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Nancy Harmon Jenkins

  • Tuscan Christmas fare

    Here’s my latest from Modern Salt, just in time for the holidays, with a fine Tuscan Christmas spice cake. To read the whole thing and find the recipe, please go to http://www.modernsalt.co.k/panpepato-christmas-cake-arezzo/ STORIES EAT…

  • Maple syrup season

    March 3rd, 2016. At some indefinable point toward the end of February, or early in March, you sense a shift in the light and even when the air remains cold, often bitterly…

  • Dreaming of syrup, making marmalade

    February 10, 2016. I stopped at Rankin’s, the hardware store, to get jam jars and saw they already have sugaring supplies on display—sap buckets, metal drip tubes, plastic piping, and such, just…

  • Eating Maine: Perfect Borscht

    Eating local is a fine idea. It gives you fresher food, it supports local farms and the local landscape, it is generally a feel-good way to fill your pantry shelves, and it…

  • Iconic Sicily

    In the New York Times this week there’s a recipe for pasta with sardines and wild fennel that is what Sicilians themselves claim as their most authentic dish–probably because it’s so darned…

  • A holiday for potatoes too

      Such a grand time of the year for feasting of all kinds, from latkes for Hanukkah, to controversial loved-and-hated Christmas pudding, to a traditional galette aux rois, or Three Kings cake for…

  • A Southern Dilemma

    I’m having a hard time putting together two versions of the same reality. In recent weeks I’ve been reading with great interest Isabel Wilkerson’s fine book, The Warmth of Other Suns, published…