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Zucchini Fritters; easy, crisp, and satisfying

People often ask me how often my cooking experiments fail. And I have to be honest—not often. Not everything gets into the “good enough to share with the world” category, but pretty much everything is good enough to eat. But there have been a few notable exceptions. There were some very old dried chickpeas that …

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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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