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Beef and Lamb Meatballs Baked in Tahini from Ottolenghi

  Meatballs. Funny word. It’s a food we love and people we think are goofs. Goofy aside, meatballs are one of those dishes that are universal. Western folks are like to say “spaghetti and meatballs” as if it were one continuous phrase. I grew up on that dish. You may have too. Suzen has an…

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

For Valentine’s Day, Suzen offered a class, what else, for couples. Couples who came in droves, cooked with laughter, and consumed with pleasure. The seven course meal featured a different sparkling wine with each course. Suzen was curious about which of the seven dishes would please the crowd the most. Oh, it did not take…

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Mexican Meatball and Pasta Soup

I, uh, wanted something unhealthy for dinner. Not really terribly unhealthy. Just a lot of cheese and some meat and … “No.” Suzen said. She took the magazine from me, sat, turned pages, stood up and showed me a picture. “You’ll like this. I’m making it.” Now, at that point I had choice of actions,…

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German Meatballs and Riesling Wines at Cooking by the Book On Friday, September 28th

  Oktoberfest is in full swing and we have more events here at Cooking by the Book. On Friday, September 28, we will feature that “other” Oktoberfest beverage: German wine. In fact, great German wine. In this Small Bite Big Sips wine class, we celebrate the unique flavors of fine wines from Germany’s renowned Mosel…

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