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  This is a long week sandwiched between holidays on the Sundays at either end. It’s a busy time and one where we want to share grand food with friends and families. We had this dish for Christmas Eve and I heartily recommend it for any day during the rest of this holiday period. Or…

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Neapolitan Christmas Eve Spaghetti with Walnuts from The Four Seasons of Pasta

  Last August I did a cookbook review for The Four Seasons of Pasta, a collection of recipes offering pasta on an elevated level. Italy is a land of feasts and holiday. Christmas Eve is traditionally a meatless meal, but “meatless” can be quite exceptional. Here, the “meat” feeling comes from walnuts, lots of walnuts.…

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Garganelli with Chicken Sugo and Peppers from Battersby

The charming Brooklyn restaurant Battersby has a cookbook called, not surprising, Battersby. The restaurant is small, so small that most of the dishes are prepared in terms of components hours or even days in advance, then refreshed and assembled just before serving. This pasta dish caught my eye. How could it not? Suzi and I…

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Cappelletti Pasta Cake with Cream, Ham, Liver and Peas for As the Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso

If you are playing blackjack, you know there are times when you have to double down. I say “have to” because if you follow that rule, and some others, you actually can make money. You actually have an advantage over the house. It’s the only casino game where that is true. And if the casino…

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