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Maryland Crab & Corn Soup

Here’s my annual farewell-to-summer recipe. The end of the fresh corn and the last few beautiful tomatoes join with a pile of juicy crab to make this gorgeous bowl of soupy goodness. If you really want to boost the Maryland-ness … Continue reading

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Grilled Wahoo with Green Remoulade

Wahoo, also known in Hawaii as Ono, is a fantastic fish for grilling, with its rich, flaky, super-succulent meat. It’s found all over the world, in warm water, and is generally not susceptible to overfishing because it doesn’t swim in … Continue reading

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Grilled Garlic Scapes

More of an idea than a recipe, here’s another one for all of you garlic lovers out there. A scape is the green stalk that rises from a garlic bulb. Although they’re usually cut to avoid depleting the bulb of … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks Braised With Garlic Bulbils

No, that’s not a typo. Bulbil: “In botany, tiny secondary bulb that forms in the angle between a leaf and stem or in place of flowers on certain plants. Bulbils, called offsets when full-sized, fall or are removed and planted … Continue reading

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American Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, the famous Italian pasta dish, has a somewhat murky origin (here’s a little discussion, as a well as a more traditional recipe), but one thing is certain: When it came to America, some of the versions ended up … Continue reading

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Rice, Corn & Feta Stuffed Peppers

Bell peppers, sweet, juicy, beautifully sculpted, and painted in a palette of vibrant colors, are abundant year round in the U.S., thanks to our southern neighbor Mexico, which grows them in great profusion. Often chopped or sliced and used as … Continue reading

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Cream of Fennel Soup

And you didn’t know you needed another excuse to eat fennel, did you? Well, here it is. As an astute diner at my table recently pointed out, it’s kind of like a fennel vichyssoise. Creamy and smooth, rich with the … Continue reading

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Red Chili

Football kicks off the decisive match-ups this time of year, and in honor of that, I present my latest chili recipe, Red Chili. This one focuses on the flavor of beef and tomato, adding just enough spice to make things … Continue reading

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Turkey Tetrazinni

Turkey is certainly a common sight at holiday dinner tables this time of year, but there’s really no reason we shouldn’t be eating it year-round. Properly prepared, turkey breast is a versatile, low-fat meat whose subtle flavor and healthiness is … Continue reading

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24-Hour Roast Pork

This recipe is adapted from one by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, published in his The River Cottage Meat Book. This book is one of my favorites in my food library, as it serves up equal portions of food philosophy and great recipes. … Continue reading

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