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Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

PASTA WITH BROCCOLI AND PINE NUTS: A QUICK WEEKNIGHT SUPPER FOR DECEMBER

December is full of rich, celebratory food and lots of it. I’ve been enjoying my fair share, but what’s called for after yet another drinks party is not yet another restaurant meal, but some...
Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

THE HOT BROWN: REASON ALONE FOR LEFTOVER TURKEY

Back in the day, a college pal we all called Kentuck introduced me to the Hot Brown—an open-faced turkey sandwich embellished with tomato and bacon or country ham, draped with a rich cheese ...
Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

HIP POCKET RECIPE: SCALLOPED POTATOES

It’s officially Cozy Food season, and I just made one of my very favorite dishes in the genre—scalloped potatoes, or, if you’re in a more worldly frame of mind, gratin dauphinois. What I’m t...
Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

SHRIMP CREOLE GIVES UP ITS SECRETS

Shrimp Creole. You’ll find it taking pride of place in any number of New Orleans restaurants, and south Louisiana home kitchens, too, especially on Fridays during Lent. But I love it this ti...
Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

CONCORD GRAPES: AUTUMN’S JUICIEST FRUIT

Right now, people I know are putting up preserves, reorganizing their closets, or wrangling a wayward comforter into a duvet cover. I admire their industry and foresight, but truth is, I’m m...
Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

SEPTEMBER FIG FEST

In September, nature has a certain magnificent unconcern. Zinnias still bloom their heads off, rising above foliage wrecked by powdery mildew. Cosmos, bearing blossoms the size of teacups on...
Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

ABOUT MUSKMELON

Our summer full of hot sunny days has resulted in fruit that’s on the small side, yet bursting with sweetness and juice. Take muskmelon, for instance—what most Americans think of as cantalou...
Jane Lear. Writing on Food and · 1Y ago

SCRATCH SUPPER: PASTA WITH SUMMER SQUASHES, WALNUTS, AND PESTO

Hey, I don’t have much time this week, but I have to share this crate of zucchini and crookneck yellow summer squash with you because it made me laugh. The zucchini are fat, glossy, and comp...