Recipes: Starters & Snacks

Mushroom, Leek, and Gruyere Tart

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Fried Eggs on Potato Chips

I saw a recipe years ago on the Parsi way of making eggs - cooking them on top of potato chips. I would read the recipe over and over again and while it sounded quite interesting, i have to admit that I did not quite have the nerve to try it.. I mean frying eggs on...

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Bacon Lollies!

One of DC's finest (in the food writing world) is writer Nevin Martell. I enjoy his work, his sense of humor and his classy attitude. When I heard that Nevin had teamed with the very terrific Founding Farmers restaurant to write a cookbook, you can bet I was in line...

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Chaat Masala Kale Chips

This post and recipe is inspired by the lovely Jaden Hair over at A while ago Jaden had posted a recipe on making kale chips. I was fascinated. I love crispy kale but avoided eating it because deep-frying and I are not on talking terms these days....

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Monica Bhide

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