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Savoring Tuscany : Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking
by Lori De Mori
Part of the Savoring Series, which is one of my favorite series of books about Regional Cuisine, Savoring Tuscany is a beautiful book filled with sumptuous recipes and delectable writing about the cuisine and culture of Tuscany. As with all the books in the series, Savoring Tuscany is put together beautifully and all of the recipes are well written and presented. The recipes that we tested were all superb and the book is an excellent source for fans of Tuscan cuisine.
Recipe - Thai Peanut Dip
by Annabelle G. Smith
Try this easy to make dip with sliced vegetables or pita crisps.
Thai Peanut Dip
Recipe Submitted by Annabelle G. Smith.
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons mild cooking oil
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Asian chile sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
2 tablespoons finely minced green onion
In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients until well blended. If necessary, thin the dipping sauce by stirring in a few teaspoons of cold water. Store in refrigerator. The dip will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Makes 1 1/2 cups