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Issue 55
February 2006

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4 TIPS

6 SOUFFLÉ SIMPLIFIED
This new year, resolve to conquer your kitchen fears and make a soufflé. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is.

12 HALIBUT IN SPANISH GARLIC-SHRIMP SAUCE WITH SOFRITO COLLARD GREENS
Has the holiday food frenzy taken its toll? Are you ready for a new way of eating? Get yourself back on track with these fish dishes.

16 NO-FEAR GNOCCHI
An Italian classic that's sure to blow plain pasta out of the water. Give it a try -- you'll never go back to boxed versions again.

20 GNOCCHI SAUCES
These four quick sauces were designed for gnocchi, but they're great on pasta too. You're thirty minutes away from a great meal!

24 MARTIN YAN: DUMPLING DUO
The ultimate teacher of Asian cooking shows us how to make dumplings that will knock your socks off!

30 CHOOSING THE RIGHT COOKWARE
When it comes to pots and pans, there are a lot of choices -- find out what's important.

32 PHYLLO
Learn the ins and outs of working with delicate sheets of phyllo dough. Then use your new skills to make baklava!

36 BASIC CUISINE
Freezing, macerating, and cooking fish and potatoes -- four cooking fundamentals that will improve your life in the kitchen.

38 CHILI CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH CILANTRO PESTO AND BANANA-SWEET POTATO MASH

44 Q&A

52 CINNAMON SUGAR PHYLLO NEST WITH CARAMELIZED PEARS
These crispy nests topped with ice cream and pear sauce just might remind you of pie à la mode -- without all the calories!

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22 PORK CHOPS OSSO BUCO
It's not the traditional cut of meat, but these chops don't skimp on flavor. The aroma alone is enough to entice your dinner guests.

34 PASTRY PERFECTION
Crammed with nuts and spices then doused with honey, this classic pastry is head and shoulders above store-bought varieties.

46 BRAZILIAN BLACK BEAN SOUP
Spicy, rich, and filling, this is a soup that's made for days when the snow is flying. It's so good, you may want winter to last a little longer.

48 CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING
Just when you thought you'd never eat good bread pudding in your life, this recipe comes along. Try it. You won't be sorry.