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Rainier Cherries

Nothing says summer as much as stone fruit. I’m an arch-locavore but my much-anticipated first taste of stone fruit isn’t local. No apologies. Al and Becky Courchesne at Frog Hollow Farms in Brentwood in the Sacramento Delta, growers of some … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Taste: Fishing with Chefs in Boston. Fish Handling, Part 2

The flavor, texture and “mouthfeel” of a fish depends on how it is handled on deck the first three hours out of the water. Rarely is there an opportunity to demonstrate how it all works. When I learned Paul Greenberg, … Continue reading

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Cidering: Dave and Ruth’s Annual Cider Pressing Party

Friends Dave and Ruth have a 125 year-old family cider press that Dave lugged back from Vermont. I am lucky to be included in their annual ritual of gathering apples from abandoned trees and bringing friends together for pressing them … Continue reading

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Umami—“the beautiful taste”

An old word dusted off for a new age As a bit of background, I first heard the word umami in a presentation on the quality of flatfish in the Bering Sea harvest by NOAA research scientist Dr. Diane Green. … Continue reading

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