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Green Curry Banana Bread Recipe

Back when I was still in high school, my mom came home from work one day clutching a photocopied hand-written banana bread recipe. She claimed it was the best banana bread she had ever tasted in her life. It was a pretty bold statement, but she stood by it. She even stopped by the store on her way home to buy a bunch of bananas so they could ripen for the bread.

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Chicken Katsu-Oyakodon Recipe

There was a time in my life when I ate oyakodons for lunch every day. I didn’t get sick of them, in fact, the more I ate them, the more I craved them. I would be in a lecture, (not) listening to the professor, and thinking about the oyakodon I would soon be eating. The oyakondons were not particularly good, in fact, they weren’t; I was just obsessed.

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Cinnabon Recipe

My mom hates cinnamon with a passion, so growing up, I never knew the joy of cinnamon sugar toast, snickerdoodles or pumpkin pie at home. She can smell the stuff a mile away, and always steers clear. Even now, when I bake something for her with the tiniest amount of cinnamon, she will wrinkle her nose like a four year old and say, “Ew. Cinnamon.”

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Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Keller admits nostalgia for Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup beef stroganoff in the introduction to his much more involved, fancified version of the dish. I’ve never had cream of mushroom soup beef stroganoff, but I admit, I love Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup; it’s  instant nostalgia. My mom used to put it on everything: rice, cauliflower, as a quick pasta sauce. When I taste that coagulated, creamy, slightly sweet soup with the tiny mushroom bits in it, it instantly brings me back to a point in my life where everything was all right with the world.

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Ad Hoc Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, Mike and I decided to invite some friends over for an impromptu dinner party. Of course, the main question on my mind was: what should I cook? I turned to trusty Momofuku, then realized 90 percent of the recipes included pork or some sort of pork by-product. Pork is a big no-no for our friends, who are Muslim.

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