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The Project: Naked ribs, dude food and more for the Memorial Day weekend

May 27, 2011 |  2:24 pm

Each Friday, we post a recipe from the L.A. Times' Test Kitchen that's perfect for weekend cooking. This week's pick will help you usher in summer: naked ribs. This recipe is an all-time favorite with readers and made our Top Test list in 2008. (And I swear I am not just saying that because the recipe was crafted by Times Food editor Russ Parsons for his California Cook column on the joys of grilling.)

In fact, I get so many requests for this recipe that I keep the link handy in my files for the guys -- and it's almost always a guy -- who writes to ask "You ran a rib recipe awhile back and I can't find my copy ... ."

It's Dude Food, people!

But we've got much more as we prepare to usher in the unofficial start of summer with this Memorial Day weekend: Here are 37 other recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen for chillin' and grillin' this holiday weekend and beyond. Enjoy.

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