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healthy diet

  • Cool: Summer minestrone

    Last week I talked about il battuto, that savory combination of minced pork and aromatic vegetables that is the basis of so many great Italian dishes. These…

  • Lentils & Green Olives

    I just love these tiny lentils from the Abruzzi—the colors remind me of the beach-stone paintings of my painter friend Alan Magee. Or of the roof tiles…

  • A Killer in the Kitchen

    I lived in Cyprus off and on in the early ‘70s before the Turkish invasion that split the island into two irreconcilable political entities, one Turkish, one Greek. Our village, on the…

  • Ode to the Egg

    It’s the simplest, most basic of foods, the one cooks turn to when there’s nothing to eat in the house—because there’s almost always an egg or two in the pantry, ready to…

  • Snowy Day Soup

    What to do in a February blizzard on the coast of Maine? Snow day: No school, downtown shops all closed, and the snow falls so hard and fast that I can’t…

  • 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…

  • Fish Tales

    This past weekend at a local forum I listened to a young, energetic chef speak about seafood. He advocated enthusiastically for our fisheries, talking about how we…

  • 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…