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Issue 56
April 2006

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4 TIPS

6 BUYING LAMB
Brush up on your lamb lingo or venture into uncharted territory for a change. Lamb is tasty, tender, and versatile for cooking.

12 CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOMS AND ARTICHOKES
This recipe proves that chicken breasts don't have to be boring -- or difficult to prepare.

22 PARING KNIVES
We tested 42 paring knives and found five that are truly a cut above the rest.

24 WOLFGANG PUCK: GOURMET PIZZA FROM A PRO
Once you've made Wolfgang's simple gourmet pizzas, home delivery isn't going to cut it anymore. This is pure Wolfgang!

28 GRAINS OF RICE
All rice is not created equal, but it's hard to tell the difference just by looking at the bag. Here's a guide to help you know what you're getting.

30 FRIED CHICKEN
I can't tell you how good this chicken is. Just follow this recipe and taste what simple seasonings and a little skill can put on the dinner table.

36 CILANTRO SCAMPI WITH CHEDDAR BISCUITS

42 Q&A

44 BASIC TECHNIQUES
Blindbaking, separating eggs, and cutting up a whole chicken... three techniques made simple with helpful hints and easy-to-follow steps.

46 PICNIC SIDES
Whether you're thinking picnic or simple dinner, these sensational side dishes are fried chicken's perfect companions.

52 MERINGUE CLOUDS
Strawberry shortcake may've met its match in these light, airy, sweet meringues topped with berries and whipped cream.

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16 QUICHE FIT FOR A KING
Contrary to popular belief, quiche really can be a man's meat! These three versions put a little muscle back into this classic egg dish.

20 3 QUICHE, 3 SALADS, 3 MENUES
Quiche can certainly stand on its own, but it doesn't have to. These three simple side salads help complete the picture -- deliciously.

48 PINEAPPLE MERINGUE PIE
This season when it comes to dessert, push the envelope a little and try this pie. You just may have a new spring tradition on your hands!

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