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Spring Risotto with Asparagus Fontina

  Now, technically, I know it is not spring. In just a few days it will officially be fall. But that means that south of the equator, it will be spring. So you could make this recipe while visiting Argentina or the vineyards in Chile. A great South American wine would go so well here.…

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Salmon with Mashed Peas and Tarragon Butter

The supply of salmon seems endless and almost all of us indulge on a regular basis. After all, if you go to a catered event, your choices generally are steak, chicken or salmon. And salmon is often the safe choice. With safety can come boredom. It’s tragic that over time this wonderful fish can lose…

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Orecchiette with Ricotta, Peas and Lemon Zest from Pasta by the CIA

Spring brings new and wonderful opportunities for pasta. From Pasta: Classic and Contemporary Pasta, Risotto, Crespelle and Polenta Recipes by The Culinary Institute of America, here’s a beautiful and marvelously satisfying elegant pasta dish. It’s filled with lots of spring peas. [Yes, you can use frozen but that spring flavor cannot be surpassed.] This recipe…

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Thanksgiving Peas, Please [Cracked Pepper and Butter Peas with Parmesan from Diane Morgan]

“They want a green vegetable,” Suzen said to me. “God, not green beans. Please, I can’t do it.” We were discussing our hosts’ requests for what to bring on Thanksgiving. This year we’ve opted to share the holiday with lovely friends. There will be wine, noise, shared cooking, and wine. Good wine. “I’m researching,” I…

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