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August 12, 2008 8:20 AM

My hero -- sandwich

Posted by Nancy Leson

The other day my neighbor Clint stopped by bearing edible gifts -- again! Man, that guy can cook. I never know what he's going to show up with, but this much I do know: it's gonna be great. One day it's a rack of slow-smoked barbecued ribs with a quart jar of homemade barbecue sauce infused with peaches, chipotles and bourbon. The next it's homemade pho with fresh Vietnamese herbs on the side. One month it's pickled daikon; the next, preserved lemons. I won't soon forget Clint's incredible chili: it was the best I've ever tasted. His secret ingredient? Peanut butter. And then there was the pie whose key-lime custard came bejeweled with candied lime peel and crowned with meringue. It was so good, my husband nearly wept. Then, last week, just when I was clanging on the keyboard thinking, "I'm starving! What's for lunch?" Clint came knocking on my door with this:

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