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One-bowl chocolate olive-oil cake

preparation time: 15 minutescooking time: 30-35 minutesemergency contact: really no need This one is for those times when you want a moist, comforting chocolate cake rather than a rich, indulgent chocolate cake. The one-bowl aspect is a bonus.

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Roast chicken with caramelized shallots

preparation time: 10 minutesmarinating time (optional): 30 minutes to several hourscooking time: 45 minutes (5 minutes active)emergency contact: camille This recipe has been one of the finds of the pandemic. It requires only a few ingredients that are always on … Continue reading

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Marinated wood ears

preparation time: 30 minutescooking time: 1 1/2 hours (1/2 hour active)emergency contact: carol Quick and easy salad that keeps (and improves) for several days in the fridge. If you’re out of maple syrup, you can substitute a mix of brown … Continue reading

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Pistachio and chorizo apéritif cake

preparation time: 20 minutescooking time: 30-40 minutesemergency contact: camille This crumbly, savoury loaf is meant to be served with apéritifs, but is great for any-time snacking. You can substitute in any of your favourite ingredients: almonds, pecans, pine nuts, olives, … Continue reading

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Maple butter tarts

preparation time: 30 minutescooking time: 15 minutes These are pretty much the classic version (all-butter pastry crust, raisins in the filling), with the exception of a maple/corn syrup swap. Happy Canada Day!

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Knekkebrød

preparation time: 10 minutescooking time: 55+ minutesemergency contact: camille Knekkebrød (crispbread) is eaten throughout the day in Norway — for breakfast, for lunch, with brown cheese or kaviar as a snack, and even at that odd fourth meal they squeeze … Continue reading

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Gravlax – the house recipe

original recipes by walter and andreas vistadpreparation time: 45 minutesmarinating time: 1.5-3 daysemergency contact: carol This is a recombination of Walter’s and Andreas Vistad’s gravlax recipes. Originally posted in 2008, it has been re-tested, updated, and was served this way … Continue reading

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Variations on the French 75

preparation time: 7 minutescooking time: none The debate over whether a classic French 75 is made with gin or cognac continues to rage, but there is no question that it is one of the most elegant Champagne cocktails. If World … Continue reading

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Thick steak

preparation time: 2 hours (for steak to come to room temperature)cooking time: 12-20 minutes (depending on thickness and how you like your steak)resting time: 6-10 minutes (depending on cooking time) The Ducasse slow-cook method produces what the man himself describes … Continue reading

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Man o’ War

preparation time: 7 minutescooking time: none A summery cocktail for the Kentucky Derby, lawn parties, barbeques and occasions beyond. One such occasion being the fact that this is the FIRST cocktail recipe on 54leacock… so head straight to your bar … Continue reading

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