Best Food Reading for 12/15/2015

Mrs. Mackinnon’s Christmas Fruitcake recipe | Epicurious.com “The cake takes its name from the wife of Jack Turner’s former headmaster, but the recipe is reportedly an ancient Scottish one. Aluminum foil stands in for the traditional newspaper.” tags: f christmas fruit cake Spiced Cranberry Bundt Cake recipe | Epicurious.com tags:…

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Best Food Reading for 09/25/2015

Fettuccine with Shiitakes and Asparagus Recipe | Epicurious.com “For this seasonal (and vegetarian) twist on carbonara, stir the yolk into your portion while the pasta is still steaming hot.” tags: f asparagus Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Recipe | Epicurious.com “For perfect gnocchi, don’t work the dough too…

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Best Food Reading for 08/25/2015

Inside the Maple Syrup Beat: Reporter’s Notebook – The New York Times “Until I wrote about a very unusual robbery three years ago, I really did not know much about the industry that produces most of the syrup bottled by Maple Joe and other processors around the world. It is,…

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What I did (and didn’t do) on my summer vacation

Now that it’s early September, I suppose I can look back over the last several months and take stock of what happened over the summer season. Technically, summer is not quite over, but in northwest New York where I live you can really feel the first flourishes of fall in…

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A July Saturday in Camden, ME

This last weekend my wife Judith and I visited some friends in Maine and we spent a good part of Saturday in, around, and above Camden, Maine. We shopped, we ate, we sailed, we drove to the top of a mountain, and we had great lobster rolls. Here are some…

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