Thai Chicken Larb

Thai Chicken Larb

We don’t do a lot of Thai cooking at home, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me. In our house, we tend to think of Thai cooking as an option more when the weather is cold; the fiery curries and thick, creamy coconut sauces that make up the bulk of our typical Thai takeout… 

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Steakhouse Sandwich

“Steakhouse Classics” Sandwich with Creamed Spinach, Sliced Filet Mignon, and Mixed Mushrooms

One of the things that’s unexpectedly happened to Jillian and I, over the last few years, is that we’ve turned into steakhouse people. Dyed-in-the-wool, pitcher of martinis, truffled creamed spinach, red leather booth, yes-please-ask-the-kitchen-to-start-on-the-chocolate-soufflé, steakhouse people. We’re not sure how it happened; it may be no more than a matter of scarcity, since neither Mexico… 

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Beef Wellington Burgers

Beef Wellington Burgers

Is there a meal more representative of old-school comfort and decadence than Beef Wellington? The dish’s history is murky; while many assume it pays tribute to the Duke of Wellington, following Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815, the claims that the Duke was particularly fond of combinations of “truffles, pate, beef, and wine” seem like a… 

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Triple Berry Summer Sangria

Triple Berry Summer Sangria

Growing up, we didn’t have a garden. We tried once when I was about nine or ten, but it was a sad attempt. If I remember correctly, we got one anorexic watermelon and three or four wrinkly cucumbers out of the whole deal. We didn’t water it. We didn’t weed it. Until I met Josh,… 

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Thai Peanut Wings with Raspberry Habanero Sauce (PB&J Wings)

Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Raspberry Habanero Sauce (PB&J Wings)

Do you ever find yourself with a potential cooking project nagging at the back of your mind? A phrase, maybe, or a half-formed idea that is missing some crucial details? You may not even actively be working on it; sometimes, it’s just a few words rattling around in the back of your mind as you… 

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Portland Food Truck Report: Locally Sauced

Portland Food Truck Report: Locally Sauced

I have been to “Locally Sauced” a handful of times. Each time, I try a new combination: pulled pork with blueberry BBQ sauce and extra salsa, grilled chicken with citrus-serrano sauce, loaded. The possibilities are endless. With three meat options, a vegetarian option, three sauces and a slew of other options including Charlie’s homemade salsa,… 

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Lobster Rolls of New England

July Giveaway: “Lobster Rolls of New England”

Summer is here, which to us, could more accurately be called “lobster roll season.” To celebrate, we’re very pleased to be giving away a FREE copy of From Away contributor Sally Lerman’s new book, “Lobster Rolls of New England.” In it, Sally takes you on a guided tour of the best lobster rolls in New… 

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Spicy Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Pita Sandwiches with Copycat Zankou Chicken Garlic Sauce

Spicy Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Pita Sandwiches with Copycat Zankou Chicken Garlic Sauce

It didn’t take long for Patrick, the grey beponytailed owner of Rockland’s long-shuttered “Second Read Books & Coffee,” to notice that I didn’t seem to be quite as stoned as my 16-year-old contemporaries. And for a kid my age, that seemed to be the major qualifier needed to graduate from “Dishwasher” to “Prep Cook” in… 

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Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

Successful cooking on the Fourth of July needs only meet a few requirements. It needs to not heat up the kitchen too much, it needs to satisfy a crowd, and it needs to allow ample time for socializing (read: drinking a dozen beers) with your guests. Here, our picks for celebrating this Independence Day in… 

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