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Chicken With Prunes in Red Wine Sauce from A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

When author Diana Henry wrote A Bird in the Hand offered recipes from near and far. This one is not too far from Great Britain. Inspired by the cuisine of southwestern France, she’s adopted the cooking method for the standard British, and American, home kitchen. So, let’s start with the tricky part. When was the…

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Butternut Squash and Prune Gratin

For our holiday tables, we often resort to “the same things.” Now, those things are terrific which explains why we may have had them dozens of times. Still, there may be a longing to augment the table, a desire for something more, something different. No, I would never suggest the stuffing or mashed potatoes should…

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Roast Pork Loin in Brown Ale with Prunes and Apricots

  I heard a splash. I turned. Something wrapped in aluminum foil was resting in a dish of cold water. “I took out a pork loin. Find a recipe,” Suzen announced. She likes to test me. She was testing the wrong man. I had to walk just five steps, pull Rotis from its treasured spot,…

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