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Wild Boar Sugo

It is cold here, people. I’ll admit my blood has thinned out in San Francisco, but I swear it’s not our wimpy version of winter weather. There’s real frost and everything! Water mains exploding all over the place! It’s weather … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto

If you’ve never tried making pesto from scratch, kindly allow me to cast my vote for Totally and Absolutely Worth It.  Pesto’s always pretty delicious, but the homemade stuff tastes more alive somehow: sunnier, more herbal, more green. More like … Continue reading

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Chimichurri

I have a refrigerator full of condiments: three brands of grainy mustard, hot sauces of various national origin, murky jars of pickled vegetables, soy sauces and dressings and good old Heinz 57. My favorites, though, are the ones I make … Continue reading

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Chicken Vindaloo

Vindaloo, the spicy standard-bearer of curry houses across the world, hails from the southwest Indian state of Goa, a landing spot for Portuguese Catholic missionaries by the 16th century. To wit: my sister-in-law, whose family comes from Goa, has two … 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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Simple Tomato Sauce

I love New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes we aim a little too high (I’ll go to the gym every day! I’ll quit smoking cold turkey January 1st! I’ll run a marathon next month!) and come thumping down to earth like Icarus … Continue reading

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Spiced Cranberry Sauce

In my family, we have an unwavering Thanksgiving menu, with very little to no variation from one year to the next. We are Thanksgiving purists, strict literalists of the Turkey Day canon: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes. We never bow … Continue reading

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