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Chicken Stock

I understand that most people are going to reach for a can of chicken broth on a weeknight (and yes, let’s be honest, even on a weekend) but I am hoping that one weekend, when you have a little time on your hands and you plan ahead at the supermarket…

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No-knead Bread

Makes 1 loaf (1 1/2 pounds) Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery Time: About 1½ hours, plus 14 to 20 hours’ rising Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast 1 1/4 teaspoons salt In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast and salt.…

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Craig Smith’s Beef Jerky

Courtesy of Craig Smith Makes 40 to 50 Strips Ingredients (Craig says the yield is, “Never Serves Enough”) 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or liquid smoke…

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Craig Smith’s Beef Jerky

Courtesy of Craig Smith Makes 40 to 50 Strips Ingredients (Craig says the yield is, “Never Serves Enough”) 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or liquid smoke…

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Wonton Skins

One of my favorite “secret” ingredients is prepared wonton skins. They are found in the freezer section of the supermarket and occasionally in the refrigerated section. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and cook up just like fresh Italian pasta. I keep them in my freezer to make…

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Wondra Flour

When I am sautéing a piece of fish, chicken or other protein and I want to dip it in flour, I now reach for Wondra flour. Wondra is the kind of flour my grandmother used to use to thicken gravies. According to The Nutrition Bible by Jean Anderson and Barbara Deskins…

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Rick's Picks

The memory of pickling dilly beans in Vermont with his parents in the 1970s inspired Rick Field to begin making pickles in his Brooklyn apartment in 1997. After lots of research, he began turning vegetables from the local farmers’ market into a creative collection of award-winning pickles with names you…

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Rick’s Picks

The memory of pickling dilly beans in Vermont with his parents in the 1970s inspired Rick Field to begin making pickles in his Brooklyn apartment in 1997. After lots of research, he began turning vegetables from the local farmers’ market into a creative collection of award-winning pickles with names you…

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Kenyon's Johnny Cake Corn Meal

Kenyon’s Grist Mill in South Kingston, Rhode Island has been producing stone-ground cornmeal for traditional New England Johnny cakes since 1886. In a site that has been a Grist Mill since the early 1700s, they slowly grind all their whole-grain meals and flours with the original granite millstones to produce…

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Kenyon’s Johnny Cake Corn Meal

Kenyon’s Grist Mill in South Kingston, Rhode Island has been producing stone-ground cornmeal for traditional New England Johnny cakes since 1886. In a site that has been a Grist Mill since the early 1700s, they slowly grind all their whole-grain meals and flours with the original granite millstones to produce…

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