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Frozen Iceberg Lettuce with Champagne Vinegar

  There are people who do not believe in evolution or genetics. I think they are wrong. This recipe all started many years ago when I met Maria Guarnaschelli. CBTB was selected for testing The Joy of Cooking and Maria was the editor. At the time Maria told us of her daughter, Alex, who was…

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Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Strawberries

Yes, that was Suzen earlier today on SiriusXM Channel 110. That’s the Martha Stewart Living channel. The 3PM cooking slot was being hosted by our good friend Michele Scicolone. Michele is famous for her extraordinary array of cookbooks. Mostly Italian, it’s true, but The French Slow Cooker is a best seller and a “best eater”…

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Butter Lettuce Salad from Eric Rupert

Here is the next step in our honey-based spring holiday menu. This salad features butter lettuce, a delicious but too often overlooked set of greens. Butter lettuce heads are smallish so for 4 people, this recipe calls for 3 heads. The vinaigrette, with tarragon and citrus, offers intense flavor. As a result, this salad has…

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Trout Salad from Patricia Wells

Patricia Wells’ latest book, Salad as a Meal, is a read that will drive you to the grocery store. The book is filled with a diversity of salad ideas, particularly because Patricia takes a very broad view of the term “salad.” In this recipe, she does the whole thing: starting with fresh trout, cooking them…

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