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A Green Book and a Stowe Chef

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Ever wish you had staff? Maybe you have staff — I don’t. I had dinner at a friend’s... Read More »

A Kitchen Story and Oysters

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I have a crush on Bill Buford. For those of you who don’t know his work, he is... Read More »

A Tart and a Riot

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First, on the matter of last week’s ricotta tart, I did make it and the reviews were mixed.... Read More »

A Taste of Positano

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Oh, the weather. It’s that time of year in New England when, you know, you could stick a... Read More »

A Toothy Tale From Nantucket

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I started my week off in the dentist’s chair — not the best way to begin. I really... Read More »

A Week in the Life of the Food Editor

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Racking up the miles and the calories is part and parcel of this job, and I confess: I... Read More »

Best Places in Nantucket

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Just back from some R&R on my favorite island, Nantucket. I’ve been going since I was a kid.... Read More »

Bratwursts

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This is an approximation of a recipe for bratwurst that my dear friend Dr. B made for his... Read More »

Bread is Up, Lobster is Down

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A few weeks ago I was honored to be a judge at Mass NARAL’s annual “Chocolate Madness” event,... Read More »

Chicken Waldorf Salad

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Yesterday it felt like summer, today it’s back to early spring. My appetite goes all over the map... Read More »

Cider: The Other White Wine

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One of the upsides to our recent trip to Montreal was the chance to stock up on some... Read More »

Cookbooks: Cheese to Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a good cookbook? You like to read about food, I assume you like to cook,... Read More »

Cooking with the Family

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I spent the weekend with my nephew and nieces, six-year-old James being the eldest, followed by Kiley at... Read More »

Dinner at the Farm

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Last night we had our usual Wednesday-night dinner at the farm. This is the best time of year,... Read More »

Dinner with Guy and Mary Ann Esposito

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I spent last Friday with Mary Ann and Guy Esposito. They are just loverly people. You probably know... Read More »

Dinner with my Gal Pals

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Last week, I rushed down the mountain — after dropping more than $100 at my new favorite yarn... Read More »

Easter Sweets

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We have a holiday-intensive life, celebrating Passover at home and with my husband’s family, and Easter with my... Read More »

Enjoying the Bounty of CSAs

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We’re big on CSAs here at Yankee headquarters, and of course right now the good earth is still... Read More »

Fiddleheads, Ramps, and Pesto

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Those wonderful harbingers of spring are popping up in gardens and markets, and I’m doing my best to... Read More »

Food and Lyrics

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We all screw up song lyrics — some of us more than others. That, and a terrible singing... Read More »

Food for Football and Friends

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As much as the weekend was about football, for me it was a weekend of eating and drinking.... Read More »

Fresh Basil Dip for Friends

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I have written about my friend Maria Elena before—in a previous blog she graciously shared her recipe for... Read More »

From Butter to Wine

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My friend Rebecca left a voice mail this week asking how long eggs and butter can stay out... Read More »

Gourmet Getaway

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Last Saturday, my husband and I dropped our son off at my sister’s house in Lake George, NY... Read More »

Grandma Mary’s Apple Crisp

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My grandma Mary made this buttery, cinnamon-scented crisp every fall, and to me, it’s the flavor of home.... Read More »

Grilling on the TODAY show

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It’s a good thing I like to travel; I live part-time in Boston and part-time in New Hampshire.... Read More »

Hair Lessons

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When I was in college, musician Billy Ray Cyrus was popular as a one-hit wonder for his horrid... Read More »