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Blue Hill Pickled Cucumbers

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Sliced and preserved Kirby cucumbers grown by Cherry Lane Farms $14.00

The artisanal geniuses at Blue Hill Farm in New York's Pocantico Hills have created what may just be the world's best pickle. That sounds lofty, but if you've ever bitten into one of these, you'd be obliged to agree. The flavors are so subtle, so intricate, that it's hard to believe that the list of ingredients is so simple: Kirby cukes (from Cherry Lane Farms in Bridgeton, NJ), white wine......read more

Seasonal Eats: Asparagus

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In the debut of her new food column, Ashley McLaughlin serves up two simple recipes for one of the great, green veggies

There may be no better way to eat than with the seasons. That's the time when food is at its peak in both freshness and flavor. The time when foods can be grown locally. When you can avoid eating fruits and vegetables shipped from halfway around the globe, which have ripened on their journey to your grocery store. Not only will seasonal food taste better, you will be causing less impact on the......read more

Seasonal Eats: Rhubarb

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Spring brings rhubarb, a versatile veggie (or fruit?) with plenty of culinary applications

Last week you learned a little bit about asparagus. So what’s next on the list for seasonal eats? Rhubarb!Another vegetable (or is it a fruit?) that pops up in early spring in many locations around the globe.  Before writing this piece, I will admit I had never cooked with or tasted rhubarb ever before. I knew that it looked like a mix between celery and red chard but that it’s......read more

Alice Waters: 40 Years of Sustainable Food

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Veteran SF chef celebrates Chez Panisse's anniversary

To most of us, the sustainable food movement is a relatively recent phenomenon. But to chef/author/food activist Alice Waters, it began four decades ago, before "sustainability" was even a word. That's when she opened Chez Panisse, the Berkeley eatery that helped pioneer the now-popular concept of serving local, organic, seasonal food. Over the last forty years, Waters and Chez Panisse have......read more

Rooting Around

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Versatile root veggies are a great way to eat local and seasonal in the winter

Believe it or not, there was a time not too long ago when the only root vegetables anyone ate were carrots and potatoes. Thankfully, as Mark Bittman points out at NYT Mag, that's changed, "in part because it was all wrong; in part because if you’re going to eat seasonal and local, you are going to eat roots in winter, even if you live in California; and in part because roasted root......read more

The Big SHFT: Alice Waters, Food Revolutionary

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Meet the the woman who transformed American fine dining

Today, Alice Waters is the queen bee of sustainable food movement. But it was flavor, not sustainability, that led the owner of Chez Panisse to local, organic food. Since founding the Berkeley eatery 40 years ago, Alice has helped inspire nothing short of a culinary revolution. These days, you won't find her in the restaurant's kitchen because she is too busy heading up the Chez Panisse......read more

Winter Road Trip Essentials

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Come correct on your cool weather travels with this seasonal collection from SHFT

With brisk temperatures and minimal crowds, winter can be a great time of year to hit the road and experience new places. But the key for any cool weather road trip is coming prepared - when braving the elements of the season, it's more important than ever to bring the right gear along. With SHFT's collection of Road Trip Essentials, we have you covered for your wintry travels ahead....read more

Mast Brothers Chocolate

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Seasonal Selections From Our Artisan Friends in Brooklyn $5.00

Who doesn't want a little chocolate every day? Our friends The Mast Brothers always deliver with their artisan chocolates and it makes a great gift for someone special.  Try their seasonal flavors like Vermont Maple in Milk Chocolate, or their Dark Chocolate selections, which are high in anti-oxidants.  ...read more

Young Galaxy, "Phantoms"

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Ghost-themed vid offers up some seasonally appropriate spookiness

Just in time for Halloween, Montreal band Young Galaxy release this new vid for "Phantoms" off their latest LP, Shapeshifting. The clip fregoes the animated approach in favor of a live action tale involving two ghosts (of the bedsheet variety) haunting a forest and generally acting goth'y. Hazy lighting and spectral cinematography give this one a strange and spooky vibe. ...read more

It's Wild Salmon Season

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On enjoying the sea's seasonal salmon bounty

Environmental issues are rarely black-and-white, and fish farming is a case in point. On the one hand, aquaculture helps ease the impact that fishing has on wild seafood stocks. On the other, fish farms are blamed for spreading disease among wild fish populations. Salmon, the Atlantic species of which is widely farmed, is a touchpoint for the debate. While we're not taking sides, we can say one......read more

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