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  • Recipe

    Warm Kamut, Chicken, and Plum Salad

    The sweetness of plum counters the nuttiness of kamut and peppery arugula in this main dish salad. Substitute whatever stone fruit is in season if you prefer—apricots, peaches, or cherries…

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    Chicken Soup with Crucifers and Caraway

    Chicken thighs create a very chickeny broth, but during cooking, they’re not sapped of all their flavor. Croutons take the place of noodles in this hearty soup; be sure the…

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    Poached Fluke in Lemon Brodo

    Fragrant with lemon, this light, utterly simple fish dish is a joy to cook and eat. Serve it with some good crusty bread to dunk in the broth.

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    Parchment-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Leek, Bacon, and Parmesan Stuffing

    Beef tenderloin is popular at Christmas, but few guests will have had it served this way, with a savory, smoky bread stuffing, baked to just the right amount of crisp…

  • Moveable Feast

    Burgundian Roast Chicken

    In this dish, chef Jean-Michael Lorain seals the pot with a basic bread dough. It’s a technique that dates back several generations, and ensures a tight seal for steaming.

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    Charred Octopus

    Tender and ever-so-slightly smoky, with a hint of the sea , charred octopus makes a  great starter and a delicious addition to pasta and risotto. The octopus needs to braise for 2…

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    Southern-Style Shrimp and Grits

    This take on shrimp and grits keeps close to the dish’s roots but elevates it with the addition of fresh tomatoes and kale.

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    Braised Chicken Legs with Prosciutto, Sweet Potatoes, and Olives

    Tender chicken is at the heart of this homey braise, but it’s the other ingredients—the broth, rich prosciutto, sweet potatoes, and tangy olives—that make it memorable.

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    Cheese Rind Broth

    This savory broth makes use of something that might otherwise be tossed: the rinds of Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese. Use the broth in soups, risotto, pastas, and braises.

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    Butternut Squash Risotto

    Yes, cheese is often added to risotto, but that flavor gets intensified when using cheese rind broth, too. One bite, and you may not go back to using any other…