Scallop & Corn Chowder

Created two nights ago and better the second time around, this very simple yet hearty soup makes the house smell delicious and is perfectly paired with sesame-crusted semolina bread & butter. It also make me want to go to the gym a little.
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Morning Living: 10 Essential Spices for Your Pantry

Some women collect purses. I drop money on spices and hide the receipt from myself. (You spent how much on cardamom?) When I travel, they come home in my luggage in their decorative little tins (New Orleans) or in a…
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Happy New Year.

New Orleans is a hangover materialized in a place.
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Pozole: A Study in the Deliciously Grotesque

I walked into my local German Pork Store, having parked beneath the cheerful, plastic, lederhosen-clad icon of the joint, shopping list in hand, dutifully copied from my 1st edition copy of Rick Bayless’ Authentic Mexican. A few days before, the weather had turned cool and I wanted to fill my house with something delightfully aromatic, something to compliment the decaying oak leaves in my desiccated herb garden.
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Tangy Sorghum Baked Beans

Have you been invited to a potluck holiday gathering? Here is a crowd pleaser. Can’t find sorghum? Just use dark molasses, honey or maple syrup instead. The final flavor will vary but will be equally delicious.
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Ask Emily: How about a healthy and delicious butternut and acorn squash soup recipe?

Kate! Your wish is my command. Before you posted this on the fb page, I’d never considered mixing to squashes together in a soup. Thanks for the inspiration. Also, I was skeptical of Harold McGee’s assertion on Fresh Air a…
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Farmhouse Pumpkin Biscuits

Ahhh, the crisp air, the cool dusk and the smell of fallen leaves… fall is a very magical and mysterious time of year.  It brings some melancholy feelings of nostalgia as well as small joys like drinking hot chocolate on…
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What We’re Craving This Month: Pizza

Pizza is one of those comfort foods that can deeply touch your soul. Even without toppings, that magnificent combination of chewy dough, robust sauce and gooey cheese creates something that is way more than the sum of its parts. Throw…
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The Anti-Pairing: Wines that go with Everything

Okay, maybe not everything….but most things. Ever been stuck with the responsibility of ordering wine for the table when one person is having chicken, another is having filet mignon, and yet another is having rare tuna? What about choosing wine…
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Ask Emily: How Do I Make Pickled Red Onions?

Dear Emily, You said you spent last weekend making pickles. I had these amazing pickled red onions at an Indian restaurant near my house. Any idea how to recreate them? Thanks! – Jonathan in Seattle