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Topinambour with Braised Flanken Ribs

Topinambour or Jerusalem artichokes or sun chokes are a delicious alternative to potatoes.  I poached this recipe idea from Jamie Oliver, although I did increase the simmering time. I purchased these beauties from an actual farmer at one of the … Continue reading

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Braised Oxtails with Spicy Bok Choy

My mom made oxtails frequently (at that time they were cheap).  Everyone loved them because of the generous meat portions that enrobed the bones and the rich onion gravy she “smothered” them with.  This was usually accompanied by rice and … Continue reading

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Braised Curried Oxtails with Orzo

I mentioned to a friend in France that I was looking for a good quality cover for our feather bed.  There was an awkward pause, and then she asked why I would need a cover, other than the one that … Continue reading

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A Chicken in Every Pot

I’ve been listening to the records that came with my newly refurbished Victrola and noticed that many of the records date from the war years.  I’m especially pleased with the Decca label that recorded swing, blues and jazz.  I’m now … Continue reading

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Mao’s Red Braised Pork

I love the Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook so much that I bought a copy for Pennsylvania, instead of hauling my French copy back and forth.  It features food from the Hunan province of China and has been inspirational in many of … Continue reading

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Braised Oxtails

Did you know that oxtail (cow tail) is $5.99/lb?  I mean, you can buy steak at that price.  It’s true that in France the French have always valued the oxtail as a quality source of meat but here in the … Continue reading

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Secret Sauce Braised Country Spareribs

I looked in the refrigerator yesterday and re-noticed a measuring cup with plastic wrap on top and 3/4 filled with some dark liquid stuff.  I re-heated it in the microwave and tasted it. Good taste, whatever it was. I sliced a … Continue reading

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