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Fondue! The Easiest, Cheesiest of Dinners

In the mid-20th century, despite its claim of neutrality, Switzerland aggressively seized U.S. kitchens with the invincible might of hot cheese. Delighted Americans put up no resistance. Back in the 70s, during the height of the occupation, my mother had not … Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Passover: Potato, Tomato, and Olive Stew

If you’re Jewish—or are a relative or friend of the tribe—you’ll be stuffing yourself silly with delicious traditional dishes next week. Unfortunately for vegetarians, the customary Passover menu is loaded with beef, poultry, and fish. My grandmother always made her … Continue reading

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A Lazy Gourmet Bridal Shower (And an easy recipe for Tiny Roasted Potatoes with Cilantro-Parsley Dipping Sauce)

My good friend Rosie is getting married, and coincidentally, the big date is the very same as the pub date for The Lazy Gourmet. Last weekend I (in cahoots with Rosie’s lovely cousin Grace) had the honor of throwing her … Continue reading

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Oh, Mama, That’s Umami! (Plus an easy recipe for Crispy Umami Chicken with Potatoes)

First, let me assure you that I am not one to advocate opening a tube (or a box or a can for that matter) and calling it dinner, but this dang umami in a tube has been taunting me for … Continue reading

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