Brisket With Onions and Buried Treasure


American Entree BRISKET WITH ONIONS INGREDIENTS 2 large onions 4 pounds beef brisket (first or flat cut with fat trimmed to ¼”) 4 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ½ tablespoon thyme 2 […]

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Texas Chili and the Universe


American Entree TEXAS CHILI INGREDIENTS 3 pounds beef chuck or sirloin 2 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves 1 medium onion 1 jalapeno pepper 2 tomatoes 1 7-ounce can green chile peppers ½ […]

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Pork Loin And Deadly Dancing

American Entree PORK LOIN WITH SHERRY AND RED ONIONS INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 9 pearl onions 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried 2 red onions ¼ cup butter 2 pounds pork tenderloin 1 […]

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Banana Fritters and the Golden Age of Musicals

Djiboutian Breakfast BANANA FRITTERS INGREDIENTS 3 ripe bananas ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup flour ¼ cup butter 2½ teaspoons honey (½ teaspoon per fritter) Makes 5 fritters. Takes […]

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How Potato Chips Started World War I


American Appetizer BAKED POTATO CHIPS INGREDIENTS 1 medium russet potato 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon rosemary ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil no-stick spray SPECIAL UTENSILS mandoline (This device helps a lot in […]

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Shrimp and Grits and Portraits

American Entree SHRIMP AND GRITS INGREDIENTS 1 cup chicken broth ¾ cup milk 2½ cups water 1 cup grits ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter 1¾ cups grated Cheddar cheese 1 garlic […]

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Egg Nog and How It Got Its Name


American Dessert EGG NOG INGREDIENTS 6 eggs ⅛ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar 4 cups full fat milk 1 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSIL electric beater Makes 7 […]

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Crispy Fish Scallopini, Mastodon Steaks, and Mount Vesuvious


American Entree CRISPY FISH SCALLOPINI INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 1 pound cod fillets or other white fish ¼ cup flour (1 more tablespoon later) ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sage ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons […]

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Texas Corny Dogs and the Civil War


American Entree TEXAS CORNY DOGS INGREDIENTS Enough vegetable oil to cover hot dogs in deep fryer, maybe 4 cups (¼ cup more later) ½ cup flour 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 tablespoon baking powder 2½ […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes and In A Gadda Da Vida

American Appetizer FRIED GREEN TOMATOES With Dipping Sauce INGREDIENTS – DIPPING SAUCE 2 stalks green onions ⅔ cup Dijon mustard ½ cup mayonnaise ⅓ cup sour cream 1 teaspoon white pepper INGREDIENTS – TOMATOES 4 […]

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