What Mark Bittman forgot: Essential items in my pantry

Mark Bittman’s column about Pantry Essentials appeared in our local paper last Wednesday, and while I agree with many of the items Mark suggests (dried beans, easy in a pressure cooker; BACON; real Parmigiano-Reggiano; and good olive oil, to name a few), I do think he forgot 5 items that I deem essential in my

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Sunday supper: Sausage skillet with polenta

Sausage with onions, peppers and polentaAfter our weekend away in Santa Cruz, and expedition to the Corralitos Market & Sausage Company, I was looking forward to a nice warm dinner, incorporating the Polish sausages (fine and coarse) that we picked up. I came up with this simple recipe, using onions, peppers, tomatoes, and sausage, and

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