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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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Sunshine Potato Salad

Is potato salad healthy? It’s potatoes and mayo and … Ah, the solution is to be inclusive. Add some veggies like celery and peppers. Add some eggs [ok, marginally healthy]. Pickles, definitely healthy. In short, the quality of your potato salad is up to you. But it can be a delicious combination of ingredients rich…

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Pepper and Herbed Butter

Is it possible to figure out how many potatoes you have eaten in your life? At my age, and with my growing-up-in-the-50s background, my PPC — Personal Potato Count — is very, very high. Baked potatoes, French fries, hash browns, potato salad, … That veggie has been a major part of intake. And my favorite?…

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Basque Style Chicken with Bell Peppers and Tomatoes by Joel Robuchon

The phrase “tastes like chicken” is not inherently good or bad. Ever had roasted chicken in Paris on a winter’s night? Or blackened barbeque chicken from a wood fire on a summer afternoon in New Mexico? Or the spicy red wonder of Tandoori chicken in an Indian restaurant? Chicken truly can be wonderful. But like…

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