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In Season: Nuts


Ancient Romans partaking in the festivities of Saturnalia—a raucous mid-December holiday that honored seed-sowing god Saturn— wagered nuts, not gold coins, as they rolled dice fashioned from sheep and goat knucklebones. A good haul of fall nuts, after all, was a good omen for the spring harvest to come. Later in western civilization’s story line, […]

Washed-Rind Cheese Tart with a Mixed Nut Crust


Italian Tallegio is an obvious choice for the washed-rind semi-soft cheese in this recipe. But other options that match the nutty crust are Limburger, Morbier, Port Salut, and Reblochon.

Plum-Colored Kale is the Versatile Veg of Autumn


The color purple reigns supreme in the world of modern kale. While myriad varieties of purple kale fill salad bowls, sauté pans, and snack bags, most fall into one of three categories: curly, flat, and dinosaur. The curlies are grown to be seen as well as eaten. The most popular is Redbor, which can grow […]

In Season: Carrots


The ubiquitous carrot, which is seemingly always in season in one variety or another, can be prepared with imagination in myriad ways.

6 Cheesy Recipes That Say Hello Spring


If you’re craving seasonal and cheesy recipes that mirror all the joyous feelings of spring, we’ve got some ideas that’ll kick off the season right.

A Pear by Many Other Names


Bartlett pears are as versatile as they are delicious, and they go wonderfully with cheese.

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