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Recipe: Pickled Beets

I followed the pickled beets recipe in Food in Jars, which is an excellent source of canning advice, but reduced the sugar content significantly. These are nice with arugula or green lettuce, blue cheese and glazed walnuts and a mustardy … Continue reading

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Recipe: “Destination” Shrimp

Years ago I cooked at a prime rib chain called Victoria Station. Our radio tag was Johnny Cash singing “Destination… Victoria Station” in his deep tremolo, hence the name of this delicious and easy dish. We’d always have a few … Continue reading

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Recipe: Carrot Pineapple Jello

I was going to share my family’s Southern recipe for carrot pineapple jello, until I found this version which really is superior. I’ve only made minor tweaks for better management of proportions. Serves 8. Ingredients: 1 3-oz package jello, lemon … Continue reading

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Recipe: No-Knead Pizza Dough

This is a variation of Overnight Pizza Dough for those without stand mixers, kitchen scales, pizza peels or a work ethic. Time does all the work. No-Knead Pizza Dough is so easy, you’ll shake your head at those bags of pre … Continue reading

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Recipe: Nair’s Feijoada Sauce

Feijoada Sauce is a necessary accompaniment for Nair’s “National Dish” Feijoada, a one-dish meal with beans and various types of meat. Ingredients: Juice of 3 lemons 1/4 c orange juice 1/2 c feijoada juice (cooking liquid from the feijoada) 3 T … Continue reading

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Last chance (really) to get Albany Wine Fest tickets

The 2015 Albany Food & Wine Festival is coming up this weekend, but don’t wait any longer to buy tickets. As of this moment EVERYTHING is SOLD OUT with the exception of the Friday Afternoon Grand Tasting. However, that’s my … Continue reading

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What’s cooking at CES 2015 in Las Vegas

This is the year of the “internet of things” at the Consumer Electronics Show, but in two days prowling the aisles I did not see many things for the adventurous cook. An exception is the Anova sous vide cooker shown … Continue reading

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Recipe: Texas-Style Greens

My prep for Texas-style greens is very similar to black-eyed peas in that the secret to flavor is starting with a rich broth that has a good amount of fat. Unlike some, I don’t like to drown my greens in broth … Continue reading

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Bonehead food idea of 2014 comes from Vermont Maple Syrup

Everybody’s doing end of year “best of” lists so here’s mine. The award for the silliest food-related news of 2014 goes to… Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association. We’ll let them explain it in their own words: For years, Vermont maple … Continue reading

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