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Spicy Cucumber Tomato Salad from Flavors of Malaysia

Okay, let’s do a scavenger hunt. Go to your bookshelf, the bookshelf you have devoted to cookbooks. Good. Now go to the row devoted to Asian food. Good. Now go to the section devoted to Malaysian food. Good? Or not good? Oh, you don’t have Malaysian books? Or any Asian books? Good God, no cookbooks?…

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Chile Potato Tart: Rich Tomato and Potato Flavors

Yes, that’s an empty tart shell, waiting to serve you. What you need is a delicious way to fill it to the brim. Here’s an elegant way to serve potatoes and tomatoes in a tart with with a crust that adds the flavor overtones of Parmesan and chili. “Tart” is, for me, a special word.…

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Salmon, Tomato and Dill Sauce: A Tapas Treat

Tapas dishes can be simple yet delicious. Or they can be a bit complex and totally delicious. This is the latter. It’s a fabulous dish that will awe anyone who eats it. The prep time here includes peeling tomatoes, a necessary step to make sure that the texture of all the components is delightfully consistent.…

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Watermelon Salad with Tomato, Goat Cheese and Pistachio

Here’s a salad filled with favorite flavors, but I doubt you’ve ever seen them combined this way. From The Book of Tapas by Simone and Ines Ortega, I recently served this dish at a party. I put it down, turned around, and found that it almost instantly disappeared. There’s something here for everyone: watermelon, tomato,…

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