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September 2, 2014
I was begininng to believe that it is foolish and perhaps pretentious and often boring, as well as damnably expensive, to make a meal of six or eight courses just because the guests who are to eat it have always been used to that many. Let them try eating two or three things, I said, so plentiful and so interesting and so well cooked that they will be satisfied. And if they aren't satisfied, let them stay away from our table and our leisurely comfortable friendship at that table.

M.F.K. Fisher
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Cooking Tip of the Month: Chopping nuts

If you need large nut pieces, simply break nuts like pecans or walnuts with your fingers. For finer pieces, use a knife or chopping bowl. Almonds may be chopped in a blender or food processor, 1/2 c. at a time for 30 seconds on high speed.
Place nuts in a zip lock bag and pound with a mallet or the bottom of a small sauce pan.
 
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