Frittata

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Frittata is quick, easy, and you can modify it with the seasons. Every farmers' market has the ingredients, and you can impress on a budget. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Julie and Julia's Bruschetta

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As with any dish with just a few simple ingredients, the quality of the ingredients and technique are key. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Garlic and Almond Spread

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A greener variation on skordalia , the traditional Greek garlic sauce, this spread is great with toasted pita and vegetables. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Chickpea-Flour Pancakes ( Socca )

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Socca is easy to make in a skillet on top of the stove. The batter, which has no egg or leavening, will keep for days covered in the refrigerator, and can morph into a variety of useful preparations. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Mushroom French Onion Soup

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In this vegetarian-friendly soup, the addition of mushrooms helps to fill in for the lost beef broth. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Classic Caesar Salad

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Photo by Maria Robledo


Surprisingly mellow and satisfying, the salad is a far cry from the overly creamy, one-dimensional concoctions generally served in restaurants and salad bars. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Dave's College Beans

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The approximate recipe for the beans a recent college grad ate "nearly every day." He advises to take any specific instructions with a grain--or a teaspoon--of salt. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Sukhamvit Soi Five Fried Chicken

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This Thai-style fried chicken had the power to lure one of our contributors back to Bangkok, where he currently lives. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year

Tirami super

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This easy "tirami-super" is egg-less and uses ricotta instead of mascarpone. It's flavored with espresso and sugar, and calls for any simple cookie, such as arrowroot or digestives. View recipe here .
Readers' Recipe Picks for 2009: Part 1
Ten of the most popular dishes featured on The Atlantic Food Channel this year