[May] Kitchen Gardens

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[May] Kitchen Gardens

Ask experts in the field to describe the ideal kitchen garden, and you won’t get two answers alike. As with any gardening project, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the tastes, both aesthetic and culinary, of the individual. A few common threads emerge, however. The kitchen garden is often a combination of
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Flavor of the Month

[May] Kitchen Gardens [May] Kitchen Gardens

Ask experts in the field to describe the ideal kitchen garden, and you won’t get two answers alike. As with any gardening project, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the tastes, both aesthetic and culinary, of the individual. A few common threads emerge, however. The kitchen garden is often a combination of
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[April] Sign Up for CSAs [April] Sign Up for CSAs

Sign Up for CSAs “She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young It’s April, and the weather is certainly getting better. Sure, we have to contend with the infamous April showers, but they bring a lot more than May
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[February] Chocolate [February] Chocolate

No other food arouses such passion or possesses such mystique as chocolate. It is surrounded by romance and legend, and has been the luxurious indulgence of royalty, a form of currency, and a rumored aphrodisiac. There are connoisseurs who continue to search for the ultimate chocolate experience much as knights quested for the Holy Grail—
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From the Magazine

A French Favorite meets Classic New England A French Favorite meets Classic New England

Now’s the perfect time to feast on one of Julia Child’s Greatest Hits By Mark R. Vogel  |  Photograph by Glenn Scott  |  Recipe preparation and styling by Catrine Kelty Article reprinted with permission from www.foodreference.com. Lobster a l’Américaine, or for its full French name, Homard a l’Américaine, is a lobster dish of dubious origin. It
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Local + Sustainable

[June] Strawberries [June] Strawberries

VARIETIES The Northeast (zones 3-7 in a seed catalog) plays host to an incredible variety of strawberries. The most well-known varieties fall into larger categories called June Bearers, Ever Bearers, and Day-Neutral. Popular June Bearers like “All Star” and ”Red Chief” are likely to show up later in June, with other, hardier varieties showing up
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In the Glass

From Juniper to James Bond: A Gin Primer From Juniper to James Bond: A Gin Primer

Personal Disclaimer: I feel a debt of gratitude to gin. The early 1980s were the tail end of the Three-Martini Lunch, but the book publishing industry, like the advertising industry, was still fully involved in a romance with gin (do you watch Mad Men?). I was working at a New York book publishing house and
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Chefs + Restaurants

Interview: Jasper White Interview: Jasper White

Jasper White was one of the hottest chefs in America in the 1980s, making Jasper’s, the eponymous restaurant in Boston’s North End, the go-to place for foodies. In 1995, he abruptly closed the restaurant, taking time off to write, consult, and ponder what to do next. During that time, he became intrigued with the idea
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