Category Archives: regional

Osteria

They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman’s octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach. Luigi … Continue reading

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The Vermont non-GMO Cookbook

No Vermont town ever let anybody in it starve. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Everyone seems to have a food thing these days–vegan, gluten-free, paleo. And while it might be easy to dismiss GMO as another thing you don’t have time to … Continue reading

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Historical Notes on Montgomery County, Maryland Foodways

I’ve been working on a project that has given me the great privilege and pleasure of researching in the Library of Congress, and I’ve found some interesting food stories about the community where I live. Food is ephemeral–seasonal and meant … Continue reading

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I Heart Rome, Recipes and Stories from the Eternal City

If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant? Martin Scorsese Well, maybe your mother’s not Roman, and in that case you’ll want this book for both its classic recipes like Saltimbocca and Tiramisu and for … Continue reading

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It’s Indian Pudding Season, Motherf***ers

McSweeneys and Colin Nissan, please don’t sue me. Ok, there’s no need to get aggressive, but I continue to believe that this dessert has not gotten its due. And while we mark Thanksgiving with a huge basin of this mess, … Continue reading

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The Farmhouse Chef

How luscious lies the pea within the pod.   Emily Dickenson In her book’s introduction, Jamie DeMent writes with mild amazement about the fragile anomaly of today’s family farm–that seems to be an agritainment economy. The New York Times writes … Continue reading

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Farm to Fork in Montgomery County

We’re dining this weekend from Farm to Fork with the Montgomery Countryside Alliance–celebrating and savoring the full and delicious menu of food produced on the 93,000 acres of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve–a deeply diverse and beautiful place created in a … Continue reading

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