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#CookClub recipe #20 is Cherry Tomato Focaccia made with homemade dough.JANET KEELER | TIMES

#CookClub recipe No. 20: Cherry Tomato Focaccia

 



  1. On Air Force One, no lightening up on burgers, cake

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    A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic bread stick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with …

    These Instagram photos show a sampling of the meals prepared aboard Air Force One and served to journalists and other passengers. Their meals are not free, however.
  2. Easy weeknight meals: Grilled Lemon Chicken With Tomato Salad and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    Simple White Bean and Fennel Soup comes together so quickly it won't heat up the kitchen much on a hot summer day. To make it, saute 1 diced onion and 1 small sliced fennel bulb in oil until tender. Add 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth, 1 (14-ounce) can each drained …

  3. You Asked For It: Cuban bread with help from a bread machine

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    I am looking for a Cuban bread recipe that starts in a bread machine but bakes in the oven. Thank you.

    ELLEN FOLKMAN   |   Special to the Times
  4. Celebrating summer flavors with ice-cold treats

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    There are many kinds of frozen concoctions to help you navigate the summer heat.

    Shave ice topped with homemade blackberry and raspberry sauces. 
  5. #CookClub recipe No. 20: Cherry Tomato Focaccia

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    I know I might be asking a lot of you, but #CookClub recipe No. 20 calls for making your own bread dough. With yeast. It needs to rise for an hour. Twice.

    #CookClub recipe #20 is Cherry Tomato Focaccia made with homemade dough.
  6. 25 ways to dress up corn on the cob

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    There may not be any other food that screams Fourth of July cookout more than corn on the cob.

    Better corn on the cob, from top: garlic and Old Bay seasoning; Tuscan blend of rosemary and sun-dried tomato; Jamaican sweet corn rolled in coconut; and Oaxacan-style with queso fresco.
  7. Friends raise glasses of wine to summer by making strawberry cheesecake

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    By the time I watched New York Times food writer Melissa Clark put the finishing touches on the prettiest cheesecake I'd ever seen, I knew Double Strawberry Cheesecake had to be part of my weekend plans.

    This strawberry cheesecake is different because it mixes fresh berries into the cheese filling rather than just spooning them onto the top in a syrup. 
  8. Easy weeknight meals: Rosemary-Peach Chicken Kebabs With Orange Glaze and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    Gnocchi With Pesto is a fine celebration of summer and can be served hot or at room temperature. If you're lucky enough to come across a fresh bunch of basil or two, make your own pesto. If not, buy some at the store, usually stocked in the aisle with the pastas and sauces. …

  9. New book translates Thai favorites for the home cook

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    Once considered an exotic Asian cuisine found only in big cities, Thai food seems to be everywhere these days. Everywhere, that is, except probably cooking on your stove. Getting those dishes from restaurant menus to your table is the thrust of Simple Thai Food (Ten Speed, $24.99) by Leela Punyaratabandhu.

    By Leela 
Punyaratabandhu Ten Speed, 236 pages, $24.99
  10. Deconstructing the perfect hamburger

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    How to make a great hamburger is a question that has bedeviled the nation for generations, for as long as Americans have had griddles and broilers, for as long as summertime shorts-wearing cooks have gone into the yard to grill.

    A plump tavern-style hamburger, left, with a thick char that gives way to tender, often rare meat, sits next to a traditional diner-style burger. Burger savants advise home cooks to use heavy pans or griddles, use an 80-20 ratio of meat to fat, choose a soft bun and don’t overdress.