Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Eat & Drink

In The Times kitchen

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2023 was a year of balance for us food writers at The Times. We learned which corners to cut, pennies to pinch, and when to slow down and splurge on a higher-end meal. From...

Around the table

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Walking into S&S Kitchenette on Main Street in Vineyard Haven is a little like walking into someone’s eclectic, fun, cozy home. This isn’t by accident. Owner Spring Sheldon had a vision. “I collect things....

Harvest of the Month: Winter squash

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Show a picture of a pumpkin to almost any child, and they will be able to identify this round, orange fruit that is ubiquitous in fall. The magic happens when you open up the...

Festive food

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The holidays are about celebrating, and at the heart of the festivities typically is food: family traditions, or those we create as adults. Personally, our Christmas dinner was a replica of Thanksgiving, and for...

Craving curry

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It all began with morning chitter-chatter with one of my best friends and coworkers, Ava, when we were bringing the horses out to their paddocks. We were sharing how our weekend was, what we...

Shaken, not stirred

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Folks were certainly in a celebratory spirit at Town MV’s annual Holiday Cocktail Competition on Monday, Dec. 4. Milling about the crowded room, you saw many dressed to the nines, and everyone was having...

Grab a bite

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We have all been talking about it, the recent opening of the expansion of the Edgartown Stop & Shop. If we have gone, what did we think of it; what did we find? I...

Try an authentic sauce

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Rarely do you get a recipe and a movie review in the same article. In the documentary “Italianamerican,” directed by Martin Scorsese, circa 1974, featuring Scorsese's parents, Catherine and Charles, Catherine cooks her family...

Joys of holiday cooking

Holiday Egg Casserole By Allison Roberts What I remember most vividly about Christmas as a kid is my brothers waking me up at 4 am, my parents begging us to go back to sleep until 6...

Some like it loud

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The kitchen at the Ritz has gone through many iterations in the past dozen years — everything from home cooking to higher-end offerings, to Brazilian cuisine, and everything in between. It’s rejuvenated again with...

Kitchen experiment

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Have you ever had too much bread lying around, and you’re not sure about freezing it? I found myself with that good problem last week, when we had two loaves of ciabatta that someone...

Roasted chicken from Ione Bissonnette’s kitchen

I made this recipe on Nov. 8, when I had been in the cooking doldrums for a number of days (weeks?). Not knowing what to make for dinner after avoiding cooking for as long...

Harvest of the Month: Root vegetables

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Though there continue to be warm days, there is no denying that we are heading toward the coldest, darkest part of the year. Summer produce is long gone from the garden and farmers market,...

Tea is not just for two

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While “Let’s meet for coffee” might be a familiar refrain, globally, tea is the second most consumed beverage after water. So Tracy Thorpe, programs coordinator at the Chilmark library, discovered she was on to...

In love with leftovers

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When you’re making something with veggies, sometimes it’s fun to chop them into little cubes — I mean really little cubes — and then toss them into just about anything. After a stir-fry, I...

Fruit of the sea

Last Sunday was the final day of the weekend-long M.V. Food and Wine Festival, and it was a lot brighter than the day before. Inside three tents, with one designated for VIPs, guests listened...

Spooky snacks

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I am now nearing 40, and as I have grown up I have taken to enjoying playing with my food, building waffle towers with my Eggos, making my mashed potatoes into a volcano, and...

Happy birthday to us

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“Je ne sais quoi?” Not really. I just always wanted to say that. In fact, I know exactly how to describe every experience I have at the Chilmark Tavern, and that French phrase sums...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

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As a child on Cape Cod, I marked the passing of the seasons by the activity in the cranberry bogs throughout the landscape. These were big, commercial operations that had helicopters to come in...

Cozy and delicious

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The Pawnee House in Oak Bluffs occupies a portion of what remains of the once grand four-story Victorian hotel with the same name. Alex and Debbie Cohen are the owners of Pawnee House, and...