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Vallery Lomas's hushpuppies will cure your fear of frying

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23.09.2021

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making us afraid to fry at home.

Fried chicken from a chicken shack is an exquisite treat. Fresh french fries, served beside a burger, are inevitable. Donuts? Come on. But those are all somehow regarded as foods that happen outside one's own kitchen. Heating up a big bucket of oil and dropping stuff into it oneself seems intimidating, not to mention messy.

But you already know that fried stuff is delicious. What if I told you it was also pretty easy? There is so much to adore about Foodie in New York Vallery Lomas's debut cookbook "Life Is What You Bake It" that it would be impossible to pick just one great recipe or story. But the fact that she devotes an entire chapter to approachable, enticing "Doughnuts and Other Fried Things" is right up there on the list of the book's charms.

When she competed on — and won — "The Great American........

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