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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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Really Simple Guacamole

What makes a great guacamole? Brian and I don’t have a single favorite, but we do like a spicy version that uses hot pickles and the pickle juice instead of jalapenos. The pickles are southwestern and as incendiary as any jalapeno, just sweeter. In time for Super Bowl parties, Brian and I are happy to…

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Grilled Flank Steak with Spicy Pepper and Watermelon Salad

I cling to summer. It seems the shortest of seasons. Winter must be six months longer. And while I do love my snowshoeing, I can wait. I treasure the idea of enjoying grand summer meals for just another month or two. I can’t win this war of the seasons. But we can all still win…

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Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Rice

Because I have corporate cooking events every day, and tests recipes, and tests cookbooks, my husband Brian exposed to a lot of food. Good food, I must say. And sometimes outstanding food. This southwestern dish is just incredible. The recipe, as presented below, fashions a side dish of substance. Or, you can serve a double…

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