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Jambalaya and “Disneyland” Cornbread

Yes, I probably should have made this for Mardi Gras, but I didn’t think of it in time. Besides, there’s absolutely no reason not to eat Cajun food every chance you get! The jambalaya recipe is adapted from Gulf Coast Cooking by Virginia T. Elverson; my dad used to make it, though I haven’t cooked up a batch […]

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Soup of the Day: Solyanka

Solyanka, a meat-based hot and sour soup, originates from Russia and Ukraine. Because it can be made with any leftover meat, and because anything Soviet was highly encouraged in the former GDR, it became a staple in East German cuisine. Wherever you went, Solyanka was the soup of the day. It still is immensely popular […]

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Soup of the Day: Fasolka

I have to admit that I like canned soups and stews. It’s all kinds of wrong, but the enormous (and not particularly healthy) amounts of salt that go in them are a guilty pleasure for me. Still, as much as I like canned Fasolka (Polish bean stew), I can honestly say that my husband’s homemade […]

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Morbid Curiosity: Sunday Morning Sausage Ring

I love the pictures in cookbooks. Great pictures of good food make me hungry. Great pictures of bad food intrigue me. In Betty Crocker’s “New Good and Easy Cook Book” (1962) ,there is a full colour photo of a hearty-looking, meaty ring filled with a lumpy white sauce. Intriguing! And next to the picture is […]

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Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

This recipe has gotten a little meta since its inception, because I believe an incarnation of it first appeared in Bon Appetit, October 2007; from there, Epicurious posted it as the recipe of the week or some such thing, where the author of Smitten Kitchen picked it up and prepared it in the same month. From her, I […]