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The making of a muffuletta

It all started with a large container of olives left over from a potluck party.

They were a mix of gorgeous green and Kalamata olives, and I wanted to do something more interesting with them than just eating them whole or throwing them in a salad.

I decided to make an olive spread or tapenade. I pitted the olives and dumped them in a food processor along with about two tablespoons of capers, juice from half a lemon, two garlic cloves, reconstituted sundried tomatoes, and 1/3 cup olive oil.

I pulsed everything together, gave it a taste and was pleased with the result until I realized that I now had a lot of olive tapenade–as in, “Oh my gosh, what am I going to do with all of this olive tapenade?!”

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Would you eat this chicken?

My friend Adam lives in New Orleans, and he constantly posts on Facebook about the amazing food in that fine city–not only making me jealous, but insanely hungry.

Unfortunately, I have no plans to visit Louisiana anytime soon so I hatched a scheme to have some New Orleans food travel to me.

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