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Mini Pommes Anna

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Grilled Sweet Potato and Corn Salad

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Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Demi-Glace, Potatoes, and Spinach

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Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

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Hasselback Potatoes

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Pork Tinga

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Grandma’s Cookbooks

My Grandma is in the process of moving into a senior living facility and recently gave me a number of her old cookbooks.  This weekend, I made dinner using a couple of them.  The menu included:

From The Art of Italian Cooking (written by Maria Lo Pinto; published in 1948):

From The Romagnolis’ Table (published in 1975 and based on a PBS cooking show of the same name that ran from 1973 – 1975)

Potato, Green Bean, and Tomato Salad

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Smashed Roasted Potatoes

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These potatoes take a little time to prepare (right around two hours from start to finish), but they’re the perfect accompaniment to roasted or braised meat (like beef cheeks braised in red wine and orange zest, for example).  The interiors get soft and creamy and the skins and edges get crispy.   Continue reading ‘Smashed Roasted Potatoes’

Boulangerie Potatoes

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According to Tom Colicchio, there was a time when small towns in France each had a central bakery.  The story goes that after the bread was done baking, the townsfolk would use the still-hot oven to roast their own food.  Meats would be placed on an upper rack and potatoes would be placed below, allowing the drippings from the meat to season them.  This dish is designed to replicate that effect by adding bacon and rich chicken stock to flavor the potatoes.

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