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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part II: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers

RECIPE: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers with Asian Dipping Sauce

  Get the whole story at Serious Eats. The sesame is a flowering plant grown in tropical regions. From the plant hang pods which house the tiny seeds we know and love. In my quest for sesame knowledge, I came across … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part I: Super Sesame Hummus

RECIPE: Super Sesame Hummus

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. No secret ingredient to date has offered the opportunities of the sesame seed. It is a globetrotter, appearing on hamburger buns in California and bagels in New York. From halvah in North Africa … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Pink Peppercorn) Part III: Lamb au Pink Peppercorn Poivre

RECIPE: Lamb au Pink Peppercorn Poivre

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Some people are talented spoofers. They spoof old books, they spoof old movies, they spoof old politicians. I’m not that funny. I spoof old recipes. This is a monochrome take on the French classic steak … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Pink Peppercorn) Part II: Pink Peppercorn Tuna Tartare

RECIPE: Pink Peppercorn Tuna Tartare

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Last week, I may have intimated (and knowingly) that pink peppercorns are a meek relative of the black peppercorn. But, the truth is, pink peppercorns are not peppercorns at all. They are in fact … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Pink Peppercorn) Part I: Pink Peppercorn and Parmesan Gougères

RECIPE: Pink Peppercorn and Parmesan Gougères

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Pink peppercorns, which I discovered as poivre rose in cooking school, aren’t really peppercorns at all. Shakespeare may have said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but poivre rose is … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chamomile) Part III: Chamomile Rice Pudding with Tea-Soaked Golden Raisins

RECIPE: Chamomile Rice Pudding with Tea-Soaked Raisings

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Chamomile is the comfort tea, built to settle any stomach, or any mind, at the end of a nervous, over-stuffed day. And to me, nothing is more comforting than rice pudding. This dessert plays … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chamomile) Part II: Chamomile Pork Chops with Lemon

RECIPE: Chamomile Pork Chops with Lemon

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I’ve had my nose in a book for the last week studying for a looming macroeconomics exam, and I finally found out something interesting. Do you know who said “There’s no such thing … Continue reading

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