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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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Pork Meatballs with Toasted Pignoli and Golden Raisins

Want to start a debate among foodies? You don’t have to go to politics or religion. For spirited conversation, you need to ask about where to find the best meatballs. Family recipes, especially Italian family recipes, are endowed with pride. And it is not unusual for someone to say their family's version is the best, easily the…

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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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