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These Turkish Eggs Shine in Summer

I used to be a shakshuka fanatic — that is, before I visited Istanbul a few months ago. There, menemen, a scrambled egg breakfast dish with tomatoes, peppers and sometimes, controversially, onions, was everywhere. At tiny restaurants, it is carefully prepared in cast-iron skillets; at hotel buffets, it appears smooth …

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A Tool for Pomegranate Fans

The pomegranate’s tart-sweet, jewel-like ruby seeds (arils) are a mighty challenge to extract. A new gadget from Tescoma, a company in San Martino, Italy, streamlines the usual method of holding the cut fruit in your hand over a bowl and smashing it to release the seeds. Yet even with this …

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Cook Pok Pok’s Noodles at Home

In steamy weather, I loved eating the vibrant Thai food at Pok Pok NY during its time in Brooklyn. The restaurant from the chef Andy Ricker, of Portland, Ore., is now closed, so I’m lighting my stove for the recipes in his new cookbook. It’s not exclusively Thai and includes …

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