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Poblano Corn Chowder from The Daily Soup

The Daily Soup was a New York institution, one of those soup chains that start, soar, and then sadly crash. There is only one Daily Soup shop in Manhattan these days. But the cookbook, published in 1999, survives and is a tribute to those original soup pioneers. Corn seems to have a natural mate in…

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TBT Recipe: Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole from Rick Bayless

If I say Chicago, what food snaps into your mind. Pizza? Dogs? Cabbage rendered in a thousand different ways? That’s a dangerous topic to ask a person from New York, the home of true pizza and the world’s best hot dogs. And, and, which city has won more World Series? Back to food. Chicago? I…

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Avocado Corn Relish or Salsa

Yesterday’s post was about roasting corn using your gas grill. Hopefully you will have some leftover corn. Or you can easily roast more. And, while the corn is on the grill, do a few poblano peppers. You are going to need them. You’ll find recipes for this relish/salsa on the web and in many cookbooks.…

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Caramelized Rajas

Rajas translates as “strips” and you can see just that in the picture: a maze-like tangle of onion and poblano strips cooked into an awesome flavor extravaganza. You can eat the rajas as a side dish, or put them into scrambled eggs, in salads, atop steak or chicken — see that chicken picture below! If you…

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