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Squash Blossoms

I used to work with a guy that grew up in Italy. Like me, he loved to cook. I asked him one day — “Alessandro, what’s your favorite thing to make?”, thinking I’d get a pasta dish or a great pizza recipe. “They’re really hard to find, but when I can get them…squash blossoms. No question” As … Continue reading »

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Blistered Green Beans with Roasted Tomato Almond Pesto

This may just be my new favorite vegetable recipe. Well, let’s say green vegetable because it’s pretty hard to beat a perfect bruschetta in the middle of tomato season. But this is a close second.   The secret is in the caramelization of, well, everything. The green beans have to be blistered, and the tomatoes charred. The … Continue reading »

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American Barbecue in a Japanese Grill

Kamado grills, which most Americans know by the Big Green Egg brand, are renowned for rock-solid temperature control, a wide range of cooking intensities, and incredibly barbecue flavor. Costco recently carried the Vision Kamado grill, which is a pretty strong competitor to the Big Green Egg at a great price. I picked one up recently, … Continue reading »

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