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Wow... Trillin, Spanish peppers, and the (in)famous Chinatown chicken—a trifecta!

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Oxo also has a cherry pitter that does six at a time. Cherry recipes more appealing with this time saver.

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I have and will read everything you and Calvin Trillin write! Thank you for sharing this! Wonderful!

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Every week, pure joy. Every newsletter. Every single one. Thank you.

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Wow, thank you for the mention! We use the Oxo cherry pitter too. May it give you many years of loyal service.

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Mr. Trillin's Maison de la Casa House preceded Ken's Mojo Dojo Casa House!

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Great read - busy getting ready for our family Hungarian bacon fry

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...thanks for the lovely reminisce of Trillin. But I feel letdown. Is there nowhere online to read the "Pepper Chase" ?

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Dear Ruth,

The rabbit hole of peppers and Mr Trillin delivered me to a Gourmet video , alas it does not play for me, in bed in Australia on Saturday morning.

Is there a way to these ?

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I have ridiculous love for Calvin Trillin (never having met him), but I'm sure I'm not alone in that. I may have read his every published word.

I was sorry to see John Andrews go, so this is good news!

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I was recently introduced to an old tool for pitting cherries - a cast iron cherry pitter! A coworker picked on up at an auction and had to do a little research to figure out what the heck it was. I was totally smitten by the look of it. It has 4 curvy little legs, a spout like opening for your cherry, and a handle to push the pit through the cherry and out through a little funnel. If you Google 'cast iron cherry pitter' you will see plenty of photos. There are also some that attach to a table or workbench, but the legged version is much cuter! :)

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If that story was cut from your book, how come I remember it? So intimate and funny - and like a little poem...did you put it in a later book?

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I remember that story in Gourmet. I too will read anything by Calvin Trillin, a true original and a great writer. It looks like Bud and Nick had some good times.

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You, Calvin Trillin, and Mimi Sheraton are my favorite food writers.

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Excellent articles! So interesting.

And way to go Stephanie!!!

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