07/28/11  • APRICOT ALMOND TART From the July 13th, 2011 New York Times (click here to view the recipe) Is it possible I’ve never tasted an apricot before? That was the question running through my head recently as I picked among a small mountain of this most summery of fruits. I could certainly recall eating the dried version (both plain and chocolate-covered — especially chocolate-covered), and, of course, the kind
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07/05/11 • BEST STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE From the June/July, 2011 Fine Cooking (click here to view the recipe) One of my summer dessert standards is something I call “cheater’s strawberry shortcake” — basically a good store bought pound cake (there’s a lemon glazed variety at Citarella that I like a lot for this), topped with macerated strawberries and whipped cream, sweetened with a little sugar and vanilla. It’s pretty
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06/03/11 • SPRING TART

06/03/11 • RHUBARB & RASPBERRY CROSTATA From the May, 2011 Bon Appetit (click here to view the recipe) I’ve now spent about three weeks with the May issue of Bon Appetit and I’m happy to report that the new team there has breathed some much needed life into a publication that had grown a little stale. This is only their first complete issue so time will tell if it’s truly a sign of things to come, but after init
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05/17/11 • BEST BROWNIE EVER! From The Best of America’s Test Kitchen (click here to view the recipe) Brownies, like my old stuffed bunny, are one of those things from childhood that I’d pretty much said goodbye to. And no, it’s not because of the calories, or the carbs, or even the way chocolate still manages to show up on my face a few days after eating it. Rather, it’s because the only brownies I’ve ever really li
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