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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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Moroccan Citrus Salad from Pomegranates & Pine Nuts by Bethany Kehdy

This salad appears on the cover of Pomegranates & Pine Nuts, the wonderful book by Bethany Kehdy, a book filled with exciting and most colorful recipes. This recipe, with its sprinkling of pomegranate seeds, immediately grabbed Suzen’s attention. Once we made this salad and sampled it over two nights, it grabbed our hearts. This dish,…

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