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Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie from Brooklyn Bar Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman

Are you ever embarrassed by a dish that is ethnically yours? I am. I am Irish and I’ve tried Shepherd’s Pie for decades and been endless disappointed. It’s a peasant dish and historically was made with cheap meat. Restaurants are all too happy to follow that cheap path and the restaurant results are, in a…

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Cappelletti Pasta Cake with Cream, Ham, Liver and Peas for As the Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso

If you are playing blackjack, you know there are times when you have to double down. I say “have to” because if you follow that rule, and some others, you actually can make money. You actually have an advantage over the house. It’s the only casino game where that is true. And if the casino…

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Blueberry Nectarine Pie from First Prize Pies by Allison Kave

  In First Prize Pies, Allison Kave argues that you can enjoy pie year round. Her argument is sound, and you can see my review here. But, ah aren’t there always buts in life, I think late summer is just the one time of year when you have to try pie. There are blueberries and…

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Open-Face Vidalia Pie

  You know what an onion tart looks like. It’s the epitome of French food with those caramelizing onions densely scattered over the top. In the American South, things are a bit different. It’s a pie, not a tart, and in this particular recipe the onions are totally drowning in a custard of eggs and…

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