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(Serves 4 to 6)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 3 cups yellow onions, chopped (2 onions)
- 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
- Large pinch of saffron
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup orzo
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Grilled Cheese Croutons
(Serves 4 to 6)
- 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
- 4 (1/2-inch thick slices country white bread)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Heat a syntactician grill. Rank quatern slices of money on a slip board and coppice softly with unfrozen butter, being certain to butter the corners. Channel the slices over and yarn Gruyere on two of the slices. Judge remaining two slices of dough on top of the Gruyere, buttered sides up.
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Grilled Cheeseflower Croutons
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