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September 13, 2012 Expert pickler Marisa McClellan recreates a listener's lost pickle recipe, and explains why her grandma's pickles are saltier than many modern-day versions. They're fermented, like a true kosher dill pickle.
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Italian food expert Julia della Croce suggested Benner try a Tuscan sheep's cheese, or pecorino Toscano, for the filling.
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August 29, 2012 An Italian food expert delves into her collection of cookbooks to find a historical recipe for spinach and rice ravioli that was nearly identical to the one an NPR listener wants to re-create. And it turns out the secret to success is in the cheese.
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July 12, 2012 Expert canner Marisa McClellan helps a listener re-create her grandma's pickle recipe, and offers three tips on how to keep homemade pickles crisp by cutting off the ends and adding alum or a tannin.
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