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Guest Post: On Corned Beef

This is a guest post from writer, father, and home cook Herb Durgin. Corned beef is to St. Patrick’s Day what turkey is to Thanksgiving, or at least what a pillowcase full of candy is to Halloween. Few things speak more to traditional holiday cuisine than that quintessential brisket, boiled—well, simmered—with cabbage and potatoes, carrots […]

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Travel By Taste

Everyone needs friends who like to travel. Everyone. Especially if you’re like me and always have a bad case of wanderlust. It’s hard to believe that I only just got my passport a year or so ago. And a bigger shame that I used it for the first (and only!) time about six months ago. […]

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Does Meat on a Stick Taste Better?

If you put pretty much anything on a stick that infinitely increases its awesome, yes? And even if the answer is no, summer time = grilling time, so putting food on a stick and that stick onto the grill can’t be a recipe for total disaster… I’m not always creative in the kitchen. There. I […]

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I’m Not Julia Child, But Who Is?

In Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child writes, “As is the case with most famous dishes, there are more ways than one to arrive at a good bouef bourguigon.” I’ve never actually cooked any of Julia’s famous recipes nor do I own any of her famous cookbooks (though Christmas is coming up *wink*wink*) […]

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A Recipe From Dad

I grew up surrounded by food. Both of my parents are really good cooks who enjoy cooking. Neither one of them is a gourmet (but then, neither am I) but they taught me the importance of food. Growing up I learned that food was a source of community and one of the best ways to […]

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