We love bread, unashamedly. We’d rather eat bread than meat. We don’t need any condiment; just bread, delicious bread. Of course, that means good bread, artisan bread, bread from small bakeries like Atoria’s Family Bakery in Gilroy, California (they ship nationwide). Grandmother Atoria grew up in Assyria, the kingdom of northern Mesopotamia that became the […]

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[1] A refreshing white wine spritzer with cucumber and mint. The recipe is below (photo © Wine Institute). [2] Different ways to slice a cucumber. For this recipe, you want the long, wide slices in the center (photo © Quinciple). [3] Fresh mint (photo © Indian Home Cooking | Clarkson Potter).   It’s a beautiful […]

Diets To Lose Weight

Our gluten-free expert, Georgi Page-Smith, approves of Nocca’s gluten-free gnocchi (NYAW-kee). Gnocchi are soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina or ordinary wheat flour and filled with cheese, potato or other ingredients . Nocca is an Italian pasta company that specializes in quick-to-the-table, shelf-stable gnocchi. They make conventional gnocchi with wheat flour and […]

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[1] Delicious, nutritious chickpea toast (photo © Salt & Honey Catering). [2] Dried chickpeas will expand to twice their weight. These are from America’s leading provider of artisan beans, Rancho Gordo (photo © Rancho Gordo). [3] Green chickpeas in the pod (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Move over, avocado toast—one more time. […]

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[1] A summer cassoulet made with corn and summer squash. The recipe is below (both photos © Rancho Gordo). [2] Tarbais beans are perfect for cassoulets—so much so that Rancho Gordo calls them “cassoulet beans.” Get them at RanchoGordo.com. [3] In attractive packages, Rancho Gordo beans are welcome gifts for your favorite cooks. [4] Use […]

Diets To Lose Weight