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  • Recipe: Jerez-style wedding asado (Asado de boda Jerezano)

    Recipe: Jerez-style wedding asado (Asado de boda Jerezano)

      Jerez-style wedding asado (Asado de boda Jerezano) Total time: About 3 hours Servings: 32 Note: Serve the dish over Mexican rice, with extra bolillos (Mexican rolls) for sopping up the sauce. Dried chiles can be found at Mexican and well-stocked markets. Bolillos and piloncillo (unrefined sugar,...

  • Bundles of joy: Beijing-style dumplings for Chinese New Year

    Bundles of joy: Beijing-style dumplings for Chinese New Year

    In China, family and tradition are wrapped up in the warm New Year's treat.

  • Recipe: Beijing-style pork and cabbage dumpling filling

    Recipe: Beijing-style pork and cabbage dumpling filling

    Beijing-style pork and cabbage dumpling filling Total time: 20 minutes Servings: Makes enough filling for 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings Note: You can find ground pork with a higher fat content at many Asian markets, or ask your butcher to grind fat into regular ground pork (you want about...

  • Recipe: Lao Yi's boiled beef and leek dumpling filling

    Recipe: Lao Yi's boiled beef and leek dumpling filling

      Lao Yi's boiled beef and leek dumpling filling Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: Makes enough filling for 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings Note: Recipe adapted from Wang Ming Jun. Ground pork may be substituted for the beef in this recipe. Fatty ground meat makes for juicier dumplings. Chinese...

  • Recipe: Boiled dumplings

    Recipe: Boiled dumplings

      Boiled dumplings Total time: About 1 hour (10 minutes to make the dough, and 50 to assemble and cook the dumplings) Makes: 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings Note: Bread flour with a moderate amount of gluten, such as widely available Gold Medal, works best to yield tender, yet slightly chewy...

  • Recipe: Mom's nilaga

    Recipe: Mom's nilaga

    Mom's nilaga Total time: 2 hours, 45 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Adapted from Gary Menes, chef-partner of Marché L.A. Menes says you can also make this in a slow cooker. Serve the nigala atop a bowl of steamed white rice. 5 pounds of bone-in beef short ribs 1 large onion, cut in half and sliced lengthwise...

  • Recipe: Hickory-smoked baby back ribs

    Recipe: Hickory-smoked baby back ribs

      Hickory-smoked baby back ribs Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes plus overnight marinating time Servings: 4 Note: This recipe calls for a commercial stove-top smoker; a heavy-duty roasting pan with a rack and lid can be substituted. This recipe uses small hardwood hickory chips; the chips are available...

  • Recipe: Maple-bourbon hot-smoked pork belly

    Recipe: Maple-bourbon hot-smoked pork belly

    Maple-bourbon hot-smoked pork belly Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 3 days brining time Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Pork belly can generally be found at Asian markets. Make sure the rind (skin) is removed before marinating. This recipe calls for a commercial stovetop smoker; a heavy-duty roasting pan...

  • Recipe: Pork belly confited in olive oil

    Recipe: Pork belly confited in olive oil

    Pork belly confited in olive oil Total time: About 3 hours Servings: Makes about 1 quart, enough for 18 to 20 servings Note: Adapted from a recipe by Jim Drohman in "Charcuterie" by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. 3 to 4 pounds pork belly 10 grams black peppercorns (about 3 1/4 teaspoons) 3 grams...

  • SOS: Larry’s macaroni and cheese at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite

    SOS: Larry’s macaroni and cheese at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite

    Dear SOS: We just had a wonderful brunch at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite and they had the best mac 'n' cheese. Is there any way you are able to get the recipe? We asked, but no one was anxious to share it. Thank you. Mary Green Laguna Niguel Dear Mary: The Ahwahnee takes this comfort food to the next...

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