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Making amazing pizzas at home

It is not hard to make artisanal quality pizza at home. Here are a few pointers, and then we will get to the recipes. First, buy a good quality pizza stone, or you can use quarry tiles cut to fit a rack in your oven. You can also use untreated …

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Don’t Stress Over the Gravy/Sauce!

I know how it is, believe me. You spend all week (maybe weeks) planning a holiday menu. Your guests arrive, intoxicating smells of roast turkey, prime rib, beef tenderloin or other succulent specialties fill the air. All that’s left is to make the gravy and the nagging thought that it …

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Soba Noodle Salad – Recipe

This is a great summer dish, happens to be pretty healthy and you don’t feel like you are missing anything. The tahini/sesame oil make it really nutty and is better for you than the usual peanut sauce. This is a spicy dish! Lower the amount of chili oil if you …

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Mad About Tipping Practices

There are quiet revolutions going on in the restaurant world right now. One of them involves the touchy subject of tipping. Until the last couple of years, most upscale dining establishments in the United States had a voluntary gratuity for the service staff. I don’t think anyone (including me) minds …

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