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Cook the Book: Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops with Giant White Beans

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I used to work at a wine bar that served a chilled, red Greek wine in the summer called the Hatzimichalis Fresco Nouveau. Made from the Greek Mavroudi grape, it tasted a lot like a light Beaujolais. Refreshing and fruity,... More

Cook the Book: Italian Almond Cake

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When it comes to eating cake, sharing is the pits. Instead of slowly savoring a slice, you end up fighting over the last few forkfuls. Who will get the final crumbs? It's a race to the finish. The best thing... More

Cook the Book: Rice Balls Stuffed with Lamb, Spinach, and Cheese

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When I was 17, I spent the summer in Italy. After traveling through Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice, I lived with a host family in Sicily for a month. I kept a journal while I was there, and wrote in... More

Cook the Book: White Asparagus Salad

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Today's Cook the Book recipe, excerpted from Wine Bar Food, calls for—gasp!—jarred asparagus. While that may seem strange given the current abundance of fresh spring produce, hear me out: these aren't any old canned vegetables. Jarred white asparagus is a... More

Cook the Book: Falafel Crab Cakes

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I was once helped to edit a cookbook devoted entirely to crab cakes, so I considered myself somewhat of an expert on the subject of pan-fried shellfish patties. Dungeness or Chesapeake, cracker crumbs or panko, to Old Bay or not... More

Cook the Book: Wine Bar Food

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When it comes paring food with wine, cheese is just the beginning. All over Europe, in cities like Seville, Barcelona, Lisbon, and Athens, wine bars match native grapes with small dishes made from local ingredients. Perfect for afternoon or after-work, these plates are straightforward, robust, and meant to be shared. In Wine Bar Food, this week's Cook the Book selection, Cathy Mantuano and Tony Mantuano, award-winning chef of Chicago's Spiaggia, show you how to recreate these rustic Mediterranean dishes in your own kitchen, and offer tips on choosing interesting, affordable bottles. Don't worry if your supermarket's international aisle leaves much to be desired—these recipes are more about fun and flavor than exacting authenticity. Pour yourself a glass and get cooking!... More

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