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Indian Style Pates with Spicy Tomato Chutney

 Indian Style Poultry Pâté with Spicy Tomato Chutney Veal and Pork Pâté with Spicy Tomato Chutney   What is pâté?  What generally comes to mind when people first think of pâté is expensive duck liver or chopped liver.  Both are indeed correct but pâté is not limited to poultry.  Pâté is simply a mixture of […]

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Semifreddo with Cranberry and Plum Sauce

The traditional pumpkin pie was absent from our dessert table this Thanksgiving.  We chose instead to do a Ruby Red Grapefruit Semifreddo, a refreshing dessert that we thought would be the perfect ending, accompanied with a cup of tea, to a meal that had showcased the exquisite flavors and spices of a number of regions […]

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Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork

The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 commemorates the defeat of a large French army by a much smaller Mexican army of about four thousand soldiers during the French intervention in Mexico.  In late 1861 Napoleon III, under the 1861 Treaty of London, sent troops to Mexico alongside English and Spanish forces to collect debts owed […]

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Smoked Pork Loin with Spiced Apple Compote

Christmas Dinner December 25, 2009 2:00 PM Appetizers Prosciutto, Pesto & Fontina Palmiers – Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut – Main Course Smoked Pork Loin with Spiced Apple Compote Gingered Sweet Potatoes Creamed Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions & Crisped Pancetta – Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages – Dessert Buche de Noel *****  The final Christmas dinner of […]

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Cranberries: Two Delicious Ways to Accompany The Bird

Memories of holiday dinners past float through my mind as we concentrate on the final details of our upcoming Thanksgiving feast.  I think back to those much anticipated meals at Grandpa and Grandma Neve’s home in Walters, a small rural town in southern Minnesota.   As we drove into their driveway late each Thanksgiving morning for the noontime […]

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