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Specialty Grocers for the Inspired Cook

When your recipe requires some serious shopping, Philadelphia has you covered Ey Emily Kovach If you’re doing a deep dive into an unfamiliar cuisine, sometimes the hardest part is finding the right ingredients. But all over the Philadelphia region, you’ll not only find specialty shops where you can get what you need to create a

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The best bites for your big day

Photo by Brittney Raine Photography Follow the Food by Emily Kovach Of all the things worth splurging on at your wedding, put food at the top of the list. Whether you want a casual family or buffet-style dinner, a more formal service or a refreshingly unconventional setup—maybe a favorite food truck?—every guest at your wedding

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A summer affair with strawberries

Short and Sweet by Peggy Paul Casella Large, watery, cone-shaped strawberries are available any time at the grocery store, but if you want the real thing—fragrant, red all the way through, with juices that dribble down your chin—you have to wait for that sweet spot in the year, when late spring meets early summer. Strawberries

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Four great CSA-based buying clubs

Beyond the Brown Box by Emily Kovach If you’re a seasoned CSA buyer, you probably already have a favorite farm that does heirloom tomatoes just right, or you know a farmer who will surprise you with a crazy new item you’ve never seen. This season, try a new kind of CSA. Here are some options

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Get to the root of the season

Parsnips and Carrots by Peggy Paul Casella These earthy-sweet cousins have a lot in common: They both belong to the Umbelliferae (or Apiaceae) family of plants—along with parsley, fennel, celery, cumin, coriander and dill—which are characterized by feathery leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of flowers. They both grow wild in Europe and West Asia, and they

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January Shop Local: Bakeries & Cafés

New Bakers, Bakeries and Cafés about Town by Emily Kovach For many of us, the workday begins with coffee and a bagel at the corner café and ends with a baguette from the local bakery. It’s a simple and satisfying pleasure to bite into a still-warm, aromatic sourdough, or see that our favorite kind of

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