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BVC Eats COMFORT FOOD: Dirty rice

This is a blander dirty rice than my Southern friends talk about. Theirs tends to be much spicier. Mine is comfort food—dense, rich, salty and savory, porridgy in texture, with just a touch of peppery zip. The magic is in the chicken liver and the butter. Don’t skimp on the butter. Continue reading

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BVC Eats COMFORT FOOD: Ya Mutha’s Chicken and Gravy

All Mom’s most edible dishes contained either corn or pork, except for this one. Continue reading

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BVC Eats COMFORT FOOD: Oatmeal two ways

I love oatmeal, especially during the winter. Whether it’s cooked cereal, an ingredient in bread or rolls, or the major component of a chewy cookie, that mild, nutty flavor is always a favorite. Cookies. I can live without cake or … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: COMFORT FOOD Shit on a Shingle

Like all comfort food from my childhood, this is kinda gross, but I loved it. Squishy, salty, peppery, a little sweet from the bread and peas…omg now I want some, and it’s got about six things in it I shouldn’t eat. Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Creamy gazpacho

This cold soup goes down well as a first course for hot weather, or with a simple summer meal of cheese, bread, fruit, and wine. I always use Spanish olive oil because it tastes more like olives. The olive that makes it taste so strong is Manzanilla. Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini was invented in honor of Luisa Tetrazzini (1871-1940), an Italian coloratura of international fame. It’s total comfort food: chicken (or here, shrimp), mushrooms, boatloads of cheese, and a thick buttery cream sauce. Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Marinated pork shoulder

Try it with tropical fruits, especially papaya. Substitute another two limes for the apple cider. Throw in two tablespoonsful of chipotle pepper sauce instead of the serrano pepper. Have fun.Goodness knows, I made it up. You can too! Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Spiced Nuts

by Brenda W. Clough  This recipe was given to me by a coworker at my office. She brings these nuts to all office functions and potlucks, and takes care to bring xeroxes of the recipe with her, because the cry … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Spicy Thai noodles

This recipe, milder and simpler than Pad Thai, can be made up in advance for a picnic or a party. It doesn’t mind sitting on the picnic table all day, and it keeps well for a few days. But you won’t have it around that long. It will call to you from the refrigerator in the depths of the night. Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Easiest ever flourless chocolate torte

The secret is the butter and eggs. Together they create something incredibly light yet buttery. Continue reading

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