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Raspberry Shrub Syrup and Beverage

  Man goes into a bar. [Sorry, for timing reasons it has to be a man.] The bar is in New York City. The man pulls his stool up to the edge of the bar. Sawdust shuffles as the stool legs scrape along the floor. The bartender, large and flush, says, “What’ll you have?” The…

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Frozen Iceberg Lettuce with Champagne Vinegar

  There are people who do not believe in evolution or genetics. I think they are wrong. This recipe all started many years ago when I met Maria Guarnaschelli. CBTB was selected for testing The Joy of Cooking and Maria was the editor. At the time Maria told us of her daughter, Alex, who was…

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Supercharged Mayonnaise

        Mayonnaise is almost as important to sandwiches as bread. It’s automatic that we spread mayo on that bread, or incorporate it into a salad filling: chicken salad, tuna salad, ham salad, … Mayo from the store is a good product. It’s nothing like home-made mayo. Nothing. But, if you are whisk-challenged,…

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Boston Lettuce Salad with Cream Dressing from Jacques Pepin

If you mention the name “Jacques Pepin” to someone at random, you stand a pretty good chance hearing, “That’s somebody I’ve heard of, although …” Foodies, of course, can pinpoint this name of one of the world’s top chefs. But non-foodies galore will look at you and struggle to answer. They have heard the name,…

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