No food this time – just an account of perhaps the most extraordinary half year in my life, in Brattleboro, Vermont, in the late ’90s.
A wonderful, rich baked scallop recipe, and Margaret recalls the late Cecil Caine at his most ornery.
Once again on the America Road for 3600 miles, but this time with an unusual slant on things – that we’ve returned to a kind of “usualness” that doesn’t feel quite right in this country.
A thought piece about many things that are right about staying put.
Baked baby Brussels sprouts made easy and tasty. Also, introducing Mussel Ridge Market in Spruce Head, and some random bits of insight and humor.
A quick look at quantum entanglement, as un-geeky as I can make it, and how life in Maine seems to reflect – and refract – similar concepts and effects. I finally got tired of canning enough to write this…
Take a quick quiz to see if you may be obsessive-compulsive in the kitchen, plus the perfect summer seafood refresher – scallops ceviche.
Who on earth would fish for striped bass, chest-deep, in a suit and derby hat? Who would tell you to age your game meat just long enough for it to attract maggots? Welcome to the wild world of Chef Joe Hyde, caterer to the stars, and my second cousin. Also, a beautiful high-heat roast beef recipe from Joe’s cookbook – it’s all in the timing.
I’m a sucker for really good dance performance – dance that bends the rules, keeps us on our toes. “Grit and Grace” at the Camden Opera House April 1 and 2 was all of that, and a lot more. Awesome stuff, thanks to Kea Tesseyman and her Kinetic Energy Alive company of dancers, ages 6 to 60.
Your top 16 favorite recipes from the last 2 1/4 years based on page views – from super simple to exhausting and grueling – and all of them on a rarefied, exalted plane of ultra-deliciousness. Dig in!