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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Forty cloves of garlic in one recipe sounds highly improbable, a foolhardy experiment in the manner of chili pepper eating contests and bacon ice cream. But I have lived to tell the tale, friends, and I can tell you that … Continue reading

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Green Garlic Aïoli

Those welcome harbingers of spring have arrived. Early blooms of crocus, daffodils and hyacinth waking up from cold winter naps. Stone fruit trees dressing up in impossibly tiny pink blossoms. Songbirds chirping through longer days. At the farmer’s market, the … Continue reading

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Brandade

Fans of comfort food, of warm-and-creamy appetizers, of dips and spreads and cheeses: you are going to love me for this. Seafood lovers will swoon. Southerners raised on crab dip and mavens of New York deli whitefish salad, meet your … Continue reading

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Pan Bagnat

Winter weather got you down? Since the rest of the country is snowbound by blizzards this week, I thought I might gloat over our 60 degree temps in Northern California share a classic recipe that’s both quick (all that shoveling … Continue reading

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Gougères

Happy New Year, all! I’m not sure if any of you folks noticed, but my customary Saturday post fell gently by the wayside yesterday. (I say gently in that it was cushioned by several geological layers of confetti and crumpled … Continue reading

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Well, Hello There: Roast Chicken

Welcome, friends!  I’m so very glad you’re here. In fact, I roasted you a chicken to celebrate.  This, dear reader, is absolutely the best chicken I’ve ever had, which I thought would make a nice present.  I’ll tell you how to … Continue reading

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