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Spice Hunting: Grains of Paradise

Spice Hunting Max Falkowitz 15 comments

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

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 2 comments

[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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