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Zucchini, Labneh and Thyme Tart from Fermented by Charlotte Pike

Some good things can be easily made, very easily. Take labneh, often referred to as Lebanese cream cheese. Just take yogurt, put it in a cheese cloth, tie up the cloth and suspend over a bowl. When the liquid has stopped draining, you have labneh. It’s a kitchen staple, not just in Lebanon, but across…

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Curry Onion Tart from The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan

I find onion tarts to be irresistible. The tart crust, gooiness of the filling, and the onion tang make for sophisticated comfort food. Sophisticated, yes, but still comfort food. It’s a recipe not to play with. And then I read The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. Using her Indian heritage and her British influenced baking…

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Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese and Fresh Rosemary from Sara Foster

I know. This seems to be déjà vu. Yesterday, I posted a recipe for a lovely Herbed Ricotta and Beet Tart with both ricotta and goat cheese. Here the idea is similarly wonderful: tomato and goat cheese sitting on top of puff pastry. This is another recipe from Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking, a book you…

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Gluten-Free Lemon Tart

Suzi does a lot of work with celiac patients. We are the official test kitchen for the Center for Celiac Disease at Columbia University. Once a month, patients and their families come to Cooking by the Book to prepare an entire meal including dessert. Suzi has developed menus that anyone, anyone would enjoy. If you…

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