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Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These Chinese chicken lettuce wraps are an easy, healthy meal made with ground chicken that’s cooked in soy sauce, ginger, and oyster sauce and served in butter lettuce leaves. Adapted from Joanne Weir | Weir Cooking in the City | Simon & Schuster, 2004 This is one of those dishes that I have to order every single time I go to Chinatown and see them on the menu. I love the crunch of the lettuce, the saltiness of the soy sauce, and the… devour more »          

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Braised Radishes

Braised radishes are a relatively unknown novelty, or shall we say art form, that rely on a French cooking technique, chicken stock, and butter to turn the everyday into the elegant. Adapted from Skye Gyngell | Spring | Quadrille Publishing, 2016 Heck yeah you can braise radishes. In fact, we’d go so far as to say braised radishes are tantamount to an art form. When subjected to gentle heat, radishes’ vibrant fire engine red fades to… devour more »          

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Egg Salad Without Mayo

This egg salad without mayo is most definitely not your grandma’s recipe. But it’s so surprisingly lovely we think you won’t miss the traditional version at all. Adapted from Adam Richman | Straight Up Tasty | Clarkson Potter, 2015 This egg salad made without mayo isn’t your grandma’s egg salad. Instead it’s crammed full of gently caramelized onions and olive oil and even garlic, and it’s so surprisingly… devour more »          

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Classic Buffalo Wings

These classic buffalo wings are easy to make at home. Marinate the chicken wings in hot sauce before dredging them (twice!) in flour and spice and then fry them to crisp perfection. (Any old pot will do.) Stay true to the original classic and dunk them in a creamy blue cheese dip. Adapted from Christopher B. O’Hara | Wing It! | Clarkson Potter, 2004 In this no-fail, crisper-than-usual, gonna-knock-your-socks-off take on classic Buffalo wings,… devour more »          

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