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Charles Phan's Green Papaya Salad with Rau Ram, Peanuts, and Crispy Shallots

Phan's version is relatively simple; crisp green papaya slivers mingle with pickled carrots, fried tofu, cucumbers, and celery. A dressing of potent fish sauce, vinegar, garlic, and chiles brings the vegetables together, and then the whole caboodle is topped with fried shallots and roasted peanuts. You will, of course, have find a good way to julienne a giant papaya, pickle carrots, fry both tofu and shallots, and mix it all together before dinner. It is no last-minute side dish, but you'll be happy to have put in the time. More

Snacker Bars

These bars are a serious undertaking. But lucky for them, they are seriously delicious. Based on a bar with a similar name (and I'm sure you can figure out which), the combination of nougat, caramel and chocolate is as classic as it is crave-able. More

DIY Peanut (and Other Nut) Butters

Even if the "recipe" for making your own peanut butter is little more than "place ingredients in food processor and run till smooth," after yet another wide-scale recall of commercial brands, it seemed worth the reminder about how easy it is to whip up at home. More

Ever Tried Peanuts in Coke?

First take a few swigs of the soda and when there seems to be enough room in the bottle, pour in a package of salted peanuts. Many dieheards insist that you've got to do this in a glass bottle, not plastic or a can, for the full effect. And sticklers will tell you definitely no Diet Coke, Coke Zero, or other brand substitutions allowed. More

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