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Voltaggio brings readers 'Home' with folksy and rich cuisine

Voltaggio brings readers 'Home' with folksy and rich cuisine

When chef Bryan Voltaggio was setting up photos for his latest cookbook, "Home," his young son, Thacher, climbed on a chair and began braising potatoes — in Coca Cola. Voltaggio, the force behind nine restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, encouraged Thacher, who was 6 at the time, to write down his recipe. A photo of the list of ingredients — "6 potatoes or more, ethr sise"— scrawled on three green sticky notes appears on one of the last pages of Voltaggio's cookbook. It's a fittingly folksy touch to end the book, Voltaggio's paean to food that is meant to be cooked for — and eaten by — family and friends. ...

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