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elote, or mexican corn-on-the-cob

I’m used to a summer that lasts until Halloween, not this chilly hybrid fall that’s sneaking into the first part of September. I was just getting used to living without air conditioning and now – you’re telling me – I

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elote, or mexican corn-on-the-cob

I’m used to a summer that lasts until Halloween, not this chilly hybrid fall that’s sneaking into the first part of September. I was just getting used to living without air conditioning and now – you’re telling me – I

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basics: roast a chicken

Judy Rodgers, Chef over at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, inspired the phenomenon of dry-brining and high-temp roasting to get the most succulently tender bird you’ve ever eaten. It’s way better than those ready-roasted chickens sitting under a heat lamp

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basics: roast a chicken

Judy Rodgers, Chef over at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, inspired the phenomenon of dry-brining and high-temp roasting to get the most succulently tender bird you’ve ever eaten. It’s way better than those ready-roasted chickens sitting under a heat lamp

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dutch oven barbecue brisket

To be distinguished from smoked brisket, the pride of Texas’ national cuisine. There, we slow-smoke brisket over mesquite scraps on hot coals. Every county has its heroic smokehouse and hard-lined allegiances. For example, It’s not unheard of to drive 2

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dutch oven barbecue brisket

To be distinguished from smoked brisket, the pride of Texas’ national cuisine. There, we slow-smoke brisket over mesquite scraps on hot coals. Every county has its heroic smokehouse and hard-lined allegiances. For example, It’s not unheard of to drive 2

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banana loaf with pistachios

I’ve been toying with a few different banana bread recipes lately: this one from Deb (which is borrowed from Elise), and one that I’ve adapted from Rose Levy Berenbaum’s Bread Bible. They’re both easy to camp out on, but since

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banana loaf with pistachios

I’ve been toying with a few different banana bread recipes lately: this one from Deb (which is borrowed from Elise), and one that I’ve adapted from Rose Levy Berenbaum’s Bread Bible. They’re both easy to camp out on, but since

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butternut squash lasagna

Partially a relief from the heat and partially off-putting for the lack of lakeside beer-sipping, Hurricane Alex is treating west Texas to the first rainy and cool 4th of July in recent memory. Even though I’m an 8 hour drive

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butternut squash lasagna

Partially a relief from the heat and partially off-putting for the lack of lakeside beer-sipping, Hurricane Alex is treating west Texas to the first rainy and cool 4th of July in recent memory. Even though I’m an 8 hour drive