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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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Toasted Chickpeas

I’ve already professed my undying love for favas and cannellini beans, and I don’t think I’ve ever met a hummus I didn’t like. But plain old garbanzos? They’re okay, I guess. A bit chalky and mushy to my taste, and … Continue reading

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Moroccan Braised Chicken

I’m feeling a little wanderlusty lately. I’ll go to check my email and suddenly realize I’ve drifted over to a travel site and am now four pages deep into an article on Istanbul or Patagonia. (I can daydream with the … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary with Pickled Green Beans

The Bloody Mary is a tough old bird, a real battle-axe of a mixed drink. A proud warrior worthy of her name, armed for rescue after a big night out. We are going to set you right, she says. I’ve … Continue reading

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