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Smoked Greek Garden Packets from Diane Kochilas

Diane Kochilas has written many award-winning cookbooks including Mediterranean Grilling in 2007. It’s a favorite book of ours because Suzi loves eggplant and the Grilled Eggplant Sandwich with Yogurt-Tahini-Chipotle Dressing is undeniably wonderful. The very next time we make it, I’ll take a photo and post it. But in the meantime … Me? I’ll eat…

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Seabream in Potato Crust from As the Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso

Many of us are “meat and potatoes” types. And it can take something special to get us to budge. Here’s that something special. Meat stays but now is present in the form of fish. And the potatoes are here, too, but now appear as faux scale for the fish. This dish begins with obvious visual…

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Potato, Bacon, Cheese, and Wine Casserole from French Comfort Food by Hillary Davis

Author Hillary Davis of French Comfort Food has assembled just the grandest collection of comfort food ideas. This recipe, from the Haute-Savoie Region of the French Alps, is her proposal for wintery nights. I made this dish and I think wintry nights would be improved with these potatoes on the table. So are autumn and…

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Rosti from Neue Cuisine

                                            A cold morning. Hot potatoes. We Americans call them hash browns but these are rosti in Austria. And there is an Austrian flavor twist here: a sprinkle of nutmeg.. Making these potato cakes is…

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