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Hammin’ It Up: An Ode to an American Classic

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor July 21, 2014

“Hamm’s tastes like freedom. Freedom to get a good buzz after work on a Tuesday evening when daylight lasted until 9-ish. Freedom to be constantly broke-all but still buy decent brie. Freedom to squander time on hopeless crushes and aimless solo hikes.”

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Eating My Words: The Best ‘Wurst—Mrs. Murray’s Liverwurst Sandwich from A Wrinkle In Time

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden July 14, 2014

“This time, when I got to the liverwurst and cream cheese sandwich, it seemed like the perfect choice to indicate that Mrs. Murray is sensible, unpretentious, and doesn’t have expensive tastes. I also realized that I’d still never tasted liverwurst myself, and that I wasn’t totally clear on what it was.”

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Don’t Be a Square: Bake A Deep-Dish Pie

Casey Barberby Casey Barber July 7, 2014

“And if you’re afraid of making your own pie crust, I encourage you to give it a try here, since this shape covers a multitude of sins, including slumped crusts and less-than-perfect shapes. It’s a perfect excuse to go rustic.”

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Think Pink! Strawberry-Hibiscus Shandy for Summer

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 30, 2014

“Cutting the beer with cold hibiscus tea keeps the fizz and the flavor, while making it a punchier summer sip that you can throw into a mason jar and tote around with you to the backyard, to the park, to the pool or the beach… “

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Biscuit Head Lives Up to Its Name in Asheville

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 23, 2014

“The line constantly forming at the walk-up counter is equally a product of the restaurant’s popularity and the crippling indecisiveness that hits when you’re forced to decide whether you want sweet potato coconut gravy, jalapeño pimento cheese, mimosa fried chicken, sriracha slaw, or smoked chèvre grits with your biscuit. Or maybe all of the above.

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A Stockholm Food Mystery: Steak with Capers

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden June 17, 2014

“I decided that if the world wide web and multiple cookbooks wouldn’t yield the recipe up to me, then I’d have to create my own version. What I came up with combines my favorite elements of steak au poivre with the wonderful brininess of capers for a steak that tastes both rich and bright.”

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Ramping Up A Recipe for Classic French Onion Dip

Casey Barberby Casey Barber June 10, 2014

“It’s a more mellow variation on the pungent party starter we all know and love, and in keeping with this slightly tweaked version of the American classic, I’ve given the dip a more worldly chip pairing as well.”

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Why Do I Own This? Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor June 3, 2014

“In the seven moves since our marriage, my husband and I have ditched a rice cooker, a panini press, a waffle iron, and a quasi-functional immersion blender. The ice cream maker is a frivolity that earns its keep.”

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The New Jersey Sloppy Joe: A Different Kind of Deli Sandwich

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 29, 2014

“In South Orange, the Town Hall Deli is the originator and pre-eminent purveyor of a sandwich that on first glance, is akin to a cold Reuben sandwich. Composed of two deli meats and cheese with coleslaw (the original combination being ham, tongue, and Swiss, its version of a Sloppy Joe is layered Club-style between three soft, wafer-thin slices of rye bread that have been slathered with thick Russian dressing, so thick it’s more of a spread than a loose, pourable dip).”

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Hospitality Tip: Don’t Forget the Koozie Bowl!

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 22, 2014

“I realize this might be old hat to some of you, but for this Yankee, it’s a tradition that I’m more than happy to appropriate from the South. It’s so nice to be able to hold a cold beer pulled straight from its icy slurry in your hand and not suffer the drippy, messy effects.”

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