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Middle Eastern Ribs with Spicy Pomegranate Glaze from The Great Ribs Book by Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison

“Look at this,” I said. We were in Brooklyn, in the Middle Eastern community complete with aromatic restaurants and markets that burst onto the sidewalk with a variety food items we had never seen. I was holding a bottle of pomegranate molasses. “What will we do with it?” Suzen asked. She was not saying “no”…

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Very Sticky and Very Smokey Pork Ribs with Bourbon Glaze

I’ve mentioned the new book Smoke & Spice by Valerie Aikman-Smith in a previous post. I enjoy the book’s presentation with its focus on sauces and seasonings rather than the meat. Everyone secretly eats BBQ for the sauce. Yes, yes you do. Don’t deny the truth here. I’m not asking for a confession or entrance…

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Best Ribs for Superbowl

  Last year, I blogged these ribs as the best ever. Better than any I had sampled at restaurants — and I’ve spent a lot of time in Texas, folks — and better than any other from a cookbook. I know that “best” is an overused superlative. I know. But I do mean it. If…

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Sweet and Sour and Fiery Ribs

My favorite cuisine? Well sort of Mexican, Southwestern, Thai, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese. You know what I mean. I like a lot things and the “most liked” can depend on the time of day, the smells on the street, how long since my last pasta gorge, or how long since I ate some great ribs.…

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