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Warm Onion Tartlets with Herbs from Amuse-Bouche

Who can resist puff pastry? Crispy, buttery and always the container for something lovely. Here, from Amuse-Bouche, is a very simple yet sophisticated idea: little puff pastry tartlets filled with onion and herb. Author Rick Tramonto does suggest you try other onions beside the Spanish in this recipe. He recommends a tablespoon of fresh thyme…

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Brian’s Smoked Trout Dip with Onion and Garlic

I have never understood why trout is not more popular. Growing up in Oregon, we had trout more often than salmon — the two fish are first cousins actually. I enjoyed trout as a kid with a particular intense yet sweet flavor. Around the world, and trout are found everywhere, different species have quite different…

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Onion Soup with Cider and Cheddar Gratin from Cold-Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase

Suzen and I were delighted to see that Cold-Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase has been republished by Workman just last September. We love Sarah’s books and Cold-Weather Cooking is filled with solutions to a problem Suzie and I face today: the chill factor outside our Manhattan apartment is 16 below. We are leaving for…

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Caramelized Rajas

Rajas translates as “strips” and you can see just that in the picture: a maze-like tangle of onion and poblano strips cooked into an awesome flavor extravaganza. You can eat the rajas as a side dish, or put them into scrambled eggs, in salads, atop steak or chicken — see that chicken picture below! If you…

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