France here and there

Martine Bertin-Peterson has the best of both worlds. She organizes amazing culinary trips to France, focusing on food and wine, and she teaches how to make simple, Mediterranean-inspired dishes in her cooking classes here...

Recipes for the Season: Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

By Chef Rich Baringer, I know. The last thing you want to see now is another pumpkin recipe. But this isn't one of those "pumpkin spice" recipes that seem to be everywhere this time of year. This...

Recipes for the Season: Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

By Chef Rich Baringer, I see acorn squash as sort of the black sheep of the winter squash family. Butternut is sweeter. Delicata is less fibrous. Kabocha and pumpkins make better pies. But what acorn squash...

Recipes for the Season: Cauliflower Cuisine

by guest blogger Laura Brandt, How this unassuming, pale vegetable "dresses up" for dinner. Cauliflower may be a forgotten vegetable, but it really shouldn't be. This crunchy white crucifer packs a nutritional punch of vitamins and...

Recipes for the Season: Fried Green Tomatoes

By Chef Rich Baringer, Well, we've just about gotten to the end of tomato season—although with lots of sunshine this week, we should have some for a little while longer. But once they're finished, there's no need...
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Recipes for the Season: What to do with tomatillos

By Chef Rich Baringer, We had a picnic at our place recently and as I was deciding on what to make, I remembered that I had a bunch of tomatillos in the fridge from Blooming Glen Farm. ...
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Recipes for the Season: Peach-Tomato Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, In my newsletter last month, I wrote an article about what I call the Summer Trinity—three foods that epitomize summer for me: sweet corn, peaches and tomatoes. Nothing makes me think of...

Recipes for the Season: Spicy-Sweet Grilled Cantaloupe Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, I love combining flavors that don't always seem to go together—especially sweet and spicy.  If you've ever had chocolate with hot pepper you know what I'm talking about. There's just something about...
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Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

This recipe is one of the reasons my friends love me. Really. This recipe and my Macque Choux, another summertime corn favorite. I originally found this in the September 2009 issue of Cook's Illustrated, one...
Dolmades/Stuffed Grape Leaves; photo credit Wendy Yurgosky

Go stuff a (local) grape leaf

You've driven past them, maybe even seen them in the woods. Think about it. Grape leaves. Guest contributor Wendy Yurgosky, who loves foraging on her property in Hunterdon County, gives us a primer...

Bucks Food Calendar: July 6, 2015

We hope you had a great Independence Day weekend. Now, it's back to the grind... but the fun doesn't have to end completely. This week is low-key, which is good if you had a...

Why I love living in Bucks County

I had to get out of the house. That's what happens when you work from home. "I'm just running out to get a few things," I told Mark and the dogs. "I shouldn't be...

Recipes for the season: Strawberry and spinach salad with goat cheese

by guest blogger Kelly Madey, Salad is not high on my list of favorite things. I can think of literally hundreds of other foods That I would much rather eat besides a bowl of leafy greens; But come...
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Derby Day Bucks County Style

Being as my birthday is only a few days before the Kentucky Derby, I'm usually completely unaware of this popular horse race. Typically, I mention doing something on that day with a friend and...

Bucks Food Calendar: April 1, 2015

Lynne, the wonderful woman behind this website, and I are both fighting colds. We've both turned to our own Hot Toddy recipe for comfort (it just goes to show that we only post what...

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