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A FINE SIMPLICITY: TOMATOES, ONIONS, GARLIC AND HERBS

I love my wife. She gives me a reason for many, many things, not the least of which is cooking for two on a pretty regular basis. Which, no matter what anyone tells you, is always a much more fulfilling and rewarding activity than cooking for one. In addition to her many other fine qualities, she’s my principal food ...

Bacon mis

CHARCUTEPALOOZA CHALLENGE #2: SIZZLIN’ BACON, A LATE WINTER DALLIANCE

If anybody ever tells you they love bacon, your answer should be something like this: “No shit.” Everybody likes bacon. Saying how much you like bacon is sort of like going on and on about how much you like smelling things that smell good or how funny things make you laugh or how rat poison is just something ...

Pot roast mis

AN ENDORSEMENT: POT ROAST

It’s hard to beat a good pot roast: its 100% pure unsexiness, its unapologetic brownness, the fact that as a dish it’s basically an exercise in the textural submission of its ingredients. Even the name “Pot Roast” is so perfectly unassuming it sounds like something brown and unglamorous. And that is its ...