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9 Salts That Make Me Very Happy

9 Salts That Make Me Very Happy

I really love salt. As a child, I would often get jealous of the cows and their summertime salt licks; as an adult, I have been known to eat large flakes of Maldon like tiny little chips (this is called “snack salt”). All salt is technically sodium chloride, but additives,…

You Don’t Need a Grill to Make Grilled Eggplant

You Don’t Need a Grill to Make Grilled Eggplant

It’s no secret that I love eggplant and, over the years, I’ve gotten every preparation under the sun down cold — with one glaring exception. With no space at home for a grill and a strong aversion to turning on my oven, grilled eggplant has remained my culinary white whale….

Pickle Grapes For A Surprisingly Good Time

Pickle Grapes For A Surprisingly Good Time

Some pickles — cucumbers, onions and even carrots — are obvious, but grapes are not an obvious pickle. Grapes are a surprising pickle, an unexpected pickle, an intriguing pickle. If you leave them whole during the fermentation process, they’re a fizzy pickle.