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Other people’s recipes: Andrea Nguyen’s Star Anise and Lemongrass Sloppy Joe Bánh Mi

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The Amazon recommender system really thinks I like cookbooks, perhaps with good reason. Pretty much every new cookbook published shows up on my recommendations, and as a result I own far too many cookbooks. Some of them are thick, weighty … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Corey’s Homemade Chicken Potpie by Joanne Chang

This is another one of those confusingly titled recipes from Joanne Chang’s cookbook Flour, too (pp. 194–197). As a pastry chef by training, Chang depends on other chefs to handle the savory side of her Flour Bakery-Cafes; the “Corey’s” in … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Cook’s Country’s Five-Alarm Chili

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It’s been a busy cooking weekend for me: in addition to yesterday’s truffles, I also did a black-walnut pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ cookbook (post to come later this week), and I finished the weekend off with a huge … Continue reading

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Did someone ask for more recipe pointers?

Another three cookbooks’ worth of interesting recipes: Deborah Krasner, Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat Lora Brody, Chocolate American Style Dorie Greenspan, Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé Not to worry: I’ve almost run out of … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Martha Holmberg’s Risotto with Very Meaty Tomato Sauce

This is the first recipe I’ve attempted from Martha Holmberg’s cookbook Modern Sauces (Chronicle Books, 2012). Risotto with tomato sauce sounds like an odd thing, but when you use the proportions and serving sizes indicated, the result is quite tasty … Continue reading

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Really simple recipes: chipotle chicken salad

I often by prepared chicken salad at Whole Foods. The taste and quality are pretty reasonable, and the cost is not horrible compared to the effort required to actually make it myself (cooking chicken breast, chopping vegetables, etc.). But although … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Jeff’s Spicy Turkey Burgers (from Flour, too)

A few weeks ago, I went through Joanne Chang’s cookbook Flour, too marking recipes that sounded interesting. I’m not a huge fan of turkey burgers in general, and after doing the nutritional computation on these I became even less of … Continue reading

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Jeff Smith’s “Serbian Pork Seasoning”

People my age or older who have been cooking for a long time probably remember Jeff Smith, the Methodist minister known as “The Frugal Gourmet” in PBS television series and related cookbooks. He was perhaps the last of the “old-style” … Continue reading

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That’s how it’s SUPPOSED to work (quote)

From Diane St. Clair’s The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook: Recipes and Reflections from a Small Vermont Dairy (Andrews McMeel, 2013): We also eat meat, and we raise all of the meat that we eat on the farm. There is no … Continue reading

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OK, I have three fourths of a bunch of parsley left. Now what?

Parsley was an unusual ingredient required by Joanne Chang’s split-pea soup recipe, but it only required three tablespoons. (I suspect I used substantially more than that, because, well, I had substantially more than that.) So on Monday afternoon, I opened … Continue reading

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