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Issue 42
December 2003

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4 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

6 THE ULTIMATE DINNER: LOBSTER TAILS
All meat and pure pleasure without the mess of whole lobsters. Here's what to look for and buy.

18 BEEF WELLINGTON
Classic dishes have timeless appeal -- beef Wellington is no exception. Make it your holiday dinner this year.

24 BASIC CUISINE
Tips on handling lobster tails, pastry bags, Brussels sprouts, and shrimp.

26 MASHED POTATOES
Mashed potatoes are a given during the holidays. Try these for a change.

28 REAL BUTTER
Don't take this kitchen staple for granted. A little information can show you a whole new side of butter.

32 GIFTS FOR COOKS
Give yourself a break this holiday season -- use our gift guide when shopping for your favorite cook.

42 Q&A

44 PIGGYBACK LOBSTER TAILS
Restaurant presentation prepared in your kitchen. Perfect for broiling.

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8 HOLIDAY EVE LOBSTER BISQUE
A soup that is truly a meal. An elegant bisque that's easy to prepare -- perfect for any special occasion.

10 SEAFOOD-STUFFED LOBSTER TAILS
Talk about indulgent! This over-the-top recipe of rich lobster and crab is bound to be the hit of the season.

12 SIMPLE & ELEGANT: SPICY CITRUS SHRIMP
Start to finish, this meal clocks in at about half an hour. You won't find a better meal for busy times.

14 SIMPLE & ELEGANT: GREEK SALSA CHICKEN
Bright flavors are always good, especially in winter. Try this labor-light entree when you need sunshine.

16 SIMPLE & ELEGANT: HOT CHILE TURKEY
This turkey breast is a far cry from the typical holiday bird. Make a statement with this flavorful recipe.

30 BUTTER PECAN TARTLETS
Tiny tarts that are packed with big butter flavor!

34 ASIAN CHICKEN LOLLIPOPS
It's true -- an appetizer /can/ be fun and fancy all at once! These chicken wings are a case in point.

36 CHIMICHURRI MEATBALLS
Cocktail meatballs get dressed up for the party in this Latin-flavored dish. Get ready to rumba!

38 CHOCOLATE MOCHA BAKED ALASKA
This blast-from-the-past dessert gets a flavor makeover. Go on, try it! It's easier than you think.

41 LEMON MERINGUE BAKED ALASKA
Delightfully lemony, this Alaska is the perfect ending to a big holiday meal.

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