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  • An Elusive Treasure Becomes Rarer Still

    Adapted from and article published in The New York Times: October 31, 2007 CORTONA, Italy There are never enough white truffles. Their rarity and their seductive, earthy aroma help drive epicures wild.…

  • THE WAY WE EAT; On Blueberry Hill

    THE WAY WE EAT; On Blueberry Hill Adapted from an article published in The New York Times: August 17, 2008 Up on the mountain behind my house, the wild blueberries are ripe…

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    Winter Joy: Limoncello

    Adapted from Article published in Zester Daily http://www.zesterdaily.com/drinking/401-winter-joy-limoncello February is far and away the dreariest month of the year in Italy. Yes, for incurable optimists, there’s a faint promise of spring in…

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    In Praise of Spiders

    Adapted from Article published in Zester Daily http://www.zesterdaily.com/cooking/447-in-praise-of-spiders There was a black iron skillet in my mother’s kitchen that she always called the spider. “Fetch me down that black iron spider,” she…

  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins Shrimp Ceviche

    The Shrimp Have Landed

    Adapted from Article published in Zester Daily http://www.zesterdaily.com/cooking/379-maine-shrimp-in-season Maine fishermen are hauling in tons of the sweet, small Northeastern favorites. It’s shrimp season in Maine. In these coldest days of winter, small,…