April 30, 2008 The Shakers — a religious group that splintered from an English Quaker community in the 18th century — did sustainable way before sustainable was cool. They left behind recipes for simple, wholesome food prepared with exactness and imagination.
April 23, 2008 Food blogger Susan Russo's mother taught her how to eat a stuffed artichoke when she was 6. Once she tasted the soft, buttery artichoke flesh and moist, chewy bread filling, she was smitten. She demystifies the spiky vegetable with the tasty heart.
April 16, 2008 Move over gefilte fish and matzo-meal cakes. In the exotic, fragrant and flavorful cuisine of the Ashkenazic Jews of Aleppo, Bonny Wolf has found enticing options for her traditional Seder menu this Passover. She shares some of her favorites.
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April 9, 2008 A bunch of cauliflower florets — tossed lightly in olive oil and salt, and thrown into an oven — marked the start of a love affair for Nicole Spiridakis. She writes about why a life without the funny-looking crucifer is no life at all.
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April 2, 2008 As a penniless student in Paris, Alejandra Garcia discovered the allure of crepes — and she has never looked back. The thin pancakes are a foolproof entree or dessert. All you need to add is a little imagination.
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March 26, 2008 It almost seems perverse to take a fish, that wateriest of creatures, from its ocean home and subject it to the pummeling heat blast of a 450-degree oven. But it's a magical punishment, like that which turns coal into diamonds.
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March 19, 2008 For Italians, Easter means both religious and culinary celebration. And for Susan Russo, it means pies, both savory and sweet, made from recipes by her grandmother Nan: ricotta pie, rice pie and pizza chena.
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March 12, 2008 On a trip to Southeast Asia, Julie O'Hara made eating her top priority. To her, eating the food of a place is a priceless opportunity and real authenticity in travel often boils down to a bowl of incredible noodles from a street vendor.
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March 5, 2008 Many years ago, a recipe for Indian pudding introduced 9-year-old Kevin Weeks to the wonders of cornmeal. Mush — the collective term for dishes such as polenta, Indian pudding and grits — is a splendid way to enjoy ground corn.
February 27, 2008 The forsythia is blooming, and that, fishermen say, means just one thing: The shad are in the river — and at the market. Bonny Wolf loves the fish, but she's just wild about the roe. She shares her favorite ways to prepare the seasonal delicacy.
February 20, 2008 Why mess with the simplicity and inexpensiveness of Domino's? Because getting creative with unconventional ingredients means infinite ways to enjoy one of the world's most appealing foods. After all, it's just pizza. It's easy as pie.
February 13, 2008 The exotic fruit's diminutive size and impossibly cheerful orange color first caught food blogger Susan Russo's eye. But it was an explosive, tart taste that kept her coming back for more. She shares her favorite kumquat recipes.
February 6, 2008 Forget heavy, fruit-and-nut-filled offerings from the local co-op. Just in time for that sweetest time of year, Nicole Spiridakis offers hip vegan twists on tried-and-true dessert classics that match up to their traditional counterparts.
January 30, 2008 There's something truly satisfying about coming home on a winter's day and breathing in the savory scent of pork braised in wine — especially when it's ready to eat when you walk in the door. April Fulton rediscovers the beauty of the slow cooker.
January 23, 2008 Chocolate bread, neither bread nor chocolate, is in a class all its own. Make it when you have something to say, because the only response to a statement phrased in chocolate bread is to roll over and say "yes."
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