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A sardine 'fish-ticuffs' bout with Michael Cimarusti of Providence
A sardine 'fish-ticuffs' bout with Michael Cimarusti of Providence

I like almost everything about sardines. I like to cook them, I like to eat them. Heck, when I visit aquariums I even like to watch them swim around in circles. That's the only explanation I can offer for how I found myself standing on a stage Sunday night engaged in a cook-off with one of America's great chefs. In the final night of this year's the Taste, Michael Cimarusti from Providence and I were engaged in what we decided to call the Great Fish Fight, and the subject was sardines. He won, of course — I told him at one point it was like me playing H-O-R-S-E with Kobe Bryant — but I did get to cook some sardines, so the event wasn't a total loss on my...

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