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Pumpkin spice haters, back off: Itís okay to crave the seasonal flavor

Pumpkin spice haters, back off: Itís okay to crave the seasonal flavor

All right, okay, enough, I get it: You all hate pumpkin spice. But Iíve got one request as we head into fall: Can you just let us have this?There are many things on which to heap anger and despair right now, but please, that thing does not need to be...
Published: 09/18/18
How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

A couple of hours into my first time hosting a full-fledged family Thanksgiving, I completely lost it. Elbows deep in the oven, I was trying to rescue a sheet pan that had fallen off the back of the rack and threatened to ruin the entire meal. There ...
Published: 09/13/18
From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

The emulsion was almost complete. Rice wine vinegar, check. A couple of glugs of nutty olive oil, check. Some honey, a dash of soy sauce, salt and pepper. Just one ingredient left to go, and it was a crucial one. Sesame oil. It would offer the unique...
Published: 09/11/18
From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

It was one of those serene kitchen days when everything just kind of works out. My husband and I were home on a Sunday, tending to our new puppy (!) as storm clouds gathered outside, and I set out to prep for dinner. Two of our friends were coming o...
Updated one month ago
Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Sushi was introduced to the United States through Los Angelesí Little Tokyo in 1966. A classic staple in Japanese households, sashimi (raw fish), sushi (raw fish with sticky rice) and sushi maki (sushi rolls) took off in America. Youíd be surprised h...
Updated one month ago
Five ideas for dishes to make at your Labor Day cookout

Five ideas for dishes to make at your Labor Day cookout

This Labor Day, you deserve to relax. Maybe you plan to kick your feet up and binge-watch Game of Thrones. (Oh wait, is that just me?) Or maybe youíll invite your friends over for a traditional holiday cookout. Whatever you decide, weíve chosen five ...
Updated one month ago
I binged Julia Child and Jacques Pepinís 1990s PBS show, and hereís what it taught me about cooking

I binged Julia Child and Jacques Pepinís 1990s PBS show, and hereís what it taught me about cooking

It started when someone on Facebook posted a photo of Julia Child flashing an old-timey pistol at her friend Jacques Pepin and wrote, "Spoiler Alert: they drink in basically every episode."Oh, sweet streaming! I immediately fired up Julia and Jacques...
Updated one month ago

The past week or so, I have received multiple news releases that say some version of the same thing: "Well, itís too bad that summer has almost come to an end."These emails are clearly not sent by people who live in Florida. You can keep your joyous ...
Updated one month ago
Five ideas for back-to-school lunches

Five ideas for back-to-school lunches

With a new school year in full swing, it helps to have some lunch box recipes on hand. Many of these options, from a taco salad to fancy cream cheese sandwiches, are easy enough that children can help pack the lunch or lend a hand in the kitchen. But...
Updated one month ago
What we learned from a drive-it-yourself tour of Florida farms and food producers

What we learned from a drive-it-yourself tour of Florida farms and food producers

GAINESVILLEA chance to meet Florida farmers and food producers, maybe sample their products? Road trip, I call shotgun. At the end of July, I drove up to the University of Florida for the second annual Florida Organic Growers Organic Food and Farming...
Updated one month ago