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It’s funny how sometimes the memory of a dish will follow you around for months, even years. It was sometime last spring that I had a dish like that, at Range here in San Francisco. The memorable dish was remarkably simple, though I didn’t know that at the time: Cod a la Nage. A la […]

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Last week I went on a little getaway to Death Valley. We were trying to catch that rare window where the weather is just right: somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-something degrees. The heat was already there, though, regularly climbing to 99 degrees in the afternoons, in the shade. Locals will scoff at this and […]

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This is one of those devilishly simple recipes that is something of a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. (Unless your crowd aren’t fans of mussels, in which case, perhaps you should reconsider your allegiances.) The single most labor-intensive element of this recipe is the scrubbing of the mussels. It’s briny, salty, tangy, simple goodness. The beer adds a […]

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That delicate little spoon above is from my grandmother’s collection of silver, the kind of stuff that’s brought out only once a year. And that’s my step-mom’s beautifully patinaed All-Clad pot. And the stew that we supped on the night of Christmas Eve, whose simplicity and ease is remarkable. It’s just fish, fish stock, tomatoes, […]

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