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Nancy Harmon Jenkins

  • A Reinforcing Salad for Winter

    I’ve been playing around this week with a rather wonderful salad traditionally served in Naples throughout the Christmas holidays—which, as you know, actually extend from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on…

  • Christmas Means Lobster

    I’m happy to hear that the French, who know a thing or two about gastronony, have adopted our Maine custom of lobster for Christmas. Along with oysters, caviar and other icons of…

  • Fish Tales

    This past weekend at a local forum I listened to a young, energetic chef speak about seafood. He advocated enthusiastically for our fisheries, talking about how we need to expand our seafood…

  • Olive Harvest 2017

    Reaching for that last little cluster of olives, high on a branch just visible against the low-lying autumn sun, feeling the ache in the neck, in the over-stretched arms, filling basket after…

  • Pumpkin pasta: Why not?

    Here’s a great seasonal recipe from The Four Seasons of Pasta, the book I wrote with my chef daughter Sara Jenkins: Pumpkin Pasta with Pumpkin Seeds, a fine dish to serve for Halloween…

  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    MY mother and father always joined forces, sometime in early autumn, to make these pickles, using produce from their own garden. They had a long wooden chopping bowl, the kind people called…

  • TOMATOES AT THE TURNING

    “The turning” is what a friend calls this in-between season—and that’s exactly what it feels like here on the northeastern coast of the United States, the “turning” of summer into fall. You…