THE SUNDAY COLUMN -
What's Up, Doc? Carrot Tart!

28 September 2014 | So I bought this cool tart pan in June, thinking ahead to the dessert I'd just discovered that was perfect for peach season. And for Labor Day weekend, we enjoyed Ginger Peach Betty, an almost-pie that was the perfect platform for the ideally ripened fruit. What next for my tart dish? How about carrots?... [more]

THE SUNDAY COLUMN -
We Saw the Pigs; Ate Their 'Brethren'

21 September 2014 | She paused just a second after she said it, wondering if she'd dented our appetites by reminding us that sausage does, indeed, come from once living animals. But Abra continued, introducing us to the farm dinner we could absolutely hardly wait to begin eating. Bare Knuckle Farm has become one of the blessed places in the land we love. .. [more]

THE SUNDAY COLUMN -
Don't Be Qualmy: Edamame

7 September 2014 | Edamame? Not my mommy. OK, done. The point is that even though the podded bean has been trendy for a while - others know this better than I - some (like Mom) are resistant to try it. And some, like me, enjoy eating when it happens but don't yet see it as a staple. Only when forced by a recipe. Here's one that, I swear, will make the cook proud and the eaters delighted... [more]

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Drool Much? Try This Stout Steak

31 August 2014 | He said it was the best meal he'd ever eaten. Great praise, considering the 90,000-plus meals he's consumed in eight decades of life. Except he's a guy known to have perfected the art of the overblown compliment. You look fantastic! Yet we accept his It's been a pleasure! because Unc is one of those people who makes you feel good just being around them. But I had to agree... [more]

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