Summer Rainbow

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One of the joys of summer cooking in a vacation house is sharing the load. We all gather in the kitchen and work together. It's not about cutting things perfectly, it's just about celebrating a great meal with people we...

The Potato, Explained

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The potato is native to the Andes mountains in Peru, and was the most important crop of the Incas. There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, and all potatoes came from this single place of origin.

Two Bits of Paradise

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Otahuna Lodge, just outside Christchurch, in New Zealand. The grand Victorian, built in 1895 by Sir Heaton Rhodes, has been beautifully preserved (and is now owned by two American men). Every room is gorgeous. I came upstairs, after a long,...