Savory Burger

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Chef Juan Barajas of Savory Café in Woodland, CA is a big fan of organic grass-fed beef, particularly when it comes from one of Panorama’s outstanding ranches. His restaurant is famous for the Savory Burger, with its “secret sauce” and slab of grilled onions. So messy, but so good. Makes 4 Burgers 2 teaspoons coarse […]

Chile-braised Brisket

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This is adapted from a long-ago Epicurious recipe for short ribs. It’s a complex flavor profile—spiciness from chiles, bitterness from coffee, slight sweetness from maple syrup, and acidity from lime juice—but it blends together in a warming and delicious symphony of taste. The slow cooking brings the brisket to the peak of tenderness. You can […]

Italian-style Short Ribs

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Short ribs are the ultimate comfort food. They scent the house as they’re slow cooking all afternoon, and the combination of tender meatiness and gravy over a bed of mashed potatoes or polenta is perfection, especially on a chilly night. They’re delicious on the day of cooking, but they’re also excellent the next day. The […]