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Kathy Gunst’s Provençal-Style Fish Soup with Rouille from SOUP SWAP

Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden How can making a pot of soup build community? That’s the concept behind Soup Swap, my newest cookbook. Here’s the set up: invite a group of food-loving friends over—neighbors, family, book club, yoga group, PTO, etc— and ask everyone to bring a large pot of their favorite soup (as well Mason jars […]

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Dill-Spiced Salmon Recipe from Author Péter Gárdos

Salmon with dill is the Swedish equivalent to American meat loaf. In Fever at Dawn, the main character, Miklos, is brought to Sweden to convalesce after surviving the horrors of WWII. It’s easy to imagine he would have seen this dish everywhere there. This simple and easy dish is paired perfectly with a raw kale […]

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Victory Fish

Ellen Feldman: Victory Fish  Baked fish filet with panko breadcrumbs. White fish is soaked in buttter, coated with bread crumbs and spices, and baked. NEXT TO LOVE  Though the three women in Next to Love are good cooks, they would never consider themselves chefs. They simply get dinner on the table, as well as breakfast, lunch, pot […]

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Spaghetti and Cheese

Judith Jones: Spaghetti and Cheese Spaghetti in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with breadcrumbs and baked. ABOUT THE TENTH MUSE: MY LIFE IN FOOD  From the legendary editor who helped shape modern cookbook publishing—one of the food world’s most admired figures—comes this evocative and inspiring memoir. Living in Paris after World War II, Jones broke free […]

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Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya

Jewell Parker Rhodes: Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya  An easy recipe for a classic Louisiana Jambalaya made with shrimp, ham, sausage and/or chicken. YELLOW MOON  As a junior in college, I took my first creative writing course. The professor said, “Write about what you know.” I wanted to write about what I could imagine! So, naturally, […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

Pam Jenoff: Shepherd’s Pie Reicpe for a favorite English comfort food — Shepherd’s Pie casserole — made with beef or lamb, carrots and and peas, and topped with mashed potatoes. ALMOST HOME  I’m the first to admit I’m not a cook. I quickly turn away from any recipe that has too many ingredients or one […]

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Béchamel Sausage

Rachel Hauck: Béchamel Sausage Béchamel sauce adds a unique flavor when combined with sausage, peppers, onions and tomatoes. DINING WITH JOY While writing Dining with Joy, I became fascinated with the word béchamel. Doesn’t it just roll off your lips? Béchamel…. It could be a song. Béchamel, my darling, béchamel. I told my husband if we […]

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Sausage and Peppers

Chandra Prasad: Sausage and Peppers (Mrs. DeRisio’s Famous Sausage and Peppers) A simple and delicious recipe for Italian sausages and peppers. ON BORROWED WINGS  Marie DeRisio is the figurative mother in On Borrowed Wings. She is, in many ways, more nurturing than Adele Pietra’s actual mother, Gertrude. Always ready with a warm meal and a word of […]

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Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken with Mustard Sauce)

Kathleen Flinn ‘s Poulet à la Moutarde (Chicken with Mustard Sauce)   THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY This is the most popular recipe with book clubs in The Sharper Your Knife. It’s inexpensive and straightforward enough for a weeknight. In school, we made a version of this with rabbit, but here I’ve specified […]

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Pineapple-Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs

Beth Harbison: Pineapple-Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs These kabobs are perfect for summer grilling. If you love pineapple, shrimp and or teriyaki, this will be a favorite recipe! SECRETS OF A SHOE ADDICT Sometimes it’s hard to be June Cleaver in a Sharon Osborne world. I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s – a time of […]

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