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Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

  In your first taste you will know that this soup is something special, something deliciously special. This soup has a dreamy quality: some body, yet still thin, the subtle flavor of cucumber but layered with melon, and an underlying tang that you may recognize as yogurt + crème fraiche. Or you may just sit…

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

For Valentine’s Day, Suzen offered a class, what else, for couples. Couples who came in droves, cooked with laughter, and consumed with pleasure. The seven course meal featured a different sparkling wine with each course. Suzen was curious about which of the seven dishes would please the crowd the most. Oh, it did not take…

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Cobb Salad from Patricia Wells

I am, in a word, a fan of Patricia Wells. I love her cookbooks, packed with ideas that tempt me page by page. I relish her travel books: those Food Lover’s Guides to Paris and to France have given many of us perfect journeys along the timeless streets of cities or the rural byways of…

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Yogurt Leg of Lamb from Stone Turtle

I know, lamb is not an everyday dish. And for many it’s an acquired taste. There is, of course, the British-inspired route of having one bite of mint jelly for every bite of lamb. And then there are better paths. At our recent course on wood oven cooking at Stone Turtle in Maine, we had…

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