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Clara Schuhmacher
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Clara is an artist, writer and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Italy to Argentinean parents, and owes much of her love of food to this happy coincidence. She first learned to cook sitting on a stool in her abuela’s cool stone kitchen on Calle Tejeda in Córdoba, and from there it was a short step to writing, curating and hosting esoteric dinner parties. She blogs about her (food) adventures in Brooklyn and beyond at ¡dpm! does, profiles mom'n'pop markets in the five boroughs for Serious Eats, and creates multimedia stories about urban farming and cooking-by-color for Organic Gardening. By day, she's Director of Operations for Make Music New York, and makes time-based art with her collective vvitalny. Say hi at @yclaraquesi.

Entries by Clara Schuhmacher

In Praise of Quince

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 11:26 PM

Late October brings an interesting addition to stands heaped with orange squash and red apples at the Farmer's markets of New York: a strange green fruit, seemingly under-ripened, knobby and oddly leathery, with just the faintest, unidentifiable scent of sweetness. Few farmers carry this elusive fruit. Finding one is an...

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I Scream, You Scream: Summer Flavor Round Up

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 8:23 AM

For me, summer in New York is synonymous with burning pavement, the squeal of neighbors splashing in open fire hydrants and, more than anything, the ice cream truck. How could it not be? Whether it's the quintessential truck of our childhoods, with its canned music and its bright colors, or...

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Easter, Argentinean Style

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 10:25 AM

Easter in my Italo-Argentinean household was unlike that of my friends, growing up. There were no basketfuls of plastic pastel eggs, nestled among shiny strands of green, no pink bunnies with pinker nubs for noses, no neon-colored peeps. There were no hunts for brightly colored jelly beans or tiny chocolates...

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Four (Super) Fun Things To Make In February, From Scratch.

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 8:59 AM

February is a slow, cold month. The excitement of the holidays has passed, as has January with its post-Holiday-resolution-energy, and March - with its promise of spring and sunshine - seems oh-so-far away. It's a good month to cozy up in the kitchen with a cup of tea and a...

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From Munich, With Love: Three Holiday Market Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 9:38 PM

Strolling through the Holiday Market in Union Square, with its soft light and scent of cinnamon, always takes me back to winter visits to Bavaria and many a cold evening spent at the christkindlesmarkts of Munich and Nuremberg. The memory is bright: cozy with...

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Thanksgiving, Argentinean Style

(5) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 10:45 AM

Thanksgiving's about as American a holiday as they come -- if only because we all can participate -- and it's wonderful. And the best part is that at heart, it's a deeply personal thing: a celebration of a time and a place, of a season and its bounty, of a...

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