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Gratin is the New Mac and Cheese

Now that daylight savings time has come to a close, and the curtain of night falls on the Northeast at about 4:30 in the afternoon, we can no longer deny the impending onslaught of winter. Sandals and shorts must be tucked under the bed until next year; out come the fleece leggings and snow boots. Continue Reading »

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Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce

It’s the heart of tomato season and pantries everywhere, no less my own, are overflowing with incredibly ripe tomatoes of every size, shape, and variety. If you’re at all like me, the sheer number of options and possible uses is enough to make you go a little bit crazy. While that’s certainly a good problem Continue Reading »

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Beat the Heat with Iced Chai

The hot and sunny days of midsummer are finally here! And after drinking hot chai all winter, I can’t get enough of it brewed on ice.

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A Fine Slice of Heaven: Truffled Pommes Anna

The first truffles of the season passed through my hands just days ago, and I could not resist. These redolent fungi captivate me and I needed my own magnificent mushroom to play with!

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Savoring Italian Vermouth: Vergano and the House of Cocchi

Today, I wanted to talk about two of my favorite Italian vermouths: a classic dark vermouth from the House of Cocchi, one of the original Torino vermouth makers; and the other, a limited production white vermouth from chemist-turned-vermouth producer Mauro Vergano.

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A Sweet Summer Salad with Arrowhead Cabbage

Right now, we have in beautiful Arrowhead cabbage from Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA – and, the other night, I took the opportunity to use one for a wonderful, sweet and crunchy salad