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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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Red Onion Marmalade

Okay, you are going to object to the phrase “onion marmalade” because you make marmalade with oranges, which is why you technically say “orange marmalade.” I am happy to say that you are wrong. By centuries. The very, very first marmalade was made by the Romans cooking quinces with honey. The Romans knew how to…

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Canadian Cranberry Confit with Onions and Raisins

For Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys, it seems that cranberry sauce is as mandatory as mashed potatoes. You may eat cranberries only once or twice a year, but now is the time. The question, though, is this: how can I get a miraculous sauce from those brilliant, bitter, and radiant berries. When it comes to sauces,…

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