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Cold Chicken and Pickles

Cold Chicken and Pickles

As part of the week leading up to Hobbit Day, here is the first in a series of recipes coming from my forthcoming book Medium Rare and Back Again: Food from the World of Middle-earth. Here, I’ll explore one method of pickling cucumbers – quick-pickling – in homage to Gandalf’s request at the Unexpected Party: [...]

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Links I Like: Dry-Fried Szechuan Chicken, and Szechuan Eggplant

At one of my recent jobs as a software engineer, here in tech-heavy suburban Boston, I had a few coworkers – let’s call them Fans of the Spicy (FOTS).  One of these jovial nutters had a half-dozen small bottles of hot sauce on his desk, which he’d bring to lunch every day, to jazz up [...]

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Smoky Balrog Wings

Perhaps the most hotly contested debate within the Tolkien fan community is “Do Balrogs have wings?”  “Yes!”, “No!”, the people shout, but surprisingly, the schism persists.  (Okay, so, honestly, the actual discussion is a little more nuanced.  And lengthy.)  In this fierce argument, however, it is important not to lose sight of two key facts: [...]

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