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Spice Hunting: Grains of Paradise

Grains of paradise are certainly a spice whose name proceeds them. In my continued efforts to find an alternative to black pepper on the dinner table, this may be the strongest candidate yet. It's a lot more interesting than black pepper and—as far as I'm concerned—far more versatile. Plus it's also called alligator pepper. How cool is that? More

Duck of Paradise

[Photograph: Sam Sobolewski] Duck is the perfect creative canvas for the home cook. It can be prepared simply or gussied up—wherever your whims may take you. This relatively straightforward pan-seared duck breast is enlivened by my favorite homemade spice rub,... More

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