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Roasting Nut and Coconut

Baking, particularly cookies, often involves nuts or coconut. And there in that recipe you’ll see the suggestion that they be toasted. My first reaction: ah, gee, do I have to? I revert to being a 6-year old told to clean up his room. The thing is, toasting these ingredients really is important to bring out…

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Oven Roasted Porchetta: From the Beard Award Winning All About Roasting

Suzi and I pride ourselves on finding great cookbooks and giving you an early alert of a new gem ready for you to enjoy.  Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2011 cookbook awards. Two of the awards went to books we’ve already blogged here, and three more of the winning books are in our…

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Oven Roasted Porchetta from Molly Stevens

“I’m doing that,” Suzen said. She pointed to the full page picture of this roast and went to get her car keys. “You coming?” she asked at the door. “There’s a lot of stuff to carry.” Well, not that much. Suzen had been scanning the pages of All About Roasting by Molly Stevens and stopped…

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Maple-Brined Pork Roast from All About Roasting

If you eat meat, you’ll eventually be roasting. What could be simpler? You put it in the oven, and you take it out. And the results? Sometimes good, and sometimes not. It turns out that if you want quality every time, then you need to learn a bit about the techniques of roasting and what…

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