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Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Moroccan Spices and Chickpeas from The Kitchen Shelf

I recently posted a review of The Kitchen Shelf, a new and clever book for “us.” There are books that tell you how to create a great dish 20 minutes with 3 ingredients. This is not that kind of book. Not that kind at all. The Kitchen Shelf suggests you stock your panty with just…

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Easter Lamb Pie from Pieminister

Earlier this week, I reviewed Pieminister, a book by two English men who have started a most successful pie business. In Great Britain pie is not just dessert. No, pie is everywhere and can be enjoyed every meal of the day. Savory pie, wonderful savory pie ideas, abound in Pieminister. Here is a traditional Easter…

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Herb-Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Watercress and Anchovy Sauce from Do-Ahead Christmas

Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsden is filled with recipes that will make your holiday feast ideas – but without exhausting you. The recipes here can be started hours or days in advance, then easily finished just before meal time. Now, Christmas may be over, but there is New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Those…

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Xinjiang Cumin Lamb Ribs

Over the next two weeks, we have some holidays and the opportunity to create feasts with new flavors. This most elegant recipe is from Andrew Wong and his book A. Wong The Cookbook. Xinjiang is a province in the far northwest of China, huge in area with 1.6 million square mile and very distant from…

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