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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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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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