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Inle Lake Green Tomato Salad from Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

I promised you this recipe yesterday when I did a review of the beautiful Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong which has just been published. Luke’s book is a culinary journey of the societies of Southeast Asia sitting along the meandering, and quite long, Mekong River. The recipes in the book are very local and rigorously authentic,recipes…

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Thanksgiving Special: Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant

I'm repeating this recipe just in time for you to enjoy during this holiday season. It's absolutely delicious, vibrant with rich and caramelizing vegetable flavors. It's a match for anything in a major meal, say that Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing and gravy. Easily made, it presents like a Rennaisance painting on the table. Visual excitement…

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TBT Cookbook Review [with a recipe]: The Constance Spry Cookery Book from 1956

  It is Throwback Thursday. Time to review an old cookbook with great contemporary value. We are going back here almost 60 years, to 1956 and the publication of The Constance Spry Cookery Book. First things first. “Cookery” is an odd sounding word to Americans, but it is the common British term instead of just…

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Peach, Tomato and Burrata Salad with Herbed Olive Oil Crostini

Eating a peach with salt, basil and olive oil is not something I would automatically do. Just too strange. But when Michele Scicolone suggests it, Suzen and I were intrigued. This salad is a favorite for Suzen’s culinary team building events. It is the ideal recipe for a small team to tackle. Plenty of slicing…

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