Cooked Greens

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With some notable ethnic exceptions like Asians, non-Italians are real Johnny-come-latelies when it comes to appreciating hearty greens like broccoli raab and dandelion. But I’ve enjoyed these greens—which I call “cooked” greens to distinguish them from “salad” greens—since I was a kid. As soon as the snow cleared in Buffalo, …

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Haute Chocolate

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For most people, drinking hot chocolate is the liquid equivalent of eating a Hershey bar. It is pleasant and evocative of winter nostalgia for taking the chill off after a day spent building snowmen. However, hot chocolate or hot cocoa has lagged behind our chocolate confection consciousness, which has been …

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Cranberries

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All About Them, Including Cooking Tips and Recipes The term “As American as apple pie” should probably be changed to “As American as cranberries” because cranberries are one of the three fruits native to North America (along with blueberries and Concord grapes.) As the Ocean Spray cranberry people say, “They …

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