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September 22, 2018
There are three very good reasons why you should learn basic cookery: practical, gastronomical and personal reasons. On the practical side, its'a stubborn economic fact that preparing your own food is cheaper than buying it ready-made. Gastronomically, it's a fact that old-fashioned home cooking is tastier and more varied. As for the personal side, it's a fact that cooking is fun, especially good cooking.

James A. Beard
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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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