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All vegetables are not created equal. As a gardener and vegetable grower, I encounter this truth constantly. A back-yard tomato grown in compost and ripened in the sun is a different thing altogether … more
Every year I have grand plans for my garden. I buy seeds, research planting times, I even think about what I will do with the bounty I imagine I will soon be harvesting. Then summer goes into high … more
Much to the ire of bartenders across the island, mocktails have become more popular than ever. While I understand the importance of having non-alcoholic options for diners, the main issue is that not … more
Ceviche for me is a quintessential summertime dish. In June I was lucky enough to end up on a fishing charter with a bunch of chefs. We spent the morning catching striped bass and blues on a … more
On a dirt road behind the Cisco Brewery is a big barn full of barrels of whiskey. Tucked back in the corner, in a small converted refrigerator, Randy Hudson has two venison hams curing. The night … more
There is nothing new about oysters growing in Nantucket Harbor. Wild oysters along with other local shellfish were an important part of the diet of the indigenous Wampanoag Indians. Issues of The … more
The Aperol spritz is everywhere this summer. It is a perfect summertime drink. It’s light and refreshing, and more importantly it is low in alcohol, making it a great drink to have at brunch … more
Hidden away in the French Alps, Carthusian monks have been distilling Chartreuse since 1605. It isn’t much of a surprise, since it seems monks around the world have been distilling and brewing … more
There’s a casual dining culture that’s been growing around the food trucks parked at Cisco Brewers and Cisco Beach for the past decade, that is unlike the culture you’ll find at any … more
All Kovalencik often stops along the trail by a plant that appears to be nothing more than a weed, wondering how he can incorporate it into his lunch. Kovalencik has been foraging longer than … more
Sourdough is not your garden-variety bread. It is an artisanal craft, a science and an art, a measure of a baker’s patience with an end result that gives you something tangy and light, with a … more
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water." – Galileo Gracie Schadt doesn’t think it’s a terrible idea to open a bottle of  prized Domaine de la … more
Anna Montgomery’s dinners are not your typical four-course private affairs. When Montgomery is cooking, you can expect everything from the cocktails to crab Rangoon to be infused with a healthy … more
Noemi Capizzo doesn’t think making dumplings is an overly-complicated process. As we sat in her commercial kitchen and talked, she effortlessly folded them one by one until she had a sheet-pan … more
Fire has been the cornerstone of civilization since early man. It’s no wonder standing around a charcoal grill with an ice-cold beer gives you that undeniably primal feeling. It makes … more
Sometimes, unintended consequences can be a good thing. When Ruth and Tim Pitts closed Cen- tre Street Bistro in October 2019, they had no idea what the future held. The 22-seat restaurant … more
A Bloody Mary is one of those drinks that everyone has their own take on. Some recipes are straight-forward, while others lean toward the extreme. Let me start by saying that the only garnish you … more
Rosé and summertime go hand in hand, but so do greenheads in Madaket and traffic on Union Street. It is hard to escape and every year it seems to dominate the market. Cases of Whispering Angel … more
There is something about a farmers’ market that is difficult to resist. There is an immediacy to the produce on display. There is a connection between the people who have worked the soil and … more
The mere mention of tequila can often conjure bad memories from our college years, drinking a certain brand we won’t name. The fact is, most of the cheap, college-dorm tequila is … more
The tradition of Thanksgiving is largely about telling a story through food. It is about food as a symbol. And in such stories, the preparation of the meal is as much of an event as the meal itself. … more
As the leaves begin to change color and the cold north wind starts blowing, we turn our attention from refreshing summer cocktails to something a little more comforting. Hot cocktails have been a … more
If there is one thing the coronavirus has taught me, it is that there is comfort in nesting and self-nurturing in the safety of our homes and cooking delicious meals while we hunker down. Expect a … more
Half of the joy of baking comes from mastering a new technique and creating something worthy of a pastry case. The other half comes from sharing these proud creations with friends, family and … more
“New England is a great place for many reasons. For one, it’s the birthplace of our nation. Two, it contains a wealth of natural beauty. People travel from all over the world to get a … more
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