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Sautéed Peppers with Capers from Alice Waters

Alice Waters is justly famed and famous. We think of her restaurants, her exceptional force in forging the “fresh and local” movement. Her heritage of generations of chefs that have trained and learned at Chez Panisse and then prospered across the nation. Yet, in the end her lasting gift to us is her cookbooks and…

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Pepper Steak from Meat & Potatoes by Judith Choate

Recently I did a TBT cookbook review of Meat & Potatoes by Judith Choate. Published in 1992, the book is filled with classic recipes. Some, I think, so classic you may not have ever had them. Here’s a recipe, Pepper Steak, that once was very popular but seems to have slipped away from our tables.…

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Serrano Pepper Burgers from Grill 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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