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Public television host Chris Kimball says Summer Berry Pudding is one of his favorite summertime desserts. You can try a recipe for the pudding here.
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August 19, 2011 Chris Kimball, host of public television's America's Test Kitchen, shares recipes for his favorite summer desserts and the American culinary traditions that inspired them.
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The most traditional way to break the fast during Ramadan is with a date — as the prophet Muhammad used to do. Learn more about the tradition of eating dates during Ramadan, and check out Yvonne Maffei's Dates with Cream recipe.
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August 23, 2011 During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunup to sundown — so the nighttime meals have to be good. Food writer Yvonne Maffei offers some suggestions for observing Ramadan when it falls in August — which means long, hot days without food or water.
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July 27, 2011 It's hard to beat a plain slice of cool melon on a hot day. But old standbys like cantaloupe and honeydew are now joined by more exotic varieties in the markets, and their subtleties are worth exploring — in soups, salads and other creative dishes.
August 3, 2011 Tucked in their natural confines and simmering in their own briny juices, these delicate meats cook up quick and delicious on the direct heat of the grill. But you may have to eat quickly, too. You can make them in dozens, yet somehow they vanish off the plate as inexorably as the last evening tide.
July 13, 2011 Beat the heat (and the spaghetti-and-meatball doldrums) by pairing fun pasta shapes with fast, fresh sauces — hardly sauces at all, actually, but simple sautes of vegetables and herbs in olive oil.
June 15, 2011 The Swedish summer solstice celebration of midsommar essentially comes down to three things: friends, food and schnapps. An American homage includes traditional dishes, plus a twist on the strong drink Scandinavians toss back to toast the season.
July 4, 2011 All over the world, people have been grilling since they discovered fire, and immigrants to the United States brought their signature flavors with them. Hot dogs and burgers are joined by chorizo, kalbi, yakitori, kebab and more as we fire up the grill for Independence Day.
June 8, 2011 Sign up with a local farm for periodic samplings of vegetables and fruits, and sometimes eggs and dairy and more. You might not always recognize every item in the box of goodies you'll get, but they're almost certain to inspire. These recipes will help get you started.
Homemade sausage is a perfect treat for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the outdoor grilling season.
May 25, 2011 The traditional start of grilling season — Memorial Day weekend — offers an opportunity to impress cookout crowds with freshly made links or patties.
May 18, 2011 Bearing no relation to the stringy, bland canned version, fresh bamboo shoots invoke a spirit of gratitude in these savory recipes with Japanese roots. The young tips of the hardwood stalks — tender and aromatic, with a taste like artichoke, corn and hearts of palm — are a fleeting springtime crop.
June 5, 2011 This season's standouts praise America's culinary traditions from coast to coast — and everywhere in between. Authors of these plainspoken and charming cookbooks craft memorable recipes around just a few well-chosen flavors: meals for every day that are anything but.
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August 31, 2011 Most Americans are familiar with fried green tomatoes, where the under-ripe fruits are dredged in a flour or cornmeal coating and pan-fried to a delicious crisp. But a trove of other recipes, from pickles to pasta, make good use of the garden's detritus.
August 24, 2011 Black pepper, basil, balsamic vinegar — in ice cream? If typical frozen treats leave you feeling a bit pedestrian, food writer T. Susan Chang has some recommendations that may sweep you off your feet.
August 9, 2011 A nearly ubiquitous ingredient in American foods, corn turns up less often in India. But when it does, it's often fresh, hot and abundantly seasoned. Food writer Monica Bhide serves this American summer staple with a twist: spices from her native India.
July 20, 2011 The former Soviet Union once spanned an area nearly the size of North America, and the flavors of that empire remain rooted in regional cuisines. But it's not all stick-to-your-ribs fare like borscht and potatoes and dumplings. There's also a strong tradition of light meals that make the most of summer.
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June 3, 2011 From Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease by Rozanne Gold.
June 3, 2011 From Fresh & Fast Vegetarian: Recipes That Make a Meal by Marie Simmons.
June 3, 2011 From Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson.
June 3, 2011 From Heartland: The Cookbook by Judith Fertig.
June 3, 2011 From A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home by Martha Hall Foose.
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