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Vegetarian French Onion Soup

One of the greatest joys of Paris, in my limited experience, is to enjoy a meal at a table on the sidewalk just outside one of the many temples of gastronomy scattered throughout that great city. On my first visit … Continue reading

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American Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, the famous Italian pasta dish, has a somewhat murky origin (here’s a little discussion, as a well as a more traditional recipe), but one thing is certain: When it came to America, some of the versions ended up … Continue reading

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Rice, Corn & Feta Stuffed Peppers

Bell peppers, sweet, juicy, beautifully sculpted, and painted in a palette of vibrant colors, are abundant year round in the U.S., thanks to our southern neighbor Mexico, which grows them in great profusion. Often chopped or sliced and used as … Continue reading

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Turkey Tetrazinni

Turkey is certainly a common sight at holiday dinner tables this time of year, but there’s really no reason we shouldn’t be eating it year-round. Properly prepared, turkey breast is a versatile, low-fat meat whose subtle flavor and healthiness is … Continue reading

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Cheese & Corn Focaccia

Yet again I fear I am risking the wrath of the purists who will say this is not truly focaccia, but it’s certainly in the spirit of focaccia, if not the precise letter of the Italian bread law. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Tomato Corn Spoonbread

Summer saddens a little as it fades to cooler autumn, but the end of summer is when the corn and tomatoes are at their prime. Plump and tart and juicy and warm from the sun, redness made round, tomatoes just … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese Risotto

Forget about those logs of bright white goat cheese you can find in your grocery store. What you want to do is run right out to your local cheese shop (like this) or gourmet store and pick up a lovely … Continue reading

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Best. Sandwich. Ever. This truly is the world’s greatest sandwich, the pinnacle of sandwichian evolution, created by the Central Grocery in New Orleans in 1906. The flavors come together in an eye-rolling crescendo of meat, cheese, & olives that is … Continue reading

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Potato Galette with Arugula & Spinach

The potato fried in butter begets one of the world’s great tastes. Salty & sweet & crunchy & chewy & well, just potato-y goodness makes your taste buds sing like few other foods, I find. This recipe adds the harmonic … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce

I had this dish for the first time in Bologna, and I was blown away by it. Tender, pillowy gnocchi bathed in a just-thick-enough salty, cheesy sauce, smacking of mold and age: Heaven. You don’t have to use Gorgonzola, but … Continue reading

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