Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Sir Francis Bacon

American Appetizer BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP INGREDIENTS 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 12 slices bacon ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce no-stick spray SPECIAL UTENSILS 24 toothpicks baking rack cookie sheet. Serves 6. […]

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You Say Tofu, I Say Tofu

Vietnamese Appetizer LEMONGRASS AND FIVE SPICE TOFU INGREDIENTS 2 stalks lemongrass 3 garlic cloves 1¼ pounds firm tofu 1 cup vegetable oil (2 tablespoons more later) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon red chile flakes […]

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Brazilian Stew and the Spanish Inquisition

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Brazilian Entree XIN XIM (chicken and shrimp stew) INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves ⅓ cup lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil (2 more tablespoons later) ½ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ […]

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Beans and Rice and How Carroty Omissions Caused The American Revolution

Cuban Entree MOROS Y CRISTIANOS (beans and rice) INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry black beans 2½ cups long white rice 5 cups chicken stock 1 green bell pepper 3 garlic cloves 1 medium onion 2½ tablespoons […]

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The Seven Countries

Sometimes we do things. Sometimes these things are out of character and those who know us, raise eyebrows in disbelief. When I watched the 2010 remake of the 1984 John G. Avildsen masterpiece “The Karate Kid,” […]

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