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Recipes of the Week

French Plums
Green Beans

Chickpeas York Street Beans
Chickpeas pair well with pastas, rice, and even heartier grains, like hard wheat and farro. They make a distinctive dip, of course, but they're even better in a long cooking stew. They can also be ground for flour, deep fried, or even made into sweet pastes, candies and puddings. For me, chickpeas were the gateway food that opened up my palate to all things Middle Eastern.
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"An empty stomach is not a good political advisor." Albert Einstein

Holding on to our food beliefs is perhaps the best way to ease the pain that our ears are feeling listening to the news these days.

"No man can hope to be elected in his state without being photographed eating a hot dog at Nathan's Famous." Nelson Rockefeller

A hamburger covered in your favorite condiments, or a beef weiner ready for toppings is a great way to celebrate food! pie

"Almost everything that I behold in this wonderful country bears traces of improvement and reform - everything except Pie." George Augustus Sala (1882)

Here are a couple of recipes to stir the creative juices and inspire you to bake a pie.

Mom's Apple Pie from Marian Burros' must-have cookbook, Cooking for Comfort.


Rustic Peach and Nectarine Crostata from Michael Natkin, Food Blogger, Author Look for his new book next year. See the post for this recipe here.

Potpie with Phyllo Crust from Cooking for Comfort. Nothing like a quick good pie! Especially when it has crust and chicken!

Shepherd's Pie - revised. One of those recipes that is "the place to start" and you never get it wrong. A plate of food in a pot. Eat at one sitting or over days.

And ...

"The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth - something very difficult for a politician.". Edward Koch

"I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician." Marty Feldman

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Apple Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
This time of year, KATZ Apple Cider Vinegar is the favorite. The refreshing and the distinct taste of Gravenstein Apples makes this vinegar a treat all summer long.

Everyone is shocked at how good this is! The usual response after tasting it is to check the bottle and then say, "That is nothing like any apple cider vinegar I've had before!"

First of all - anything pork! Braised pork chops with leeks and apple cider vinegar is a favorite.
* Makes a mean coleslaw or braised cabbage
* Salad Dressings ... simply terrific - just add a teaspoon of mustard, a shallot (finely minced) and your favorite extra-virgin olive oil
* Perfect compliment for walnuts, smoked turkey, and goat cheese salad
* Makes the best Waldorf Salad
* Pan-roasted chicken breast with a splash of cider vinegar, sautéed apples and a bit of chicken stock

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Hawkshead Relish is coming!
We are waiting for the new shipment to arrive within the next 2 weeks. Pre-order any Hawkshead items and make sure you get your favorites!

Order your hardneck Garlic now!
We will send out our first shipment in about 2 weeks. When stored properly, hard neck garlic will last until Christmas - so why not order more than you need right now? Don't miss this amazing treat. I had a chef tell me that the best garlic he has ever had is from Washington! And he lives in California! Look for special varieties coming next week or the week after. Will also be available in our retail store.

Cooking Class Updates

NEW: Mediterranean Sunset Supper
After the punishing heat of a Mediterranean summer day, people re-emerge from their homes at sunset to eat and drink. Join us at during Labor Day week and we'll recreate the tradition. Cook, laugh, tell stories and enjoy a leisurely meal with friends.

Rustic Italian Table
Some of Italy's most famous foods have their roots in rustic, country fare. Learn how to make dishes that are typical of the Italian countryside - not fussy, and completely satisfying.

NEW: Cooking for the Sultan
The cookbooks of the era reveal Ottoman court culture to have been as food obsessed as the most passionate modern foodies. Savor recipes from the kitchens of Topkapai palace as we discuss this rich history of this ancient cuisine.

This Weeks Recipes

Deviled Dates
Erin made these in her last Tapas class, and they were unbelievably good. Such the perfect combination of flavors, and so easy to make.

Chicken Pot Pie
Marian Burros' classic recipe. Usually a cold weather treat, but some times those comfort foods just can't be beat.

Cocoa and Chile Rubbed Pork Chops
Adapted from chef Tim Love's recipe from an old Food & Wine Magazine (2009), this delicious rub uses just a bit of sugar to help the meat brown. Cooked over low heat so the sugar doesn't burn, the flavor combination of cocoa powder and chile pepper gives this dish a wonderful depth.

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