surprise

A month ago I posted the technique for making a Fruit Mostarda, a condiment made of candied fruit in a mustard-flavored syrup. The immediate use is as a great appetizer on crackers or bread with some goat cheese. Or brie. Or simply your favorite cheese for appetizer nibbling. The mostarda has enough power to avoid…

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Chunky Guacamole for Ten

As time goes by, each of us develops a personality and a reputation. It can be shocking how far apart those two are. For example, I have a refined and superior sense of humor. But no one, not a single soul, in my family thinks so. How I could be associated, by blood or marriage,…

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Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole with Goat Cheese from Rick Bayless

If I say Chicago, what food snaps into your mind. Pizza? Dogs? Cabbage rendered in a thousand different ways? That’s a dangerous topic to ask a person from New York, the home of true pizza and the world’s best hot dogs. And, and, which city has won more World Series? Back to food. Chicago? I…

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