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Food-savvy dads at the stove

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Food-savvy dads at the stove

By Debra Samuels GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JUNE 16, 2015 LEXINGTON — In mid-20th-century America, TV dads Ozzie Nelson, Ward Cleaver, and Desi Arnaz donned their wives’ aprons and mishaps and mayhem ensued. Now some dads have taken over kitchen responsibilities, either out of necessity or because they love the inventive aspect of cooking. The bumbling dad has been …

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From your recipe box to our inbox

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From your recipe box to our inbox

From the Boston Globe At popular restaurants in town, weekend brunch can attract a full house all morning and well into the afternoon. It’s the antidote to a late night out, it’s the ideal celebration for the new grad and a multi-generational family, and it’s a menu that can be lavish, leisurely, savory, sweet, or …

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Think pie pastry is daunting? Try this 3-ingredient wonder

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Think pie pastry is daunting? Try this 3-ingredient wonder

   By Debra Samuels |  GLOBE CORRESPONDENT -October 8, 2013 Leslie Fishman says the recipe for apple pie she learned from her mother “became a family favorite for decades.” Her daughter is the third generation to make it. NEWTON — At some point everyone wants to try making America’s iconic dessert, apple pie. Just the …

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Spam goes glam

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Spam goes glam

By Debra Samuels, Globe Correspondent WELLESLEY — Those who know Susumu “Sus” Ito, 93, know that he is a Nisei (second-generation Japanese-American), a Congressional Gold Medal recipient from World War II’s legendary all-Japanese-American 442d Regimental Combat Team, an emeritus professor at Harvard Medical School, a furniture maker, photographer, dad, and grandfather.   (Sus is second …

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Cooking from the Hearth

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Cooking from the Hearth

  This group of articles appeared in the G section of “The Boston Globe on January 13, 2013. They are all about cooking with fire. It was a lot of fun to write and research. Wood-burning ovens take on new life in restaurants Despite freezing temperatures outside, the door to the contemporary Brookline restaurant Lineage …

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Favorite vegetarian picnic recipes from our readers

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Favorite vegetarian picnic recipes from our readers

  By Debra Samuels GLOBE CORRESPONDENT The Boston Globe JUNE 26, 2012 Summer draws New Englanders to decks, porches, picnic tables, and beach blankets with all kinds of light fare. When we asked readers to send their favorite dishes into The Recipe Box Project, we found ourselves with a vegetarian picnic basket. Add grilled chicken, hot …

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A Thanksgiving feast from our readers

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Our readers sent their favorite dishes to The Recipe Box Project and we put together a Thanksgiving menu. Not a green vegetable in the lot.

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From Barbara Rotger, Melrose, Ma

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From Barbara Rotger, Melrose, Ma

Hand written recipes from beloved relatives are our treasures. This recipe for Asparagus roll ups came from Barbara Rotger, a woman I interviewed for the article Something old, something new. It is from her grandmother, Marion Griswold Doane, who lived in Essex, Conn., and entertained a lot. “Grandma’s recipe box is full of appetizers and dips. My grandfather, Charlie, had a large vegetable garden and small farm stand. He would have grown the asparagus that Grandma used in this recipe,’’ says Rotger. Combined with cream cheese and blue cheese, the toasted bread asparagus roll-ups make elegant finger food.

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Making the most of tender rib-eye

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Making the most of tender rib-eye

Open with classic roast beef, then a hearty shepherd’s pie Boston Globe, December 30, 2009 The classic pairing of roast beef and potatoes can go from Sunday night supper to something special – depending on the cut of meat you use. For a New Year’s Eve celebration, a rib-eye roast, which has plenty of flavor for …

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For boat’s chef, some thrills and spills

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For boat’s chef, some thrills and spills

Keeps crew happy with comfort food By Debra Samuels, Globe Correspondent September 23, 2009 GLOUCESTER HARBOR – The schooner Roseway, a 137-foot former fishing boat, lurches through the waves, and doors flap to the rhythm. time,announces Jessica Reale, who quickly secures the kitchen cabinets with bungee cords. The 26-year-old chef works quickly, holding a door …

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