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I suspect this dish was a success. The recipe I used was a combination of recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s The River Cottage Meat Book, and Nigella Lawson’s, How to be a Domestic Goddess. Fearnley-Whittingstall and Lawson are both british, and they both seem to really like steak and kidney pie. I don’t know if those […]

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I love fresh shelling peas, and I lament the fact that they are not more commonly available. I asked Beryl if she’d plant a good bunch of them this year to use in my favorite pasta dish of fettucini with fresh peas, prosciutto and sage butter. She obliged and got a decent crop. In our […]

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Jerry Traunfeld, acclaimed herb guru and chef formerly of The Herbfarm in Woodinville, and now of Poppy in Capitol Hill, has a couple cookbooks that are always bouncing around on my bookshelf… mainly because they get used so often that they have yet to find a comfortable resting place. For a chef who was known […]

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The other recipe we made this week from Hot Sour Salty Sweet was a spicy beef salad. Here, a black pepper-rubbed sirloin is grilled over high heat just briefly to give it some color, then sliced thin (still very rare on the inside). To finish cooking, it is added with some toasted rice powder to […]

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Continuing with the theme of my last post, I made a couple other dishes this past weekend using the open fire. Both come from one of my favorite cookbooks (certainly my favorite for southeast Asian food) called Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia. I can’t say enough about the authors, Jeffrey […]

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