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Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder from Hero Food

Hero Food by Seamus Mullen has a very different perspective. For personal health reasons, seasoned chef Mullen decided to focus on 18 very healthy ingredients and then create wonderful recipes using them. Now his list of 18 is pretty diverse: olive oil, dried, beans, almonds, grains, anchovies, good eggs, good birds, sweet peas, parsley, berries,…

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Oven Roasted Porchetta: From the Beard Award Winning All About Roasting

Suzi and I pride ourselves on finding great cookbooks and giving you an early alert of a new gem ready for you to enjoy.  Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2011 cookbook awards. Two of the awards went to books we’ve already blogged here, and three more of the winning books are in our…

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Mr. Piggy’s Revenge: Grilled Chipotle Baby Back Ribs [or the best ribs you'll ever have in your life]

This is a long post, but worth it. Why? This is about the best pork ribs you will ever have in your life. Ever, anywhere, anytime. And it all started because I was seriously rib-deprived. “How was the Q?” Suzen asked me. I had just returned from two weeks in Austin and, true to family,…

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Oven Roasted Porchetta from Molly Stevens

“I’m doing that,” Suzen said. She pointed to the full page picture of this roast and went to get her car keys. “You coming?” she asked at the door. “There’s a lot of stuff to carry.” Well, not that much. Suzen had been scanning the pages of All About Roasting by Molly Stevens and stopped…

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