All Posts By

Nancy Harmon Jenkins

  • 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…

  • cover-the-four-seasons-of-pasta

    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…