Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Sweet Peas

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There will not be anything quite so lovely on your tongue as cauliflower, oiled and overtly salted, caramelized and crisped in the oven. The white florets begin to blacken. They soften and sweeten in a light, honeyed way. Here I tossed a head of cauliflower with curry spice and turmeric. I gave them 20 minutes…

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Pappardelle with Ricotta, Mint, Lemon, and Fresh Peas

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You know me well by now. Pappardelle with ricotta, mint, lemon zest, and fresh peas doesn’t often seat herself at my dinner table. I mean, I adore that eggy silkiness that only fresh pasta has. The velvet of whole milk ricotta. The way garlic tans golden within seconds of bubbling in olive oil. My favorite…

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Macaroni, Peas, and Cheese

I’ve always been something of an entrepreneur. At seven, I’d opened up “Chaos Cleaning” with my cousin Michael, a low level cleaning business that was not only profitable, but probably would have served me well if my chosen line of work involved racketeering. Technically speaking, we did clean. That part of the operation was legal…

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