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Asparagus Pizza, with (or without) prosciutto

There’s something hopeful about asparagus season. It means things are growing again. Things we can eat. And these days, I’ll grab hold of any bit of hope I can find. In-season asparagus is something special. When you get it soon after it’s harvested, it’s sweet and mild and so much better than the stuff that’s …

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Ramen Eggs, jammy soy-sauce marinated treats

These days, I’m all for simple when it comes to cooking. But I still like food with big flavors, that doesn’t feel like it all came out of a boxed mix. And it’s tough to beat these ramen eggs (ajitsuke tamago) for matching their ease with their great flavor. They’re just boiled eggs that get …

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Quiche with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Are there still people out there pretending that quiche is some kind of effete food? Because that’s bosh. When done well, quiche makes for a delightful savory breakfast or brunch (or even a mean lunch or dinner alongside a simple green salad). It’s rich with egg-and-dairy custard that makes for a lovely contrast with a …

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Ricotta Pasta with walnuts, garlic, and black pepper

When it comes to weeknight dinners that clock in under half an hour and still manage to taste like something real—a little bit cheffy, even—it’s tough to beat this ricotta pasta. It’s a sort of cousin to cacio e pepe, in that in its soul it is a cheesy, creamy tangle of long noodles flecked …

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Baked Sweet Potatoes stuffed with Marinated Feta

This baked sweet potato stuffed with marinated feta is perfectly balanced between hot and cold, sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, bright and mellow. It’s a spin on a stuffed baked potato. But this time it’s a sweet potato, and the filling takes a turn for the Mediterranean with salty olives and tangy feta and …

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