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2009-10-02 13:23
These onions, still in the soil at Potrero Nuevo Farm, are being tricked into storage mode.  Due to growing conditions and the cool weather in Half Moon Bay, onions need to be coerced i… Read More
2009-09-21 17:38
Oregon is overrun with berries, which is similar to how I imagine paradise.  Blackberry vines line the rivers and roads, the glistening little fruits calling out to be picked as you pa… Read More
2009-09-13 02:26
 Dear Readers, I have much to share with you.  This summer has been a whirlwind.  To begin, Boston was saturated with six straight weeks of rain in June and July.  When… Read More
2009-08-22 03:01
This summer has been a collection of trips, many involving eating out of gardens and nearby waterways.  A fourth of July trip down south involved flounder fishing in the Assateague Chan… Read More
2009-08-21 06:24
Cold sandwiches are a great way to satisfy hunger on hot summer nights.  These were made for an evening garden party in the city.  Stacked inside is a combination of spicy ingredie… Read More
2009-08-21 06:24
Cold sandwiches are a great way to satisfy hunger on hot summer nights.  These were made for an evening garden party in the city.  Stacked inside is a combination of spicy ingredie… Read More
2009-06-02 15:52
Making pate brisee is not a chore in my kitchen; It is pure satisfaction.  The attraction for me is its versatility and the frisage, a final smear of fat and flour together with the pal… Read More
2009-05-12 12:37
I bought this IE-DE-CHEF brand chicken roaster on a whim.  The biggest draw for me, besides the $5 price tag, was the thought of crispy skin on the underside of the bird as well as the… Read More
2009-04-30 03:04
I recently became a fan of dried chick peas, trading in years  of convenience found in their canned counterpart.  Then I heard a cooking interview with Jose Andres on NPR.  Th… Read More
2009-03-22 23:22
  Out of sheer desire to avoid root vegetables in March, I came up with a variation on my favorite summer tomato cobbler.  The use of canned and sun dried tomatoes makes this dish… Read More
2008-08-31 01:54
On summer vacation, netting is my life.  The stunning blue crab population in the Chesapeake is once again healthy.  Luring dozens of crabs aboard a wooden boat was almost a cardio… Read More
2008-06-23 20:25
From Boston to Santa Cruz, we searched out the truest foods in America on a twenty-day drive.Our best meals out were encouraged by people we met along the way.  Coop’s in New Or… Read More
2008-03-26 03:09
  On a recent trip to Alaska, our cousin Eddie visited  the number one fishing port in the nation during Surimi, Pollock and Pacific Grey Cod season.  He reports that the fres… Read More
2008-02-08 23:41
"Culture evolves when there's enough food available that people can chew their meals slowly and ruminate on what life means."  Amen, Andy Griffin. Until there's enough real food availa… Read More
2008-01-08 13:25
Spannocchia stars pictured clockwise: a Cinta Senese piglet, Michel the beekeeper, salami curing in the temperature and humidity controlled salumi locker. Not since I interviewed with bon… Read More
2007-12-10 16:40
Some might say, there’s no place like ROME for the holidays. In no particular order, my top food memories from the last few days... pancetta al’ aceto. warm bacon slabs flooded… Read More
2007-12-07 16:46
Pictured left, chestnuts hiding in their spiked cupule. My last WWOOF stay at a Livorno forest garden sounded like a fairytale from the description. It was, indeed – a wild space w… Read More
2007-11-24 18:57
My mother’s prized pecan pie, pictured left, is just one of the tastes I look forward to at Thanksgiving.  For me, this holiday is more than a meal.  The Yates family heads… Read More
2007-11-21 17:45
Pictured left, Spannocchia’s own Cinta Senese spalla, prized for its exceptional marbling and rich flavor from an acorn diet.  Thanksgiving is THE family tradition I most look… Read More
2007-10-31 20:35
Handmade chocolate truffles and pumpkin sugar cookies are usually frowned upon by trick-or-treaters.  Kids can only take commercial candy that comes safely sealed, and for good reason… Read More

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