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Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Garlic Sauce from The Slanted Door

Wednesday I did a cookbook review for The Slanted Door, a book featuring the recipes of Charles Phan and his marvelous San Francisco restaurant. The restaurant, a mecca from the day it opened for twenty years, offers Charles’ very refined blend of his native Vietnamese heritage with the influences of San Francisco — the ingredients,…

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Dead-Easy Pork Ribs with Palm Sugar Glaze from Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes by Brendan Collins

In Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes: A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook chef, and now author, Brendan Collings provides guidance to all men. Including the kitchen-challenged. You don’t really need courage to cook, just a smile, a great guide, and perhaps a beer in hand. Take this rib recipe. Simple, for he calls in dead easy. And…

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TBT Recipe: Fennel-Seared Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce

    This recipe will show you the full utility of the cast iron skillet you have hanging away. Even before you cook the pork loin, the skillet has had earlier duty roasting fennel seed for the rub that adorns the pork. This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, truly displays the skills of…

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Roast Pork Sandwich from The Nordic Kitchen by Claus Meyer

When we say, “I’ll have the pork sandwich,” here in America that very often means pulled pork with Carolina-style barbeque sauce. Yeah, you can taste it now, can’t you? There are other ways to do pork, other delicious ways. We have Num Pang here in New York, a Cambodian sandwich shop that makes an incredible,…

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