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Jollof Rice Recipe - NYT Cooking

cooking.nytimes.com — Ingredients In a blender, combine tomatoes, scotch bonnet pepper and onions; purée. Pour out half the purée into a bowl; set aside. Add the bell peppers to the purée remaining in the blender and pulse until smooth. Add to the mixture that was set aside and stir to combine.

Watermelon Sorbet or Granita

cooking.nytimes.com — This works only if your watermelon is juicy and sweet If you make the granita version, you can use less sugar and omit the corn syrup because the ice crystals won't matter.

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Ultimate Clambake

cooking.nytimes.com — A clambake is one of those absurdly demanding culinary tasks that can still be performed by normal people - that is, nonchefs I've worked through all of that And if you follow my "recipe" (which includes phrases I don't often employ, like "find about 30 rocks, each 6 by 4 inches"), you should have a memorable experience

Spicy Ginger Pork Noodles With Bok Choy

cooking.nytimes.com — Spicy, brawny and full of ginger and garlic, these pork noodles are a play on dumplings, but easier to make at home If you don't have the black vinegar to sprinkle on top of the sliced ginger, you can simply leave it out Or try substituting balsamic, which is a bit sweeter, but has similar caramel notes to play off the ginger's pungency

This National Farmers Market Week, Let’s Celebrate the Low-Hanging Fruit-and Then Reach Higher

blog.ucsusa.org — It's rare to come across a policy that's actually a win-win: something that does measurable good at the political or financial expense of virtually no one. These policies are truly low-hanging fruit, so obvious that we should feel embarrassed for not enacting them sooner.

Eli Zabar’s Egg Salad Sandwich

cooking.nytimes.com — In 1975, Eli Zabar, the owner of E.A.T., Eli's at the Vinegar Factory and numerous restaurants and markets throughout the city, invented what he calls the platonic ideal of an egg salad sandwich He did it by eliminating half the egg whites During this period, he was into simplicity, he said, and he wanted to get to the essential "egginess" of egg salad

Barcelona: Café Viena

nytimes.com — If you're walking down La Rambla in Barcelona and happen to pass the incongruously named Café Viena, it's a good bet your impulse will be to keep walking. Don't. The cafe's plastic menus show pictures of a number of marginally appealing sandwiches and hamburguesas, and though the marble and wrought-iron interior is classic, it doesn't promise much more than a nice snapshot.

Shrikhand (Sweet Strained Yogurt)

cooking.nytimes.com — Shrikhand is a creamy yogurt-based dessert from western India made simply by straining yogurt and sweetening it The yogurt is traditionally strained by pressing it between newspaper (to soak up extra whey), but if you can find thick, full-fat Greek yogurt at the grocery store, then the process is even

The New York Times

bittman.blogs.nytimes.com — Well, at least someone isn't worried about food-borne illness. Wouldn't you know it would be a Republican senator from Oklahoma. Everyone else is worried, or should be. As of this writing, House Dems want a hearing. So do I, and so should you. Anyway.
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