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Egg, Spinach & Feta Tarts with Honey & Poppy Seeds from Toast Hash Roast Mash by Dan Doherty

  If you are reading this early Sunday morning, you have a chance to dash to the store, do some buying and return home to prepare an elegant brunch. Otherwise, you have a whole week to prepare in advance for this excellent brunch main course. It’s from the new Toast Hash Roast Mash by Dan…

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Crab, Saffron and Gruyere Tart from Make Mine a Martini

  In Make Mine a Martini, author Kay Plunkett-Hogge presents this an array of cocktails for you to consider, not just a wonderful martini. There are classics here and some new ones, like The Fine & Dandy, a combo of lemon juice, Cointreau and gin. But this book is really more: a cocktail party book…

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Open-Face Vidalia Pie

  You know what an onion tart looks like. It’s the epitome of French food with those caramelizing onions densely scattered over the top. In the American South, things are a bit different. It’s a pie, not a tart, and in this particular recipe the onions are totally drowning in a custard of eggs and…

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Suzi’s Caramelized Onion Tart

If you are reading this blog on our website, Cookingbythebook.com, then you’ve discovered the site for my wife’s cooking school. Several times a week, 20 to 50 people come to our Tribeca loft and cook a meal together in our kitchen. The large group is divided up into smaller teams with each team preparing one…

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