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No Small Breakfast Potatoes

That top picture may remind you of something you’ve seen in the produce section of your grocery store: a bag of smallish potatoes with a rainbow of colors. What to do with them if you take them home? You cannot bake them and stuff with sour cream, butter, and chives. No, these small ones have…

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Coriander Chutney from Raja Foods and St. Patrick’s Day Potatoes

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and the issue at hand is how to have a green baked potato. The answer involves Ireland, India, and Illinois. When politicians refer to the Three I’s, they mean Ireland, Italy and Israel, but here our topic is food, not ethnic voting patterns. I was in Kalustyan’s on Lexington Avenue…

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Caviar

This year’s Valentine’s Day feast at Cooking by the Book featured duck breast: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/recipes/16580/ The richness of that duck demands that the side dishes rise above the norm. “Side dish” can almost be a pejorative term, which is tragic. A side dish needs to sparkle. It’s the chrome on the car of your main dish.…

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Super Bowl Feasting: Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon, Leeks and Cheese from Fireside Feasts

All this week I’ve been writing about dishes to have during the Super Bowl. The custom for sports fans on this long and intense Sunday is snack food: say wings and ribs. And I’ve shared recipes for just those, dishes, ones filled with spice and dash. How about something a bit mellow to eat on…

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