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Salmon and Tri-Color Potato Hash

There is no way to deny it: “hash” is a four-letter word. Using the word often denotes something either derogatory or low quality. Did you make a hash of that last speech? In computer science, a hash table is a good thing, a way of finding data. But a hash function is a cryptography technique…

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Potato Galettes Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes

The day after Thanksgiving, your refrigerator may seem to have more things than the day before Thanksgiving. Hopefully, you’ll have big bowl of leftover mashed potatoes. Here’s a wonderful way to use up those “leftovers” creating a treat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In French cooking, a galette is a general term denoting a flat,…

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Thanksgiving Necessities: Mashed Potatoes

I originally posted this blog last year,  just before Thanksgiving. Rather than force you to search for it, I’m reissuing it here. There are the Ultimate Mashed Potatoes from Joel Robuchon and they really, really are wonderful. There are mashed potatoes, and then there is glory. Mashed potatoes deserve the care for attention, detail, and…

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Baked French Fries

The potato. Not noble looking. Not terribly interesting at first glance. But, oh, how versatile and vital to so many cuisines. There are simple ways to use potatoes: baked. And there are more clever ones: gnocchi. There are complex ways that we crave: French fries, for example. Those fries. I assume that more pounds of…

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