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The Who Dat Po’Boy from The Southern Po’Boy Cookbook

From The Southern Po’Boy Cookbook comes this shrimp po’boy that commands you have a beer in your left hand [or right, but somewhere]. As po’boys go, this one is simple to prepare and not terribly gooey, but it is rich in flavor. Well, most correctly, it is rich in butter and spices which combine to…

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A Tray of Tartines

    Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of lovely restaurants, European inspired and bread-centric. The new cookbook, thrillingly titled Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook, has favorites from the restaurant but also an abundance of the emblematic tartines that are the Le Pain specialty. In short, a tartine is a good piece of sourdough bread topped…

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Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta from The Mediterranean Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone

    Our friend Michele Scicolone earned her general’s four stars writing a slew of wonderful Italian cookbooks. Not Italian-American. Italian. She and her husband Charles must have traveled through every village and byway in Italy by now. You can trust her books for their authenticity and the guarantee that a Michele recipe will work…

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Avocado and Shrimp Terrine

  During the holiday season, there can be discussions between the partners in a marriage over what to serve at their next dinner party. “Something chicken,” I began. “NO.” Suzen was shouting again. Low frustration level. It’s her, not me. “Cornish Game Hens with stuffing.” My mouth was watering. I like stuffing. I mean I…

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