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Sample recipes from West Coast Cooking

Fennel Soup with Pernod Cream

Traci des Jardins is one of the most talented chefs working on the West Coast. When I dined at her restaurant, Jardinière, a few months a...

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Cucumber Soup with Watermelon Jelly

This soup, although it owes something to gazpacho, owes more to the kinship I have always sensed between cucumbers and watermelons. Slice...

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San Francisco–Style Seafood Stew

On parts of the globe where people and the sea come together, seafood stew is almost ubiquitous, and the West Coast of North America is ...

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Alaska Scallop Salad

Sizzling in a crisp coat of Asian breadcrumbs, sweet Alaska scallops are superimposed against a bed of slightly bitter greens tossed in a...

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Twice-Roasted Miniature Pumpkins with Onions and Thyme

At Thanksgiving, these filled pumpkins make a nice vegan or vegetarian option for members of the party who don’t enjoy turkey. Served wit...

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Hippie Farfalle with Pine Nuts, Currants, and Kale

The Encarta World English Dictionary defines a hippie as “a young person, especially in the 1960s, who rejected accepted social and polit...

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Dead Head Pad Thai

Before he settled down and became a stockbroker and financial planner, my wife’s cousin Bob, who stood up for me as a groom’s man at our ...

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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Papaya Lime Panache

A long time ago, I used to serve Pacific swordfish steaks with this same papaya panache. I was under the impression that, unlike Atlantic...

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Tonkatsu or Breaded Pork Cutlets

A conjunction of the Japanese word for pork and the English word “cutlet,” tonkatsu is a pork dish that sprang out of Japan in the late n...

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Stir-Fried Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms with Oyster Sauce

Mushrooms, technically speaking, are not vegetables at all; rather, they are among the fungi, a separate order of living things that are ...

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