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Soup of Dill Pickles, Potato, Smoked Sausage, and Bacon from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen

The recipe comes from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen. Author Chris Honor was born in Australia and now has a small restaurant in North London. He calls this recipe Polish Potato Book but originally he called it Pickled Cucumber Soup. That name did not make is a best seller, but the Polish title makes…

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Corinne’s Pickled Onions

Corinne Trang is a central figure here at Cooking by the Book. She does many things, all of them well: teaching, creating menus, helping clients. But what Suzi and I always wait for is appetizer time. Clients coming into Cooking by the Book for a corporate team building event are greeted with beverages and appetizers.…

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Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes from Tomatomania!

Two words always appeal to me: quick and pickled. Yes, I know, chocolate really does come first but that’s for another day. For her cooking school, Suzen buys in quantity and, at the end of the week, we can have an extra container, or five, of cherry tomatoes. Even Suzen can tire of popping them…

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Meat Loaf Sandwiches

    You can say that it doesn’t matter. No matter how you do it, it will be fine. Sure, and Hell did freeze over. I did a google on “meat loaf sandwiches.” I happen to love them and actually, like many people, prefer the sandwiches the next day to the freshly made meat loaf…

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