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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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A Taste of What’s to Come: Book 2 and a Roasted Cherry Salad

Roasted Cherries

As some of you know, I am working on Book 2–a culinary scrapbook with recipes, snapshots, poems, and more. And the deadline to hand over the manuscript is…September 1–that’s just a few weeks away and I still have lots of recipe testing (and writing) and tasting. (NOTE: If you are my editor or agent reading ...

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Bob’s Red Mill Triple Threat Giveaway

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  If you are a member of the I ‘heart’ Bob Moore and Bob’s Red Mill Products Club, then this giveaway is for you.  Fill in the information below and you’ll be entered to win A Bob’s Red Mill Set that includes the new book, a 12-ounce bag of Honey Oat Granola, and a 20-ounce bag ...

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Beauty and The Beast

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Such an intense day here in Seattle. Such remarkable people at this BlogHer Food conference. Lisa Stone, an extraordinary, generous and strong woman. The personal stories of so many–writers from Sydney and Birmingham to Durham and Toronto. Stories that haunt me. The lost and found. Hope. And overcoming illness and doubt, and finding strength. It’s late/early ...

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New Orleans Food and Wine: Part I of III

Charlie's Seafood

I’ve been in New Orleans for a week doing what I love–eating and drinking, sharing, sipping and toasting. But before you get too jealous, just know that I am experiencing a hint of a crise de foie–leave it to the French to create a name for “liver crisis,” an entirely self-induced malady. However, I do ...

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Spring Peas, Shoots, and Leaves

Short rib dumpings with shallots and scallions

As much as I love long-simmered stews, bowls of polenta with lots of butter and cheese, I’m always happy to forgo (temporarily) daube Provençale or cassoulet for the color, flavor, and crunch of these moments before summer. Photos below are some shots of spring I’ve taken over the past year or so: 1) Pea “chutes” from the ...

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No-Cook Freezer Jam Recipes

Blackberry Lavender Freezer Jam photo by Thomas Macdonald

One of my favorite cooks and eating partners, Sara Foster, has once again shared some brilliant recipes. This time she offers us ways to capture the sweetness of summer without overcooking. According to Sara, in this Organic Gardeningarticle, freezer jams are “another, easier way to get that sunny flavor in the middle of winter… ...

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New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival: First Bites

Brown Jambalaya with chicken and andouille

Here are some first bites from the 2012 Jazz and Heritage Festival in my hometown of New Orleans. I always start with these tastes of home: Brown Jambalaya made by Catering Unlimited; Fried Softshell Crab Po-Boy by Galley Seafood Restaurant; Cochon de Lait Po-Boy by Love at First Bite, and (not pictured) Pheasant, Quail, and ...

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Savoring Puerto Rico: Words and Images

Puerto Rico Slideshow from kim sunee on Vimeo. Some quick fast notes from Puerto Rico: Faded cerulean blue cobblestones Rice and Peas Powder sugar-dusted mallorca and papaya milkshake La Bombonera Jesus from Lares Old man in the doorway Yellow blossoms, achiote Rice and Peas El Yunque, Arabica Oceanside salsa and piña colada Prince, J. Lo, Ricky Martin La ruta del lechon El Morro, San Cristobal Crunchy caramel-colored cuarito Alcapurria, Morcilla, guyabano Saborea! Puerto ...

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Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

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I don’t know why I was compelled to make marshmallows, especially since I’m not a huge fan of them, but I like a culinary challenge. And I was tweeting with Ray Isle of Food and Wine Magazine about what to do with my bottles of Vin Jaune and vin de paille from the Jura region ...

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The Tuscan Sun Cookbook by Frances Mayes

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The gorgeous and lovingly crafted cookbook by Frances and Ed Mayes is finally here. I was very fortunate to spend some time with Frances and Ed and the talented photographer, Steven Rothfeld, as we cooked and photographed recipes for THE TUSCAN SUN COOKBOOK. This collection of recipes is a love letter to the people and food and ...

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Maui Dreaming

Big Beach, Maui

I’ve escaped the mid-winter snowfalls and landed right here, on Maui’s Big Beach, for just a few days. My friend, Angela, calls to remind me that when she left Maui she cried for days. As I sit staring at the ocean with its swells and gigantic turtles, drinking guava juice, eating fresh papaya with lime, slices ...

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