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Inle Lake Green Tomato Salad from Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

I promised you this recipe yesterday when I did a review of the beautiful Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong which has just been published. Luke’s book is a culinary journey of the societies of Southeast Asia sitting along the meandering, and quite long, Mekong River. The recipes in the book are very local and rigorously authentic,recipes…

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Roast Chicken with Bread & Arugula Salad from Make It Ahead by Ina Garten

If you make just one recipe from Make It Ahead by Ina Garten, this is the one to do. It is a magnificent combination of green and protein. Here chicken flavor is elevated to a level you might not have imagined possible. It’s a great dish and one that is a full meal unto itself.…

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Anchovy Dressing from The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin

There is nothing subtle about anchovies. If used in a recipe, the flavor can almost always be distinguished. You might as well try to conceal an elephant. Perhaps you’ve had anchovies in Caesar Salad, ideally one made at your tableside with the anchovies being mashed by hand. This dressing might be called Caesar actually. It…

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Cucumber & Serrano Chile Salad from Healthy Latin Eating by Angie Martinez and Angelo Sosa

Healthy Latin Eating by Angie Martinez and Angelo Sosa is a sensational new book I blogged about last December: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-healthy-latin-eating-by-angie-martinez-and-angelo-sosa/ Chef Angelo Sosa — visit his Anejo restaurants in NYC if you possibly can — is man with both skills and imagination. He notes that the origins of this salad are in Malaysia, but he…

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