Crostini with Olive-Fig Tapenade

Crostini is thought to date back to medieval times when Italian peasants typically ate their meals on slices of bread since they did not have individual plates.  It is eaten in the United States as an appetizer with various toppings such as cheese, meat, and or vegetables.  Sometimes it is served with a touch of olive oil and herbs or a sauce.

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Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Cilantro-Shallot Relish

This is a short-cut version of the Punjabi recipe.  The chicken is not marinated in yogurt ahead of time, but it does have all the spicy goodness of the original.  This version is also not spicy-hot, although you could add in a bit of cayenne pepper if you’d like to make it so.

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