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Browned Brussels With Maple Butter From 'Choosing Sides'

Brussels sprouts are a given on my Thanksgiving table, but I don't always give them much thought. Olive oil, salt, and a hot oven are my only requirements. While this method does produce pleasantly caramelized sprouts, it doesn't add much excitement to the table. This year, I'll take a cue from Tara Mataraza Desmond and toss my Brussels in brown butter and maple syrup as she does in her new cookbook, Choosing Sides. More

Browned Brussels With Maple Butter From 'Choosing Sides'

Brussels sprouts are a given on my Thanksgiving table, but I don't always give them much thought. Olive oil, salt, and a hot oven are my only requirements. While this method does produce pleasantly caramelized sprouts, it doesn't add much excitement to the table. This year, I'll take a cue from Tara Mataraza Desmond and toss my Brussels in brown butter and maple syrup as she does in her new cookbook, Choosing Sides. More

Sunchoke-Brown Butter Soup with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Sunchokes are one of the most under-utilized ingredients of the fall and winter. It could partly have to do with their strangely gnarled appearance. Or maybe it's their flavor, which is somewhere between potato and jicama, with the sweetness and crunchiness of the latter. It's best as soup, and even better when it's been caramelized in a bit of brown butter before turning it into said soup. More

Wake and Bake: Brown Butter Cornbread

This past summer, I took a two week road trip through the deep South. One thing I learned was that my Yankee thinking had been all wrong about cornbread. I'd been classifying it as a table bread, as something that I'd put in a small communal basket next to the salt and pepper shakers as I would say, slices of baguette or ciabatta. Now it's not that cornbread is never served in this way, but in most places it's considered a side like collard greens or baked beans. More

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