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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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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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