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Aug 19, 2011 — Chris Kimball, host of public television's America's Test Kitchen, shares recipes for his favorite summer desserts and the American culinary traditions that inspired them.
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Aug 23, 2011 — During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunup to sundown — so the nighttime meals have to be good. Food writer Yvonne Maffei offers some suggestions for observing Ramadan when it falls in August — which means long, hot days without food or water.
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Jul 27, 2011 — It's hard to beat a plain slice of cool melon on a hot day. But old standbys like cantaloupe and honeydew are now joined by more exotic varieties in the markets, and their subtleties are worth exploring — in soups, salads and other creative dishes.
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Aug 3, 2011 — Tucked in their natural confines and simmering in their own briny juices, these delicate meats cook up quick and delicious on the direct heat of the grill. But you may have to eat quickly, too. You can make them in dozens, yet somehow they vanish off the plate as inexorably as the last evening tide.
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Jul 13, 2011 — Beat the heat (and the spaghetti-and-meatball doldrums) by pairing fun pasta shapes with fast, fresh sauces — hardly sauces at all, actually, but simple sautes of vegetables and herbs in olive oil.
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Jun 15, 2011 — The Swedish summer solstice celebration of midsommar essentially comes down to three things: friends, food and schnapps. An American homage includes traditional dishes, plus a twist on the strong drink Scandinavians toss back to toast the season.
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Jul 4, 2011 — All over the world, people have been grilling since they discovered fire, and immigrants to the United States brought their signature flavors with them. Hot dogs and burgers are joined by chorizo, kalbi, yakitori, kebab and more as we fire up the grill for Independence Day.
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Jun 8, 2011 — Sign up with a local farm for periodic samplings of vegetables and fruits, and sometimes eggs and dairy and more. You might not always recognize every item in the box of goodies you'll get, but they're almost certain to inspire. These recipes will help get you started.
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May 25, 2011 — The traditional start of grilling season — Memorial Day weekend — offers an opportunity to impress cookout crowds with freshly made links or patties.
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May 18, 2011 — Bearing no relation to the stringy, bland canned version, fresh bamboo shoots invoke a spirit of gratitude in these savory recipes with Japanese roots. The young tips of the hardwood stalks — tender and aromatic, with a taste like artichoke, corn and hearts of palm — are a fleeting springtime crop.
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