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Roast Pork

Oh, honey. Sit down for a minute and let me tell you about this roast pork. The juicy, well-seasoned, flavorful meat. The woodsy bits of herbs and crispy, unctuous, oh-dear-Lord cracklings. (I mean, come on. Cracklings.) Your butcher will do … Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad with Avocado

The Incas revered quinoa (“mother grain” in their ancient language, pronounced “keen-wah” in ours) as sacred, and it served as a staple food until Spanish missionaries razed the idolatrous crops in the 16th century. (Take out a protein-packed superfood, throw … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Slaw

‘Tis the season for holiday travel, when “grabbing a quick bite” turns hazardous: anemic airport sandwiches, shrink-wrapped mid-flight snack boxes, greasy fast food. As if the indignities of modern air travel weren’t enough already, I get the distinct feeling that … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Salad

When I think of chicken salad, I picture dainty bridal shower buffets, a WASP-y clutch of ladies giggling over champagne punch and tiny tea sandwiches. (I watched a lot of John Hughes movies growing up, so at my imaginary bridal … Continue reading

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