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17
Dec

POULET À L’ESTRAGON

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EVERYTHING SOUNDS BETTER IN FRENCH.  POULET À L’ESTRAGON OR CHICKEN WITH TARRAGON?  TAKE YOUR PICK.  BOTH ARE EQUALLY DELICIOUS.  I LOVE LICORICE TANG OF TARRAGON, THE LATIN NAME FOR WHICH, ARTEMISIA DRACUMCULOUS REFERS TO THE HERB’S ROOT WHICH IS SHAPED LIKE A DRAGON.

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06
Dec

LINGUINE WITH SHRIMP AND CALAMARI

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SICK OF TURKEY?  BRACING YOURSELF FOR THE ONSLAUGHT OF RICH HOLIDAY DISHES?  I OFFER A PLEASANT RESPITE FROM INDULGENCE, A SIMPLE AND REFRESHING SEAFOOD PASTA, WHICH CAN SERVE AS A TEMPLATE TO OTHER SEAFOOD PASTA DISHES; THAT IS, FEEL FREE TO SUBSTITUTE OR ADD MUSSELS, CLAMS, SCALLOPS, OR FISH.

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03
Nov

STRIPED BASS WITH GRILLED LITTLE GEMS

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SUMMER’S LEASE MAY HAVE ALL TOO SHORT A DATE, BUT FALL AND COLDER WEATHER USHER IN THE SEASON OF ROOT VEGETABLES, ALL MANNER OF KALE AND A CORNUCOPIA OF LETTUCES.  AMONG MY FAVORITES ARE LITTLE GEMS, WHICH ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF BELGIAN ENDIVE, WITH TIGHT GREEN LEAVES FADING TO WHITE AT THE BASE.  WITH […]

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08
Oct

CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO

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CHORIZO IS A DRY SAUSAGE SPICEY WITH CHILE PEPPERS.  I DIDN’T QUITE KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT UNTIL I WAS MAKING A CHICKEN DISH AND FEARED I MIGHT NOT HAVE ENOUGH LEGS FOR SECOND HELPINGS SO I ADDED THE SAUSAGE.

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27
Aug

LEMON PASTA

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THIS PASTA DISH, WHICH YOU CAN MAKE WITH ANY LONG PASTA OF YOUR CHOICE, IS A LOVELY, LIGHT SUMMERY DISH.  YOU CAN SERVE IT AS A MAIN COURSE AFTER A SALAD COMPOSÉ OR AS A FIRST COURSE, FOLLOWED BY A MORE SUBSTANTIAL ENTREE.  THE TECHNIQUE IS A VARIATION OF CACIO E PEPE, WHERE YOU CREATE […]

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30
Jul

BUCATINI WITH SHRIMP AND PESTO

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THIS RECIPE WAS INSPIRED BY A DISH I HAD TWICE AT FRANNY’S IN BROOKLYN, PASTA WITH PESTO AND SEA BASS.  WHEN I RESEARCHED PESTO IN THE NEW YORK TIMES COOKING APP, I FOUND A DIZZYING NUMBER OF RECIPES.  THE CLASSIC — BASIL, GARLIC, PINE NUTS AND PARMESAN – DIDN’T SEEM APPROPRIATE FOR FISH, SO I […]

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27
Jun

CARAMEL SPARE RIBS WITH CARROTS

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JUST IN TIME FOR THE 4TH OF JULY IS THIS RECIPE FROM DAVID LEBOVITZ’S MY PARIS KITCHEN FOR SPARE RIBS.  UNLESS YOU’RE A DESSERT CHEF, MAKING A CARAMEL MAY BE A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR YOU, BUT ONE WORTH LEARNING AND QUITE SIMPLE TO EXECUTE.

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20
Jun

PAN FRIED QUAIL WITH SAFFRON RICE

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QUAIL HAVE A DELICATE FLAVOR, LIKE THE DARK MEAT OF CHICKEN WITH A SLIGHTLY GAMEY NOTE.  IF YOUR GUESTS HAVE HEALTHY APPETITES, YOU MIGHT WANT TO DOUBLE THIS RECIPE.  OR, YOU CAN START WITH A MORE FILLING FIRST COURSE SUCH AS A SOUP OR A HARDY SALAD LIKE FRISEE AUX LARDONS.

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05
Jun

RACK OF LAMB WITH POTATOES ANNA

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RACK OF LAMB IS A CLASSIC FOR GOOD REASON.  THE CUT ITSELF, WITH THE SUCCULENT TENDERLOIN AND FLAVOR-GIVING RIBS, HAS BOTH WONDERFUL FLAVOR AND TEXTURE.  IT’S ALSO EASY TO MAKE. ESSENTIALLY, YOU BROWN THE LAMB, SMEAR WITH A MUSTARDY PASTE, PAT WITH BREAD CRUMBS AND ROAST AT A HIGH HEAT FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

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23
May

CHICKEN LEGS WITH MUSHROOMS

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AS MUCH AS I LOVE A GREAT ROAST CHICKEN, COOKING FOR TWO, I WIND UP WITH A LOT OF LEFTOVER CHICKEN, AND SINCE BOTH LYNN AND I PREFER THE DARK MEAT, I NOW BUY CHICKEN LEGS FROM KENDOR FARMS AT THE SUNDAY MARKET AND COOK THEM ON THEIR OWN.  

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