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Low Country Cast-Iron Skillet Scramble from Big Bad Breakfast by John Currence

  In the dazzling new book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence goes all out to exploit his Southern culinary heritage. Born in New Orleans with all its French influence, he went to college in Virginia and North Carolina, but often visited Charleston in the heart of South Carolina Low Country. This recipe combines Low…

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Pork Sausages with Prunes, Guinness, and Lentils from Lidgate’s

  How do you feel about manipulation? I know, it’s not a word with positive connotation. Who wants to be manipulated? Well, I do like a good massage, but manipulation — via advertising say — is not a good thing. Still, we all do it. I do it. I want something from my wife, I…

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Sausage and Sage Toad in the Hole with Gravy from The Kitchen Shelf

I recently posted a review of The Kitchen Shelf, a new and clever book for “us.” There are books that tell you how to create a great dish 20 minutes with 3 ingredients. This is not that kind of book. Not that kind at all. The Kitchen Shelf suggests you stock your panty with just…

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Soup of Dill Pickles, Potato, Smoked Sausage, and Bacon from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen

The recipe comes from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen. Author Chris Honor was born in Australia and now has a small restaurant in North London. He calls this recipe Polish Potato Book but originally he called it Pickled Cucumber Soup. That name did not make is a best seller, but the Polish title makes…

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