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Richard Ruben
A Food Alchemist playing with seasonal foods and a world of spice.
A Food Alchemist playing with seasonal foods and a world of spice.
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Celebrating …. everything
Evolution is inevitable, if… The ideas I held, years back, when revisited today, clearly express the experiences I had up till then. I have been documenting recipes for more than twenty years, and it is always curious when I go back, and revisit a recipe. W...

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Herb Me
For the majority of my
life the herbaceous notes I added to a dish came from a vendor, tied in bundles
with twine, wire or rubber bands. I could never be sure how long they took to
get to my kitchen – in the winter months it was a sure bet that they were lo...

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Using what you have
In my on going effort to
finish up all the winter stores, as late spring brings in its harvest filling
my basket, I am actively working to deplete my puttn’ ups. In the refrigerator
was the last of the pickled garlic scapes just enough to for a chopped sala...

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The waiting game
All that is left of the
daffodils are its slender flat leaves. Pink, red, purple and white azaleas are
just past their peak. The lettuce and radishes are still a week or two from
harvest. Nascent green specks are uniformly taking root in the garden. But my
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a helping mouthful
I don’t consider myself a
novice garden any longer, perhaps more of a journeyman at this point. I have a
few years of successfully germinating seeds and getting them to supply me with
enough to work. I don’t believe I have had to purchase tinned tomatoes in...
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