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I read cookbooks for ideas and inspiration, cadge recipes from my favorite chefs and freely share mine with friends (who generously return the favor). Here, find a sampling of favorite recipes from my Seattle Times Taste column and All You Can Eat blog.
Chefs everywhere make their own creme fraiche. Me too. So should you.
Why kvetch about lousy store-bought bagels. Try these.
Quick! Make this garlicky Spanish-style shrimp!
Buttermilk dinner rolls: the gift that keeps on giving.
Did you ever wonder how to make red wine vinegar? Well, meet my mother.
It's a wrap: Judy Fu's jiao-zi (Chinese dumplings), from scratch.
And, while we're on the subject: as the queen of condimentia, I say Chinese XO sauce is king.
Dancing to a different drumstick, I super-sized a recipe for Buffalo wings.
What? You want healthy? I gots. Try this great trick with collards.
I like to eat raw oysters undressed. But yours should wear a top.
Hot out? Have this dill-ish-ous chilled cucumber soup. Hey. I'd eat it for dessert.
A move to the Northwest turned me on to a New England staple: Anadama bread.