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Pesto from one of my Favorite Guys

Hello, Bert.  How I still miss you.  If Bert Greene were still with us, he would tell you his favorite summer herb was basil.  When he ran The Store in Amagansett on Long Island, he used to grow yards and yards of it in a brick-bordered kitchen garden behind his house.  This is the pesto […]

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Mrs. Chard’s Produce Stand

Have you ever wanted to travel to a place where life is simple, quiet, and steeped in early American history with little sense of time’s intervention?  A place where modern demands and pressures suddenly don’t seem so important?  There is such a place, and one that many Americans have never traveled to, nor even know […]

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Perla Meyers: The Seasonal Cook

Perla Meyers became an instant favorite of mine with this cookbook. I’ve been cooking from her books since the 1970’s.

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Mrs. B and Craig Claiborne’s Herb And Spice Cookbook

This 1963 book by Craig Claiborne is filled with classic recipes, and is one of my all-time favorites.

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