Archive • October 2012

At Table with Lee Herrick: gratitude, adoption, bibimbap, and Jimi Hendrix

At Table with Lee Herrick: gratitude, adoption, bibimbap, and Jimi Hendrix

“In my world, poetry is how I often process the difficult and distill the beautiful.” –Lee Herrick   Poet Lee Herrick has graced us with a second collection of poems.  You might remember Lee from the KBS documentary of my return to South Korea; we were a Korean Hansel and Gretel, retracing our steps to find someone who ...

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Three Poems by Lee Herrick

Three Poems by Lee Herrick

Here are three poems from Lee Herrick’s Gardening Secrets of the Dead.  He was kind enough to share these poems and some thoughts on his dream dinner, what’s on his playlist, and what poetry means to him. Of Lee’s new book, poet Brian Turner writes: “Lee Herrick’s Gardening Secrets of the Dead is a lyric exploration ...

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A Taste of Panama: Behind the Scenes at Panama Gastronomica

Santiago Peralta and Maricel Presilla
Photo by Mary Luz Mejia

Panama Rising: Discovering the Bounty of Panama By   Mary Luz Mejia   Few things enthrall me as much as the opportunity to dig deeper into the Latin American “plate.” As a Colombian-born, Canadian-raised food writer, it’s where my heart and soul feels most sated. It’s the food of the Caribbean coast, the Andes, the plateaus and forests with ...

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Tasting Notes from Gastronomika, San Sebastián

Tasting Notes from Gastronomika, San Sebastián

  GASTRONOMIKA by Marti Buckley Kilpatrick   Reporting live from one of the world’s most important culinary conferences in San Sebastián is a tough job.  In the city with the most Michelin-stars per capita, there is a concentration of culinary talent that is impressive even without inviting the rest of the world’s kitchen elite.  Let’s just say if a bomb ...

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Stars in My Bottle: Making Crabapple Limoncello

Stars in My Bottle: Making Crabapple Limoncello

My friend, Jennifer, has been making crabapple cakes galore. Jen also tried adding finely diced crabapples to vinegar (below left) and Vodka (right) and but one quickly turned a murky Bayou color and the other more like pickled ginger; she concluded that they need acid. Since I am in full recipe testing mode and in the ...

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Crabapples: Sweet and Sour Wonders

Crabapples: Sweet and Sour Wonders

Crabapples: Sweet and Sour Wonders by Jennifer McGovern, R.D.   I feel like I’ve died and gone to crabapple heaven. Everywhere I turn in my home, I bump into boxes of these tart, crimson beauties.  I’ve been picking them almost daily; luckily I have friends with trees so large and no desire to pick them.  Crabapples are one of ...

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Never enough poetry, or happiness for that matter

Never enough poetry, or happiness for that matter

  A friend of mine is at Harvard on a Nieman Fellowship and just texted this morning that he is on a field trip, en route to New Hampshire to visit with the great poet, Donald Hall. And all he can think about “is reading poetry.” I like being reminded mid-morning that we don’t read enough ...

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The Loaf: A Pop-Up Bakery in Spain

The Loaf: A Pop-Up Bakery in Spain

Photo Courtesy The Loaf   The Summer of Bread by Marti Buckley Kilpatrick   It’s almost nine o’clock in the morning, and the yeasty smell of bread baking floats out over the river Urumea, which cuts through the center of San Sebastián, Spain. It’s not an atypical European panorama–baguettes tucked under arms and the smell of a bakery around ...

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