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Wildcrafted Cocktails

by Ellen Zachos

What do you get when you combine foraged flavors with the craft cocktail movement? A wildcrafted cocktail! There are many ways to get foraged flavors into cocktails, using syrups, pickles, ground spices, fruit purées, and infused spirits. These are unbuyable flavors; you won’t find them in a store or at your local bar. Wildcrafted cocktails…

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The Bui family, circa 1995

A Bowl of Pho

by Andrew Bui

Every Tuesday, when it would be my parents’ turn to work the closing shift of their restaurant, my newly-licensed brother would drive my sister and me over to a little strip mall for dinner. I liked my pho plain – rice noodles, broth, and a couple of meatballs. Not even shaved onions or scallions were…

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Freshly harvested clams.

Green Clams from Florida’s Nature Coast

by Kevin Folta

Cedar Key Littleneck Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) are no different genetically from other Northern Hard Clams. Their claim to fame comes from the warm nurturing waters where they are raised. These particular clams are recognized for their firm texture, sweet-salty flavor, high protein, and low fat. They are high in vitamins, minerals, and omega-3-fatty acids. They…

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Writing About Food: Where to Begin

by Edward Bottone

Writing about something you do three or more times a day should be easy. It’s not. Since food is so much a part of the essential and the everyday, our engagement with it can be complex, compelling and — hopefully — enjoyable. Writing about it, then, should be complex, compelling and enjoyable. Because food is…

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Why Do We Cook?

by Aengus Anderson

Why do we like to cook? Is it the satisfaction of being able to care for our needs? Or is it the enjoyment of being in the kitchen surrounded by our delicious creations? Over the course of history, there have been chefs in every chapter. Some of them have been well-hidden, but in every era…

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