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7.23.12 Sunday to Sunday

A kitchen garden has a rhythm of its own, and this is the time of year when the garden needs to be picked daily. And the more you pick, the more the plants will produce. Here’s a week’s worth of … Continue reading

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Eggplant and okra

Here on the Seacoast, we enjoy a vibrant network of local farmers’ markets all year long, and most of what we don’t grow ourselves is usually sourced from them. A recent visit to the Portsmouth one yielded an irresistible array of vegetables … Continue reading

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Pasta alla Norma

I’ve been thinking a lot about passata di pomodoro lately. As it turns out, the Principe Borghese are particularly well suited for making this. For a home cook, this simple, unadorned puree of tomatoes is like having money in the … Continue reading

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Puntarelle alla Romana

The word amaro, sometimes mistaken for amore or “love,” instead translates as “bitter.” It can be said that both are essential in Italian cooking, but there is a certain bitter flavor I most often miss. With the arrival of fall, I … Continue reading

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