Monthly Archives: April 2008

Spicy Dill Pickle Vodka

Infusing vodkas is all the rage now, didn’t you hear? If you like vodka, and you like pickles, then you’ll love this little spicy libation. I like the kick that the jalapeño adds, but if you’d rather have it without … Continue reading

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Chicken & Fennel Stew

When you get one of those chilly spring nights, and you don’t want to turn the furnace back on, because the grass is green and the flowers are blooming, but your toes are chilly and you crave a little warmth…..One … Continue reading

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Ceviche

All right, if you’ve never had this before, be warned: This is raw fish. So make sure you’re buying it from a trusted purveyor who treats fish with the proper respect and has plenty of turnover. And make sure you … Continue reading

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Spicy Roquefort Grits

I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few people out there who have never developed a taste for either grits or blue cheese. For those of us lucky enough to enjoy both, however, paradise has arrived in a bowl … Continue reading

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Sauteéd Shad Roe

Another harbinger of spring, the shad return from their life in the open ocean to the rivers of the east coast, hoping to spawn in their own ancestral waters. And most of them do. But some of them fail in … Continue reading

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Pasta Primavera

April is finally in full bloom around here, and what better dish to welcome in the cruelest month than this one, named for the season of rebirth. My favorite trick with Primavera is to use a small, shaped pasta, and … Continue reading

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Tchoup 45

I’m not sure exactly what the folks at Absolut had in mind when they named their new flavor of vodka “New Orleans.” The bottle says it’s flavored with mango and black pepper (I think I also detect a little vanilla…), … Continue reading

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