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BBQ Wings with Habanero-Strawberry Glaze from The Great Wings Book

Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison are quite a team: inventive author and artistic photographer. Together they have produced a raft of books and you may well have seen them on prominent display. Their The Great Book of Wings [2011] and The Great Ribs Book [2012] are ones that, for example, Barnes and Noble often uses…

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Watermelon, Mint and Chile Gazpacho

The leaves are yellow now. As yellow as that watermelon in the background. Before the leaves are gone, before the last watermelons disappear, before the mint blackens in that first frost, this is a recipe to capture the last lights of summer. This gazpacho is best served very cold, in shot glasses, perhaps with some…

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Herbed Meat Kebabs from Balaboosta

Yesterday I posted a recipe for tzatziki, that cucumber and sour cream side that mates blissfully with protein. Here’s a matching Middle Eastern treat: meat kebabs filled with both meat and spices. The meat flavor is not lost amidst all these ingredients, but there surely is a spice assault on your mouth. The Middle Eastern…

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Mint Syrup from Payard Desserts

  This is how the conversation went. We were standing in our garden ten years ago holding a couple of small mint plants in their little plastic containers. Fresh from the green house. “Will these survive?” Suzen asked. It had been a hard winter. “In Oregon, mint grows like a weed,” I said. It did.…

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