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  • A Reinforcing Salad for Winter

    I’ve been playing around this week with a rather wonderful salad traditionally served in Naples throughout the Christmas holidays—which, as you know, actually extend from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on…

  • Christmas Means Lobster

    I’m happy to hear that the French, who know a thing or two about gastronony, have adopted our Maine custom of lobster for Christmas. Along with oysters, caviar and other icons of…

  • Pumpkin pasta: Why not?

    Here’s a great seasonal recipe from The Four Seasons of Pasta, the book I wrote with my chef daughter Sara Jenkins: Pumpkin Pasta with Pumpkin Seeds, a fine dish to serve for Halloween…

  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    MY mother and father always joined forces, sometime in early autumn, to make these pickles, using produce from their own garden. They had a long wooden chopping bowl, the kind people called…

  • TOMATOES AT THE TURNING

    “The turning” is what a friend calls this in-between season—and that’s exactly what it feels like here on the northeastern coast of the United States, the “turning” of summer into fall. You…

  • Maple Date-Nut Bars

    The bars began to disappear almost as soon as they were cool enough to cut but I managed to rescue just a few for a photo op. If you can get maple sugar,…

  • Maple Syrup time

    It’s tempting to think of maple syrup as a winter treat, something to sweeten breakfast on chilly mornings, atop a bowl of steaming oatmeal or flowing in profusion over a stack of buttermilk…

  • 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…