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Olive Salad from The Lebanese Cookbook by Hussien Dekmak

In his new book The Lebanese Cookbook distinguished chef Hussien Dekmak presents a full spectrum of Lebanese dishes, from the light and quick for summer to the rich and nurtured for the winter. This lovely salad is one of those light, quick summery delights that abound in the book. If you love olives, this dish…

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Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad from I Love Corn by Lisa Skye

Summer is upon us. The corn is “fresh” now from Florida but soon, pretty soon the fresh corn in our stores will be local. It is time to search for you copy of I Love Corn by Lisa Skye [2012]. Oh, you don’t have a copy yet? You want one, you really do. This recipe…

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Blue Cheese [and Buttermilk] Salad Dressing from Alton Brown

Dinner was to be salad and the salad was almost ready. But the salad was naked, undressed. “Find me a buttermilk dressing,” Suzen said. She speaks, I obey. It just works better that way. I did a little Googling, and found “the recipe.” This recipe appears on many, many sites, most of which do graciously…

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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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