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Totally Rummy Pound Cake

When I was a freshman at Reed College, everyone had to take a class called Humanities 101. The premise of the class was simple: in the past 3000 years Western civilization has created many classic works of prose and poetry — in this class you had to read every single one. It was two or…

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Mojito Chicken

“Will it taste like chicken? Brian asked. “It is chicken. Taste it,” I suggested. “You know,” he began. “Taste it now,” I insisted. “Oh,” he said after swallowing. “Can I have more?” “Over there,” I pointed. “Would you?” he attempted to beg. “Over there,” I pointed with a knife. The man understood. And he actually…

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Brian’s Pina Colada by the Halves

Yesterday’s post for Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole called for half a pineapple. What to do with other half? You can be healthy and just eat it. You might be thirsty. If so, here is a very quick way to make a blender full of pina coladas. No pineapple juice. That half pineapple is diced and…

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Brian’s Sour Cherry Mojito

The farmers market in Tribeca on Saturday is just a tad different. It’s the only market here in the Northeast that I have seen with a vendor selling orchids. And there’s this very distinguished looking Amish gentleman offering habenero dill pickles. Talk about emerging or merging cultures. The culinary crossovers here can be striking. One…

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