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Members of the Gatur family opened their eponymous Allen Street restaurant a year ago, adding exotic African spice to Allentown’s menu with a tidy list of meat, vegetable and legume dishes.Ceramic plates decorate beige walls in the space formerly occupied by Falafel Bar and Nadia’s Taste of Soul.Starters include ful, or stewed beans with tomatoes ($3.50); discs of fried c…

NEW YORK – Jamie Oliver is promoting a new television show called “Jamie’s Money Saving Meals” and a new cookbook called “Save With Jamie” in Britain. You might think this would be a cakewalk for him: After all, the 38-year-old celebrity chef has published 17 previous cookbooks and hosted 25 previous TV shows and specials, many of which have focused on eating well on a bud…

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By Gabriella Boston / Special to the Washington Post

Tue, Sep 3, 2013

Second in renown to tabbouleh among Lebanese salads, fattoush is chunky and colorful. Crucial to the salad are the sumac, the pita chips and the chubby cut of the vegetables, which should be chopped so that they are fat, yet small.Don’t let the pita sit in the salad or it will become soggy. The pita’s crunch gives fattoush its character.Grilled Pita FattoushFor the pita an…

I have grilled and smoked breads lots of times. In fact, some of my favorite dishes involve fire and bread. Some of my favorite grilling memories, too.Alongside steak, for example, I like the Catalan mainstay of pan con tomate, slices of grilled bread painted with olive oil, smeared with tomato and brightened with salt; I devoured it every chance I got during a visit two d…

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The traditional creamy elbow macaroni salad is an easy target for a makeover. The trick is to preserve its American character.This salad, with the exception of the broccoli, can easily be prepped a day in advance. Wait to add the steamed broccoli pieces to the salad. (The vinegar in the dressing will cause the broccoli to discolor if you mix the salad and let it sit overni…

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Especially during sweet corn season, it’s easy to forget that there’s any other kind of corn. But hominy, field corn that’s been treated to make it better for human diets, feeds a lot more people.Around these parts, hominy comes in cans, white and colored yellow. It’s a versatile addition to stews and vegetable dishes, once you get over its texture, which is more like cook…

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On Monday, a group of Buffalo chefs from some of the area’s top kitchens will work for free.They’ll be feeding guests at The Iron Event, a “best bite competition” set at the Pearl Street Grille. It’s a fundraiser for the ALS Association, the third in a series. There’s $1,500 worth of prizes for the winners, but the real reason the chefs are doing it is a guy named Dan Trac…

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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, an upscale restaurant outside Walden Galleria, closed its doors without warning Tuesday.Employees were told Texas de Brazil, a Brazilian steakhouse, has bought Hyde Park out of its lease with the mall.Texas de Brazil is a privately owned chain founded in Texas in 1998. It is known for its wide varieties of slow-roasted meats that are presented f…

As if running a candy store wasn’t enough to get the neighbors envious, Gayle Hardick has been cooking pans full of bacon in her Village Sweet Shop (1 Buffalo St., Hamburg).“When I make bacon in my store, everybody smells it and comes over wanting breakfast,” Hardick said. Turns out she’s got a plan for all that bacon, though: the Beer & Bacon Fest, set for noon to 6 p.m. …

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There are restaurants I remember … All my life, though some have changed. And I’m not the only one. Many of these departed eateries are indelibly linked to our youth, especially in Western New York. And no, I don’t mean the Pizza Hut where I used to get free personal pizzas for reading books in elementary school. I mean places like the Orchard Downs and Jobo’s Hobo Hut. OK…

As if running a candy store wasn’t enough to get the neighbors envious, Gayle Hardick has been cooking pans full of bacon in her Village Sweet Shop (1 Buffalo St., Hamburg).“When I make bacon in my store, everybody smells it and comes over wanting breakfast,” Hardick said. Turns out she’s got a plan for all that bacon, though: the Beer & Bacon Fest, set for noon to 6 p.m. …

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The evolution of the Buffalo stuffed pepper continues. ¶ Popularized by Andy DiVincenzo of Billy Ogden’s in the late 1980s, the cheese-filled yellow Hungarian has gotten on half the menus in town. Not just Italian places, and not just appetizers, either: I’ve seen “Buffalo stuffed pepper” soups, meatballs, pizzas and pierogies, plus other mutations best forgotten. ¶ Th…

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Osteria 166 New casual Italian place has potential to become a downtown fixture.WHERE: 166 Franklin St. (www.osteriabuffalo.com, 858-3118)HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.PRICE RANGE: Appetizers, $4-$13; sandwiches and pizzas, $7-$14; pastas and entrees, $14-$38.PARKING: Street.WHEELCHAIR …

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The evolution of the Buffalo stuffed pepper continues. ¶ Popularized by Andy DiVincenzo of Billy Ogden’s in the late 1980s, the cheese-filled yellow Hungarian has gotten on half the menus in town. Not just Italian places, and not just appetizers, either: I’ve seen “Buffalo stuffed pepper” soups, meatballs, pizzas and pierogies, plus other mutations best forgotten. ¶ Th…

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For somebody with Polish blood in her veins, this should have been the easiest gig ever.Judge a pierogi competition?Piece of cake.In our house, we make well over 100 pierogi for Christmas alone. I learned how to roll the dough and stuff it with filling at the hands of my grandmother, Stanislawa, known as Estelle – her husband, my grandfather Aloysius, ran a well-known tave…