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Pasta Candles with Long Green Beans and Tomatoes from The Four Seasons of Pasta

  Yesterday I did a cookbook review for The Four Seasons of Pasta, a collection of recipes offering pasta on an elevated level. This is not your ordinary Spaghetti and Meatball collection, not at all. These recipes, as you might expect, are strongly seasonal, suggesting you visit a farmers market for the freshest possible ingredients.…

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Duck Confit Agnolotti with Kale and Pine Nuts from Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot is man pursuing many avenues: TV cooking shows, his restaurants. And now he’s an author with the book Cooking Like a Master Chef. My Huffington Post review is here. Here’s a dish taken from his restaurant, with its two stars, and translated for your pleasure in your kitchen. Are you a duck fan?…

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Spaghetti with Radicchio, Ricotta, and Lemon-Garlic Bread Crumbs from The Lemon Cookbook

In The Lemon Cookbook, Ellen Jackson very convincingly presents the idea that we can use lemons from breakfast to midnight. Lemon can be a dominant element, as in lemonade, or more often provide just the accents needed to take a dish from good to wonderful. On these winter nights, here’s a hearty pasta dish that…

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Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon and Sage Brown Butter from The Homemade Kitchen

On a winter night what could be more homey, more comforting than a bowl of pasta accented with roasted vegetables, some bacon, and some browned butter. This dish typifies the recipes in The Homemade Kitchen by Alana Chernila. Alana’s philosophy of doing it yourself, in your kitchen, surround by your family is one dear to…

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