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Cucumber Canapé

Cucumber Canapé

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    I always liked the idea of making something attractive using simple ingredients in their best tasting combinations. My favorite words in the kitchen are ‘quick, simple, and delicious.’ A tray of cucumber canapés is definitely one of those dishes. This recipe is perfect […]

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

Beetroot Salmon Gravlax by Nigel Slater

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    I absolutely agree with Nigel Slater (the talented and smart Nigel Slater, whose recipes I trust) when he names this beet-and-dill gravlax, “a jewel on a Christmas table.” This cured fish truly looks unreal – it is so beautiful, with its fifty shades […]

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

Citrus Salmon Gravlax by Thomas Keller

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    I can’t imagine my holiday table without some salmon dishes. Savory trifle, salmon crudo, salmon tartar, or simple gravlax – all these appetizers are appealing. I just need to choose which one will be on my menu. Simple gravlax, I said? Oh, no, […]

Pumpkin or Butternut squash Latkes

Pumpkin or Butternut squash Latkes

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  Latkes is a traditional Jewish dish which is usually served on Hanukkah. Many years ago latkes were prepared with a duck or goose fat. Today, they are usually fried in oil or a mixture of oil and butter. This year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are […]