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March 19, 2003

[Times photo: Patty Yablonski]
All of us have weird leftover holiday ingredients lurking in the dark recesses of our kitchen. Their only destination now doesn't have to be the garbage. Story

Between a rock and a ham steak
Military meals have evolved from canned rations to MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat), which have evolved from dehydrated mystery meat to hot meals requiring an unusual cooking method.

  • Mean cuisine
    Soldiers who survive for weeks at a time on MREs have come up with some interesting ways to use the various components.

Paella? Bring the big pan
There are many variations on paella, but the essential trinity is rice, saffron and seafood.

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You Asked For It: Reader's fond wish is for pickled fish
Melvin Lawnicki has fond memories of enjoying pickled fish in Wisconsin, but has no information about preparing it. Northern pike is apparently the ultimate fish for this specialty, but any fish with a light color and firm texture can be used.

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