# Redacted Recipes

### by Katie Dunn and Tracey Lin

We are presented with seven pages of recipes. In each recipe, the number of ingredients is equal to the number of redactions in the recipe steps. This implies that each redaction should be filled in with a different ingredient. After filling each redaction with the correct ingredient, each recipe can be read as a word transformation in the style of a cryptic crossword clue. Most ingredients can also be matched semantically by the clue, which can help with confirmation. The KALE and NAAN recipes are some of the easier recipes for the break-in, as they only have one ingredient.

On the first six pages of recipes, the last recipe's ingredients are also redacted. The number of ingredients redacted are equal to the number of non-redacted-ingredient recipes on each page. Thus, we infer that each non-redacted-ingredient recipe contributes one ingredient for the final recipe on each page. In turn, each of these final recipes contributes one ingredient to the final seventh-page recipe. Solving the final recipe yields the answer STARVED.

Below is a full list of recipe solutions:

 Step Explanation String 1. Take LARD, PECTIN, and RICE out of their bags. Take center letters of lARd, peCTin, and rICe. ARCTIC 2. Garnish with CHARD. Add CHARD. ARCTIC CHARD 3. Sift out the DUCK HEAD. Remove the first letter of Duck. ARCTIC CHAR 1. The HASH should be hot; wait for it to cool. The H(hot) of HASH becomes C(cold). CASH 2. Simmer off the MEDIUM-BODIED WINE; flip. Remove the middle letters of WinE to get WE. Reverse the letters. CASHEW 1. Pick a LEEK, say. LEEK homophone. LEAK 2. Mix well. Anagram. KALE 1. Harvest the CAROB seeds. Take the center letters of cAROb. ARO 2. Bake in a TURNOVER. Flip the letters. ORA 3. Fortify with POTASSIUM. Add K in the middle. OKRA 1. Take a half-full glass of PINA COLADA. Take half of PINAColada. PINAC 2. SANDWICH in the ends of a SANDWICH. Put the above inside SandwicH’s first and last letters. SPINACH 1. Remove the burnt part of ARCTIC CHAR. Remove CHAR. ARCTIC 2. Add the leaves of SPINACH, OKRA and KALE. Add the first and last letters of SpinacH, OkrA, and KalE. ARCTICSHOAKE 3. Remove half of the ground CASHEW. Remove half the letters of CAShew. ARTICHOKE

 Step Explanation String 1. Drain out the IODINE from the OIL. Remove the I from the OIL. OL 2. Don’t forget the ENDIVE! End in IVE. OLIVE 1. Use almost all of the RICOTTA you have. Remove the last letter of RICOTTa. RICOTT 2. After using 100 pieces of ROMANO CHEESE, wait a second? After the C (100 in Roman numerals), add an S (second). RICSOTT 3. Remove the HEAD CHEESE. Remove the first letter of Cheese. RISOTT 4. Finish with some ORANGE ZEST. Add the first letter of Orange. RISOTTO 1. Begin with an OLIVE. Set aside. Add OLIVE. OLIVE 2. Allow the RISOTTO to drain out completely. Remove all middle letters of RisottO. OLIVERO 3. Filter out two ounces without sleeping. Remove Oz twice (ounce without z’s). LIVER

 Step Explanation String 1. Combine BEEF with CRABS. Add them together. BEEFCRABS 2. Replace the IMITATION CRAB with REAL CRAB!?! Replace FCRABS (false crabs) with TCRABS (true crabs). BEETCRABS 3. Remove all SHELLFISH allergens. Remove the CRABS. BEET 1. Mince the MEAT GLUE with the TUBER root. Anagram MEAT GLUE with the last letter of tubeR. MEATGRUEL 2. Trim the tops of MACARON, EDAMAME, ARUGULA, and TARRAGON. Remove the first letters of the four foods, MEAT. GRUEL 1. Dehydrate the WATERMELON. Remove water. MELON 2. Add SPLENDA and BITTERMELON. Remove bitter, add another MELON. MELON MELON 3. Let thaw with the WINTERMELON. Remove winter, add another MELON. MELON MELON MELON 4. Blend the ingredients together – note this makes three portions. Anagram and divide by three. LEMON 1. Mix together BEET food coloring and LEMON food coloring. Mix red food coloring with yellow food coloring to make ORANGE food coloring. ORANGE 2. Stripe the GRUEL. Alternate letters of gRuEl. RE 3. Frost with two drops of food coloring. Add the first letter of Orange twice. OREO

 Step Explanation String 1. Grind the NABEMONO. Anagram NABEMONO. BEANMOON 2. Remove a halved MOONCAKE. Remove MOONcake. BEAN 3. Garnish with the essence of MSG. Add the middle letter of mSg. BEANS 1. Blend TOFFEE and ORGANS well; pull out and set aside the sour cream with meat you produced. Anagram TOFFEE and ORGANS, split into STROGANOFF and the rest. STROGANOFF EE 2. Stuff the remainder into a BAY LEAF casing. Put the EE into the first and last letters of Bay leaF. STROGANOFF BEEF 3. Turning your attention to the meat and sour cream, garnish with an ANCHOVY head. Add the first letter of Anchovy to STROGANOFF. ASTROGANOFF BEEF 4. Filter off striped GRAINS. Then stir twice counterclockwise. Make sure to eat this part first! Remove OFF and alternating letters of GrAiNs from ASTROGANOFF to get ASTRO. Then rotate ASTRO twice. ROAST BEEF 1. Use the pits of RAISIN and COFFEE. Take the middle letters of raISin and coFFee. ISFF 2. Infuse with the essence of GUACAMOLE Insert the middle letter of guacAmole in the middle. ISAFF 3. Add IRON Add the word IRON. ISAFFIRON 4. Remove the EYES. Remove all I’s. SAFFRON 1. Replace the top of the MUFFIN with the meat of the OYSTER. Replace the first letter of mUFFIN with the middle letters of oySTer. STUFFIN 2. Ice with FROSTING. Add FROSTING. STUFFINFROSTING 3. Warm to room temperature Remove FROST. STUFFINING 4. Remove the RIND with the RIND removed. Remove the middle letters of rINd. STUFFING 1. Sever the feet of ROAST BEEF. Remove the last letters of ROASt BEEf ROASBEE 2. Pull out the STUFFING. Remove the middle letter of ROAsBEE ROABEE 3. Garnish with SAFFRON petals. Append the first and last letters of SaffroN ROABEESN 4. Squeeze out the mashed BEANS. Remove the letters of BEANS. ROE