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A Cheesy Brazilian Black-Eyed Pea Dish for Luck in the New Year

My mother, who grew up in East Texas (which she would argue is technically the South), introduced me to the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas to ring in the new year. This tradition allegedly came from West Africa, where black-eyed peas are said to have originated. The distinctive black dot where the pale pea…


A Cozy Tomato Bread Pudding Even Easier Than Grilled Cheese

We’re in prime tomato glow-up. A quick stroll through the farmer’s market is all the proof you need. I rarely return from my Sunday shopping without a basket (yes, I carry an actual basket) overflowing with tomatoes of all varieties: big contorted heirlooms, plump Cherokee Purples, vibrant Green Zebras, and (my favorite) ruby red cherry…


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