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A Traditional Cup of Tea, on Ice

When I think of “iced tea” what usually comes to mind is something fruit flavored, like “mango passion,” or a glass of Southern sweet tea, or maybe an iced chai latte from somewhere like Starbucks, but last summer I had my tea world turned upside down with a sip of one of Ippodo’s remarkable high 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