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Deb Perelman

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Deb PerelmanDeb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of SmittenKitchen.com, an award-winning blog with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. In previous iterations of her so-called career, she’s been a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, an art therapist and a technology reporter. She likes her current gig—the one where she wakes up and cooks whatever she feels like that day—the best. She is the author of Smitten Kitchen Everyday and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Deb lives in New York City with her husband and delicious son and daughter.

Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie

Recipe by Deb Perelman

Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie

Considering how annoyed I get about fairly inconsequential stuff, such as decorative paper straws (mmm, wet paper fibers), single giant ice cubes in cocktails (that thwack you in the face when you take a sip), or a single granule of playground sandbox matter in my bed (always the bed; always the bed!), I am sure

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Granola Biscotti

Recipe by Deb Perelman

Granola Biscotti

There are a lot of good reasons to make and eat the finger-shaped twice-baked dunkable cookies known as biscotti, cantuccini and sometimes even mandelbrodt, and most involve delicious things to drink: coffee, black tea, and vin santo and other dessert wines. But where’s the cookie that will help you get through breakfast for the week

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Leek Fritters with Garlic and Lemon

Recipe by Deb Perelman

Leek Fritters with Garlic and Lemon

At some point in the last few years, fritters became my favorite things to cook, and by fritters I really just mean latkes but without potatoes. I’ve made them with everything from zucchini to apples, and I’m not even close to tiring of the format. What I like about fritters is that they come together

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