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Legacy Cornbread Dressing From 'Choosing Sides'

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Tara Mataraza Desmond's cornbread dressing from her new cookbook, Choosing Sides, has been in her husband's family for a couple of generations. In it, she interweaves Southern-style all-cornmeal croutons with rich, savory breakfast sausage, sweet Rome apples, and a plethora of herbs and aromatics. More

Browned Brussels With Maple Butter From 'Choosing Sides'

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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

Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad With Lemon Honey Vinaigrette From 'Choosing Sides'

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I had never eaten a persimmon before moving to California, but these days I've come to anticipate the arrival of the sweet orange fruit. That said, I still have a problem finding uses for it (other than slicing a piece and popping it in my mouth, of course), so I was pleased to try Tara Mataraza Desmond's expertly balanced and alliterative persimmon, pomegranate, and pistachio salad from her new cookbook, Choosing Sides. More

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