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Nancy Harmon Jenkins

  • 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…

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    October Tour!

    Upcoming events celebrating The Four Seasons of Pasta and reveling in the ongoing goodness of all things Italian and Mediterranean: Saturday, October 3rd: Sara and Nancy will be on stage at Let’s…

  • Guitar Pasta

    This is a chitarra (pronounced kee-TARR-ah) and if you think the name sounds like guitar, you are right. The instrument looks like a guitar too, which is probably why it has that…

  • A Bird for an Autumn Feast

      Comes now autumn and typically, here on the coast of Maine, it comes suddenly, with just a slight shift in the light as warning. You wake one morning to a more…

  • On the importance of a good knead

    Most modern olive oil producers, no matter where they are in the world, emphasize the importance of a singular process for the production of high-quality oil. That process is best translated as…