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Brothy Beans With Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Rind

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Kale and Quinoa Dolmades With Yogurt Dipping Sauce

This dish is my modern twist on the quintessential Greek dish, dolmades. Instead of vine leaves, I have used another ancient Greek...

How to Build a Perfect Charcuterie Board

Enormous boards covered with wedges of cheese, delicate meats, and colorful fruits are trending. Instead of spending hours cooking, assembling a cheese...

Baci di Dama: Italian Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

The simple four-ingredient dough comes together right in the food processor.    Makes about 3 dozen

Pepatelli: Italian Almond Cookies

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Pork and Chinese Cabbage Dumplings

Pork and Chinese Cabbage Dumplings Pork and Chinese cabbage make the classic dumpling filling. I recommend using the best...

The Makings of a Dumpling Feast

An auspicious meal to ring in the Chinese New Year My dumplings take after my father’s.

Cassoulet, Three Ways: Easy, Vegan, All Out

One of my favorite bean dishes, which I make a million ways. Flageolets—slightly green immature kidney beans—are just as fabulous as traditional...

10-Minute Pots de Crème for Two, the Perfect Date Night Dessert

10-Minute Pots de Crème When I owned my catering company in San Diego, anytime George wasn’t deployed, he was...

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