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Fish Sticks

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
You probably like fish sticks, and you probably do not make them from scratch. Yet you don't want to look at the label of a package of...

Asparagus

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
What drives me nuts is when people say they're sick of asparagus because there aren't that many ways to cook it: "It's great steamed,"...

Chicken in a Pot

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Until quite recently, it was difficult or impossible to raise chicks in winter, so the term "spring chicken" referred to a small,...

Peas

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Peas are in season, and I'm not certain it matters. Even before I became a defender -- not quite an advocate, but a defender -- of frozen...

Pork Ribs

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
"Ribs" mean different things to different people -- there are braised ribs and broiled ribs, lamb ribs and beef ribs (even swordfish...

Arugula

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Arugula is often grouped with other strong-flavored greens, especially watercress and dandelions, but its distinctive, strong flavor is...

Rhubarb

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Despite its wide availability (and the fact that almost no one makes homemade pie anymore), rhubarb is still known primarily as strawberry's...

Radishes

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
You can buy radishes any time of the year, of course, usually overgrown, coarse, stripped of their leaves and thrown in a plastic bag....

Cucumbers

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Does anyone actually crave a cucumber? Not often, if at all. Even the best cucumbers are reliably crunchy, watery, and rather bland, and...

Cherries

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
In a way, life actually is like a bowl of cherries: imperfect. And, like life, a bowl of cherries almost always contains just enough really...

Okra

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Few vegetables evoke more polarized reactions than okra. To people who love it, its texture is wonderfully dense and sticky. To people...

Zucchini

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
When zucchini's in season -- right about now -- it's everywhere. Every summer, vegetable gardeners (and CSA shareholders) face a few weeks...

Corn

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Think about it: If frozen corn is good (and it is; I frequently and happily use it year round), how could fresh corn not be sublime? It's...

Eggplant

Kitchen Daily  10.10.2011
Often, I'm asked about my favorite foods. And though I don't like "favorites" questions (I don't really have to choose, do I?),...