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Panzanella: the end of the tomatoes, with bread

We’ve had a bit of a cold snap around these parts. A little autumnal chill that hints at the jacket weather to come. The kind of weather that begs for closing up windows and putting on warm socks. Of course, yesterday it was too warm for long sleeves, and even though there was apple pie …

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How to Brown Butter (and win at baking)

One of my favorite techniques for making my baked goods more delicious is using brown butter in place of regular butter. What is brown butter? It’s butter that is heated until it reaches about 250°F, at which point the water boils off and the milk proteins and sugar begin to brown through a series of …

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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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Quick Pickled Banana Peppers, refrigerator gold

There’s something magical about the way a well placed splash of acidity can brighten up a whole dish. And these pickled banana peppers are a great vehicle for taking so many meals from fine to OMG so good! Banana peppers get their name from their resemblance to bananas. They’re long and yellow and sometimes curve …

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