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Issue 43
February 2004

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4 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

6 SIMPLE SAUCE STIR-FRY
Stir-fry without the hassle -- most of the preparation is done right in your blender.

12 CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS
Simple ingredients and basic techniques produce flavors that put this dish at the top of the list of American Classics.

18 CARLOS GUÍA -- BRUNCH AT COMMANDER'S PALACE
Good brunch recipes are hard to come by. Here are two simple classics from the experts who wrote the book on brunch.

22 THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE
The hunt for the perfect cup ends here. We did the jittering -- you do the reading!

24 8-LAYER LASAGNA
True Lasagna Bolognese takes hours to make. But fewer ingredients and less preparation time don't diminish this version's flavor.

28 BASIC CUISINE
Blanching vegetables, pulping ginger, rehydrating mushrooms, and supreming citrus -- here are details on the techniques.

36 MUSHROOMS

38 MUSHROOMS
From sandwiches to main courses, four flavorful recipes made with mushrooms.

40 1-2-3 WEEKNIGHT
Recipes good enough for weekend company but made for weeknight schedules -- lamb chops and jambalaya-stuffed peppers.

44 Q&A

52 BLACK FOREST PARFAITS
Got leftover angel food cake? This great-looking, light-tasting (but rich!) parfait is the perfect way to end a meal.

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30 THE TOP 25 FOODS THAT INFLUENCED THE WAY WE EAT
America's culinary icons -- the foods that shaped our nation's eating habits. Making history at the table, one bite at a time.

46 HEAVENLY ANGEL FOOD CAKE
One bite of this cake and you'll come to understand the meaning behind the name. It truly is other-worldly.

48 ROCKY ROAD CAKE
Take a decadent path with this angel food cake filled with chocolate-rum pudding and almonds. There will be no regrets!

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