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Open-Face Vidalia Pie

  You know what an onion tart looks like. It’s the epitome of French food with those caramelizing onions densely scattered over the top. In the American South, things are a bit different. It’s a pie, not a tart, and in this particular recipe the onions are totally drowning in a custard of eggs and…

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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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