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Veal and Gruyere Meatballs in Tomato Sauce from Lidgate’s

In the heat of summer, why do we eat hot food? There is that theory that a hot salsa makes you sweat which lets water evaporate off your forehead which cools you. I’m not sure about that. Thing is, even in the summer there are some hot, temperature wise, food we love. Steak, sizzling off…

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Chorizo Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce from Graham Elliot

  I like mint. And meatballs. Suzi will eat anything chorizo. She has a mild, but treatable, addiction to feta. We were destined for this recipe and we loved every meatball. On Sunday when we made them, and on Monday when we finished them off. Graham Elliot, TV personality, chef, and author, knows how to…

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Super Bowl Food: Burrata-Stuffed Meatballs with Pistachio Basil Pesto

It's a week to Super Bowl Sunday. Time to plan. How about a plate of meatballs. Meatballs are popular. They must always have been popular. Actually, no. There is a tool from Google, the Ngram, where you put in a word and see how frequently is has been used in millions of books over the years.…

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Polpette al Forno from Hog by Richard H. Turner

In his survey of cooking pork from every part of the pig and using every possible cooking technique, Hog author Richard H. Turner presents recipes from around the world. This Italian-inspired recipe features sausage cooked over a bed of grapes. With grapes available year round, this dish does not have to wait for the fall…

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