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Sincronizada: Ham and Cheese and …

Breakfast in Texas offers opportunities for diversity. First, find a good, really good Tex-Mex spot. Like Curra’s Grill in South Austin. Then peruse the menu, find something you’ve never heard of, and give it a fling. Like a sincronizada [yes, “synchronized”]. It looks like a quesadillas but only a Tex-Mex amateur would confuse the two.…

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Stir-Fried Vinegary Potatoes with Ham and Hot Chiles

When I am in our upstate house, by myself because Suzen is working in the city, I work, too. I’m in kitchen experimenting mode. I can make a mess, even have a modest disaster, and no one knows but the cleaning lady. I slip her an extra twenty and Suzen never suspects that the burners…

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Chinese-Style Barbecued Fresh Ham from Ham: An Obsesssion with the Hindquarte

Ham. It’s the other holiday meat. Oh, you’ll have a ham sandwich now and then but a multi-pound chunk of ham probably only sees your kitchen counter on holidays. And then, like turkey, you may well have “the” ham recipe that your family always expects. Here is a new “the” recipe. A really incredibly different…

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