By Lindsey Davis

AD75. Marcus Didius Falco, as soon as a typical informer, now heart classification, discovers that newly obtained rank brings linked difficulties, the main grotesque of that's a corpse buried less than the tiles of his new tub residence. The contractors have fled to Britain whence, because the Fates have it, Falco is ordered. an area leader and best friend of the Romans is having a Palace outfitted via the Emperor Vespasian. but the venture is operating overdue, paintings is slipshod, and deadly injuries hold taking place. someplace on website are the murderers who will be in the back of this newest spate of killings. someplace within the vanguard, trouble-shooting for the Emperor is Falco, with out an best friend and now subsequent at the record for assassination.

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4 L homemade chicken stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth 4 tbsp/55 g unsalted butter 1 In a 2-qt/2-L saucepan, combine the beets and stock and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook the beets until tender yet still quite firm when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. ) Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beets to a bowl and set aside. Adjust the heat so the stock barely simmers. 8-L saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of the Kosher or fine sea salt butter and then add the oil. Add the onion and sauté until translucent but not brown, about 3 minutes.

SERVES 4 One 20-oz/570-g can ullucos packed in brine 1 Drain the ullucos in a colander and rinse well. Blot dry. Cut the ullucos 1 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter crosswise into slices ¼ in/6 mm thick. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and milk until smooth. Set aside. ½ cup/120 ml milk 2 In a deep sauté pan, warm the manteca over medium heat and swirl to coat 3 tbsp manteca de color (facing page) ¾ cup/105 g finely chopped yellow onion 1 tbsp amarillo chile paste, (facing page or store-bought) 1 tsp kosher or fine sea salt ½ tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper 30 ROOTS the pan bottom.

Sprinkle the beets evenly with a large pinch of salt and a small pinch of pepper. Wrap each beet tightly in the foil. Arrange the wrapped beets, not touching, on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the beets ... continued BEET 45 until tender, 1 to 1½ hours, depending on their size. The beets are done when a paring knife easily pierces to the center of each beet. ) Remove the pan from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. ) 3 When the beets are cool enough to handle, unwrap and remove from the foil.

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