Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Next Book: Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes

I know, I know, I poke fun at Martha. A lot. In my defense I’d like to think 1. she’s asking for it and 2. she’s crying all the way to the bank.  And 3. she has no earthly idea … Continue reading

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Review: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

I’d like to think that Deb Perelman and I are a lot alike but all I can come up with to support that is that we’re both happy in the kitchen.  But it’s enough, I think, to claim a connection. … Continue reading

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Cook’s Illustrated: Chicken Parmesan

Oh hell yes this was good. What did Cook’s Illustrated want?  “A juicy cutlet that kept its crunch.”  When did they want it?  ”Twenty years ago would have been nice but now works.” As with many popular dishes there are many bad … Continue reading

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Creamy Pappardelle with Leeks and Bacon

Oh just go make it, you know you want to. It’s from the February 2013 Bon Appetit and right here on Epicurious. What are you waiting for?

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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Sesame-Spiced Turkey Meatballs and Smashed Chickpea Salad

I love dishes like this because I never would have thought of this on my own.  And yet I love every part of it: turkey meatballs sitting on top of some mashed chickpeas. Deb’s story behind this recipe is that … Continue reading

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