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Polpette al Forno from Hog by Richard H. Turner

In his survey of cooking pork from every part of the pig and using every possible cooking technique, Hog author Richard H. Turner presents recipes from around the world. This Italian-inspired recipe features sausage cooked over a bed of grapes. With grapes available year round, this dish does not have to wait for the fall…

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Pork Chorizo from Farm Fork Food

Last week I posted a review of Farm Fork Food by Eric Skokan, http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-farm-fork-food-by-eric-skokan/ I noted that there was recipe for Pork Chorizo I knew my chorizo-addicted wife would probably gravitate to. She did, quickly. I showed her the recipe last Wednesday and this Saturday we were at our butcher getting ground pork and salt…

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage for the True Foodie

For a complete brunch, you may just want some protein. Maybe bacon. Maybe something more. Sausage, for example. Yes, you can buy sausage everywhere. There are those warning tales of “what goes into the sausage you don’t want to know.” And if you turn the package over and try to read the label, you will…

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Quick Cassoulet

  Cassoulet is a charming word and a most delicious dish, filled with layers upon layers of flavors. Of course, making cassoulet is rather like running the marathon. It’s a journey. I began life as a “quarter miler” or 400 meter sprinter. When I took up marathoning, which is at the opposite of the “how…

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