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Uppercrust forever

“We’ll behave, Mary Poppins, we promise.” “That’s a pie crust promise: easily made, easily broken.” As usual, the practically perfect Mary Poppins is right. Pie crusts are like the martini of the pastry world: their very simplicity belies a complexity of … Continue reading

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The Simplest Roast Chicken

Julia was always fond of saying that a perfectly roasted chicken was the sign of a good chef, and this declaration is inarguable. One reason for this is that a whole chicken is like a blank canvas: all one needs … Continue reading

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A Truly Noble Bird

“For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not … Continue reading

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