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Green bean salad with a creamy, garlicky herb dressing.

Cook the Book: 'Hiroko's American Kitchen'

Ginger, soy sauce, and sesame are three of my favorite flavors -- love to use them to marinate and bake salmon, or to add to salad dressings.

Cook the Book: Miso Tofu Nuggets with Edamame

These were delicious!! I found it was better to coat in cornstarch immediately before dropping in the oil; otherwise they stuck to my plate and I had to do it again anyway. Still a newbie to shallow-frying... but these were definitely a great start! Yum!

What edible to bring from Europe?

From Paris: macarons (they come in lots of flavors, try first and find which ones you like best). And, of course, cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

Culinary 'To Do' Lists

I think or read about something new I'd like to try every day, which is what makes it fun to be in the kitchen... but if I had to choose one thing: I love good pâté de campagne and definitely want to learn one day to make a respectable one myself.

Apricot Almond Pie

This looks amaaaaaaaazingggggggg. I adore apricot pie but this sounds like an incredible twist on the original and I can't wait to try it. Thanks, Sarah!

Cook the Book: 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Mmm... Chiles rellenos.....

Superlative Apple Pie with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Thanks for clarifying, Anna! It looks amazing -- can't wait to try the recipe!

Superlative Apple Pie with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Step 4: should it be "take dough out of freezer"?

Good restaurants in Monterey/Pacific Grove, CA?

Great recommendations -- thanks, all. Looking forward to the trip even more now!

Good restaurants in Monterey/Pacific Grove, CA?

We'll be visiting Monterey later this spring and I was wondering about good places to eat. The last post on this topic ( is from 2009 -- are Passion Fish and Fishwife still the best seafood? Any other places we absolutely should not miss (we'll have at least two lunches and two dinners in the area)? I haven't been to the area in 15 years so it might as well be the first time as far as restaurants go. Thank you, Serious Eaters!

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