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Verbena-Peach Sorbet
MAKES ABOUT 1 QUART Active: 45 min. Total: 5 hr. 45 min. Stone fruits that are extra-ripe lend much more flavor and fragrance to a sorbet and are easier to reduce to a smooth puree. While Thai-Thanh’s peach sorbet calls for lemon verbena, using fresh
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Two Ways to Cook Jerk
“Good jerk has slightly dry, dark, crusty edges from the heat,” Suzanne Rousseau says. This, along with the influence of pimento wood and leaf smoke, is the key to jerked meat that tastes like it does in Jamaica. Apply Jamaican Jerk Marinade (see rec
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Chinese Bacon and Morel Mushroom Stir-Fry
SERVES 4 Total: 20 min. This dish—typically made with zhu maodu, or the brown tripe-like cap of the bamboo mushroom (pictured here)—can be made with morels instead, which have a similar texture and are widely used in Sichuan cooking. You can find cur
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Strawberry-Beet Sorbet
MAKES ABOUT 1 QUART Active: 1 hr. Total: 5 hr. Thai-Thanh makes this sorbet using fresh black currants, but strawberries or raspberries can also be used. Red beets provide a bit of stabilizing starch to the watery fruit and an earthy depth. 2 medium
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Market Report
It’s finally high season in the Northeast, when the stalls at New York City’s farmers markets once again become a regular destination for our editors. Though some of us might be loyal to a favorite stone-fruit producer or stalwarts of a particular ne
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Sichuan Chicken Soup with Bamboo Shoots and Mushrooms
SERVES 6 Active: 20 min. • Total: 1 hr. 25 min. Bamboo mushrooms—an earthy Chinese delicacy that grows at the root of bamboo stalks—are most enjoyed in Sichuan’s simple chicken soup. Harvested at their mature stage, with the lacy veil attached, dried
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Hibiscus-Ginger Sorbet
MAKES ABOUT 1 QUART Active: 45 min. Total: 5 hr. 45 min. At La Tropicale, Thai-Thanh infuses this sorbet with dried African hibiscus blossoms and young fresh ginger. Her simple, fruit-free formula is great for beginners: Because you can completely co
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The Shepherds and Their Flock
Nothing is flat here. It’s all rolling hills, misty hollers, rhododendron thickets, and serpentine roads. It’s the rises and falls in the pavement that make my belly tense up as Amy Manko and her husband, Scooter, drive me around their slice of Appal
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Test Kitchen
TASTES, TRADITIONS, AND TECHNIQUES INSPIRING US RIGHT NOW Harness summer Scotch bonnets into a DIY pepper condiment USING UP A CHILE GLUTcan be tricky. While whimsicallooking Scotch bonnets have a flavorful fruitiness, they also pack a capsaicin punc
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Champagne Mango Sorbet
Thai-Thanh Dang works her sorbets into impressive cakes. The assembly is tricky, but encasing frozen treats in meringue is simpler than you might think. For more, see “Whip It Good,” p. 94. MAKES ABOUT 1 QUART Active: 45 min. Total: 4 hr. 45 min. Cha
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Lamb Ribs with Spicy Harissa Barbecue Sauce
SERVES 4 Active: 35 min. Total: 2 hr. 10 min. Perfect for parties, these ribs pre-roast in the oven, then crisp up under the broiler. Ask your butcher for a Denver cut: the lamb rib equivalent of St. Louis–style pork spare ribs, which is a fatty port
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Grilled Marinated Lamb Kebabs
SERVES 4 Active: 30 min.• Total: 1 hr. Lamb shoulder is an under utilized cut for grilling. It’s inexpensive yet juicy, and when cut into small pieces, it can easily absorb flavor from spice rubs and marinades. Made without any acid, this marinade re
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Indebted to Our Growers
MY SUMMER MORNINGS ALL START the same way: with a walk in our backyard garden. So far, it’s just a few raised beds—not much more than a tomato plant here and some herbs and chiles there—and yet harvesting as little as two or three ripe strawberries,
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Fry Time
AT ITS VERY BEST, VEGETABLE tempura is piping hot and airy crisp, without a hint of heaviness or oiliness. And at its worst, it is a questionable soggy fry-up strewn atop a bowl of rice. While there are plenty of examples of the latter to be found in
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Lamb Burger with Mint, Feta, and Balsamic Onions
SERVES 4 Total: 35 min. At the Marketplace at Emerald Valley in Washington, Pennsylvania, lemon zest and fresh mint go into every lamb burger patty. A tangle of sweet balsamic onions, a hint of chile, and briny feta balance the charred meat and brioc
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On Dry Land
ON A COOL MORNING IN PAMPORE, India, the fields have become a purpledotted canvas. Haji Ghulam Hassan Bhat, 65, walks toward his farm carrying a small willow basket, called a zaen, that his grandfather had gifted him when he plucked his first saffron
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Tempura Tools
Chances are you already have most of what you need to fry tempura at home—you can use standard kitchen equipment (a spider skimmer, a deep-fry thermometer, and a wide, deep skillet, for example). But having the proper traditional tools—like two kinds
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Grilled Rack Of Lamb With Garlic And Herbs
SERVES 4 Active: 45 min. Total: 3 hr. 55 min. This easy but elegant recipe is adapted from the Presidents Pub in Washington, Pennsylvania, where the chefs oven-roast a whole local lamb rack to a tender mediumrare. On the grill, the meat picks up a sm
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Mission: Impossible
TO THE SIDE OF AN EMPTY ROAD ON THE ISLAND OF Lanzarote, the northeasternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, a landscape of dark volcanic mountains and craters rolls out into the distance. The black rock is so arid, and the vientos alisios (trade winds)
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Batter It Better
Theories abound on how to achieve a lacy, feather light tempura shell. For Tokyo-style tempura, use a 1-to-1 ratio of flour to water, forgo gimmicks, and employ these simple steps. Sift the flour.Chefs Yokota and Kondo suggest using cake flour for th
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The Island Of Forgotten Orchards
IF YOU’RE DRIVING THE WINDING ROADS OF ORCAS ISLAND in late summer, you can smell the ripening fruit all around. On one such morning last year, I stopped the car at my destination and met Audra Lawlor, owner of Girl Meets Dirt, who was surveying one
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Tending the Bines
IT CAN BE EASY TO GET LOST IN the labyrinthine trails of Nopalito Farm and Hopyard in northeast San Diego County. Hop farms are strangely evocative of oceanic kelp forests: fields filled with gently waving, upward-reaching verdant plants that can tow
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Tempura Dipping Broth (Tentsuyu)
MAKES 1¼ CUPS Active: 10 min. Total: 15 min. Since tempura itself is not salted, it’s typically served with a dipping salt or flavored, salty broth. This version is especially dark from shoyu, a Japanese soy sauce, and its base is an umami-rich dashi
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The Olive Detective
VILLA ROMANA IS AN extra-virgin oil pressed from an previously unknown and likely ancient olive variety that grows exclusively on the shores of Lake Garda, in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. Sergio Cozzaglio, who discovered the olives on tre
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The Pepper People
THE SLENDER, YELLOW-GREEN kapitsiriwi pepper is named after a blowpipe dart. Then there’s dzaka inapa, resembling a jaguar’s tooth, and kawathsidalipe, extremely hot and shaped like a clay pot. Spanning from orange to green to yellow to purple, 80 di
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Summer-Vegetable Tempura
SERVES 4 Total: 1 hr. 45 min. This recipe is for classic tempura and kakiage, a fritterlike dish with a slightly thinner batter. Never chill tempura batter or its components—it will cool down the frying oil and disturb the process. Skim out errant pi
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Where the Wild Rice Grows
ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON in the last days of summer, I broke the first rule I had ever been taught about watercraft and stood up in a canoe. Mike Magney and Moon Jacobson of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe had offered to take me out onto Little Elbow Lake
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Field of Dreams
EVERY SPRING, THE SUGAR SNAP PEAS AT MAGIC SEED farm in Twin Falls, Idaho, burst from the dirt like an alarm clock, signaling the upcoming summer bounty. For owner Rod Lamborn, these snap peas are a living tribute to his father, Dr. Calvin Lamborn, t
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