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Nancy Harmon Jenkins

  • Strawberries (Again?!?)

    Yes, they come back every year, some years more prolifically than others. This has been an especially bountiful year here in Maine where I’m settled right now.…

  • Grappa 101

    I confess I have not always loved grappa, the Italian after-dinner (or early morning—see below) spirit that has been both lauded and disdained. (No one, it seems,…

  • Food Writing On Schedule

    I’m delighted to report that the food writing workshop I’ve planned at Maine Media Workshops, “The Craft of Writing Food,” is officially a go. At this point…

  • Lentils & Green Olives

    I just love these tiny lentils from the Abruzzi—the colors remind me of the beach-stone paintings of my painter friend Alan Magee. Or of the roof tiles…

  • Writing Food/Food Writing:

    It’s not just restaurant reviews and recipes, it’s not just how to cook–no, writing about food encompasses much, much more, from personal profiles to memoir to long-form…

  • A Killer in the Kitchen

    I lived in Cyprus off and on in the early ‘70s before the Turkish invasion that split the island into two irreconcilable political entities, one Turkish, one Greek. Our village, on the…