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Recipes: Fish and Shellfish

Green Means Go: Easy Summer Salmon & Seafood Watch

Isn’t that photo mesmerizing? Ethereal. Beautiful. No, don’t worry. I’m not about to tell you how to cook jellyfish — although they are caught off the coast of Georgia and sent to Asia, where they are preserved and served in all manner of ways. There’s nothing as primal and pulling as water, especially the ocean…. Read more »

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Simple Summer Suppers: Everyday to Entertaining

Tonight, I’m visiting friends in Westchester, NY. It’s a somewhat cool night. Well, mostly and at least to me, who is used to Georgia in July. It is in the 90s in Atlanta and it’s in the upper-70s here. Indoors is too warm for comfort without AC, but dinner on the porch was quiet and… Read more »

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Lighten Up! 11 Great Recipes for a Healthy Southern Summer

Last week I taught Southern Comfort Spa Style at Rancho la Puerta. The photo above is of me in the beautiful organic garden at La Cocina que Canta, “the kitchen that sings” with the bounty of the garden and of the land. It’s a magnificent place and the cooking school is just amazing. The guests… Read more »

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Setting Things Straight

A friend of mine recently sent me a note that said that Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, a show on Oprah’s OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network for those of you living under a rock) had reviewed my first cookbook, Bon App├ętit, Y’all. I was thrilled! How cool. I had no idea. The concept of the… Read more »

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Fire it Up! 5 Smokin’ Hot Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day

I love to grill. My first grill was a Weber that I actually put together myself. It was a pretty scary moment when I clicked the ignition. It all worked out and I didn’t blow myself to kingdom-come. So, yes there you have it. I use a gas grill. Quelle horreur. I know that many… Read more »

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