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Many years ago I had a friend from Argentina who introduced me to the Spanish Tortilla, and it was love at first bite. A cousin to the Italian frittata, the Spanish tortilla goes by tortilla de patatas or tortilla española, and always includes potatoes. The frittata is a bit looser on the ingredients; the only must-have is […]

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Most everyone will serve mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving this year, but not all. All of us—Americans have an idea of what belongs on the table, but that idea is as varied as we are. America is a country made up of (mostly) immigrants, and even at Thanksgiving, diversity is what’s on the menu. I love Kevin Hart, […]

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Traditional Thanksgiving is an odd term, as pretty much the only things all Thanksgiving meals include are turkey and gravy. What is traditional at your house probably isn’t at your neighbor’s house. Most of us grew up eating the same things, or some variation on them year after year. Is there a  typical American Thanksgiving? […]

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Stuffed cabbage is one of my childhood favorites. My mom made hers with a secret ingredient; ginger snaps. I found the recipe in a spiral bound cookbook that was put out by the Nassau Community Temple Sisterhood group cookbook. The book is probably from the 1960’s, but I can’t be sure because the cover (as […]

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