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There it was, the whole pig, on its back and looking sort of vulnerable, alone on a massive butcher block, beneath a skylight that made the entire scene somewhat Baroque with its dramatic brights and darks, and the huge, open fireplace directly behind. Ryan Farr wasted no time in the butchering. There were the exquisite […]

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Either we are blessed or we are cursed with an unusual, record-breaking heatwave here in California. Last night, leaving work, there was that bizarre sense of electric energy in the air: the dense, unyielding qualities of a city under the spell of heat, throngs of people out as if on vacation (because it is, in […]

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Dry-poached eggs in a teacup in a pot of water on the stove. First attempt, with great results. The eggs may resemble some cute Japanese dessert but are straightforwardly eggy. Atop a bed of grilled asparagus, crispy-brown potatoes, and a sauce of warmed ricotta with green onions and arugula.

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