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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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Cream of Fennel Soup

And you didn’t know you needed another excuse to eat fennel, did you? Well, here it is. As an astute diner at my table recently pointed out, it’s kind of like a fennel vichyssoise. Creamy and smooth, rich with the … 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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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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Caramelized Vidalia Onion Mashed Potatoes

First grown in Vidalia, Georgia in the 1930s by farmers looking for a more successful crop than the usual cotton and tobacco, the Vidalia onion is a sweet variety, with thick, juicy layers and a noticeable lack of the heat … Continue reading

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Potato Leek Kale Soup

Some nights you don’t want anything elaborate, just something simple to remind you that food can be plain and perfect at the same time. Perhaps some soup and a boule of coarse bread. A salad of soft butter lettuce tossed … Continue reading

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Taglietelle with Salmon & Asparagus

Well I’m going through a big fresh pasta phase now, it seems, so here’s another pasta recipe. If you still haven’t tried your hand at fresh pasta, this recipe is a great reason to get started. The flavors are fresh … 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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Beef Stroganoff

This dish, of Russian origin, has been adopted by chefs the world around, and with good reason. The combination of the tender beef and the creamy sour cream is a heavenly pairing, and if prepared carefully, a masterpiece of cow … Continue reading

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