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Serrano Pepper Burgers from Gill Nation

It’s Labor Day Weekend, the weather is good for most of us, and we need dinners as the days unfold. This recipe from Grill Nation by David Guas is quite a turn on your traditional burger. For three pounds of meat, you are adding in one pound of serrano peppers and another pound of pepper…

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Quick Roasted Pepper Pieces

Suzen buys bell peppers by the crate. Each week one or two hundred people enter our kitchen for hands-on cooking events. For appetizers, for ingredients in other dishes, peppers abound in our kitchen. Recipes for roasting even bell peppers often call for heating them until the skin is blackened, storing in a covered bowl, and removing…

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Chargrilled Sweet Pepper & Walnut Dip from Pomegranates & Pine Nuts

My corner deli in Manhattan is run by Koreans, what else? The refrigerator case is overflowing with hummus, in all its glorious variations, what else? Our food continues to become international and where does it begin? With snacks. First the salsa and chips. Then the tacos and burritos. A decade ago you might have to search…

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Roasted Italian Peppers

  You can’t be accused of being anti-some-group if none of those people are there. In your city, I mean. So in my mother’s defense, she was not anti-Italian. She was just allergic to garlic. And there were almost no Italians in Portland when I was growing up. Or Italian restaurants. The only Italian food…

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