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Chicken with Marsala, Olives, and Blood Oranges from A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

When author Diana Henry wrote A Bird in the Hand she wanted her chicken dishes filling the plate with flavors from around the world. Her chicken is married Mediterranean style with Marsala, olives and blood oranges. The visual appeal of the dish is immediate and forceful. You’ll want to be the first to sample a…

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Olive Salad from The Lebanese Cookbook by Hussien Dekmak

In his new book The Lebanese Cookbook distinguished chef Hussien Dekmak presents a full spectrum of Lebanese dishes, from the light and quick for summer to the rich and nurtured for the winter. This lovely salad is one of those light, quick summery delights that abound in the book. If you love olives, this dish…

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Quail with Fried Pancetta and Olives from Nonna’s House by Jody Scaravella

  Tomorrow is the publication date for Nonna’s House by Jody Scaravella. Jody’s restaurant on Staten Island, Enoteca Maria, has a lovely twist. The chefs are all Italian-American grandmothers, ten of them, who rotate nightly in the Enoteca, preparing whatever inspires them that day. This book is a collection of recipes from this most talented…

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Gigi Marinated Olives

What was your first olive experience? Mine was a childhood sniff of a martini with this green thing filled with red stuff sitting in a pool of alcohol. Not a good start. And as a consequence, I’ve never been an olive fan. I will occasionally try to “reboot” olive-wise but it always leave me wincing.…

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