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Purslane Agnolotti

Purslane has crept into seasonal restaurant menus this summer, but you might not actually know what it is. Pur-who? I had never heard of the sweet, mildly sour succulent, but once I caught wind of the purslane trend, I started noticing it at farmers' markets. It turns out this exotic weed has a bit of a cult following. More

The Crisper Whisperer: Zucchini Pancakes

It's that time of year again. The time when residents of carefree, throwback towns start locking their front doors and parking their cars in the garage. The time when lucky children find green, woody baseball bats by the dozen strewn atop the compost heap. The time when perfectly reasonable people are driven to silent, guilt-ridden, unreasonable ends. In other words, it's zucchini season. Savory, crave-worthy zucchini pancakes to the rescue. More

Grilling: Artichokes with Mint and Chilies

I saw the first decent artichokes of the season, calling to me between the remains of the winter vegetables. In this recipe, they get a Mario Batali treatment—boiled in a lemon, wine, garlic, and mint mixture, then taken to the grill to crisp up, and finally finished with a sprinkling of mint, hot peppers, and sea salt. Sound good? Well, good is an understatement here. More

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