T. Susan Chang http://www.kunc.org en Recipe Rebellion: A Year Of Contrarian Cookbooks http://www.kunc.org/post/recipe-rebellion-year-contrarian-cookbooks "Just throw the whole lemon in the food processor for lemon bars."<br />"Don't just soak your dried beans — brine them!" Tue, 25 Dec 2012 16:41:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 38069 at http://www.kunc.org Recipe Rebellion: A Year Of Contrarian Cookbooks Stand Back When Snapping Turtles Crop Up In The Garden http://www.kunc.org/post/stand-back-when-snapping-turtles-crop-garden Late spring in a New England vegetable garden is usually a time for the last asparagus, the crisp lettuce and arugula, the first pea shoots, and the first sprouting of warm-weather crops like peppers and zucchini. What you don't expect to see planted in your beds are <a href="http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/snappers.htm">snapping turtles</a>.<strong> </strong> But that's just what turned up in mine twice this week.<p>I was talking in my garden with a friend when I noticed what looked like a large leather satchel tossed in the strawberry bed. Fri, 25 May 2012 15:59:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 27865 at http://www.kunc.org Stand Back When Snapping Turtles Crop Up In The Garden Back To Basics: 2011's Simple, Summery Cookbooks http://www.kunc.org/post/back-basics-2011s-simple-summery-cookbooks Not too long ago, certain attention-getting molecular gastronomy cookbooks just dared you to go buy xanthan gum and a sous-vide machine. But now the summer cookbooks have arrived, and they evince a plainspoken, blushing charm that puts that prior fuss and fanfare to shame.<p>Single subjects and simple preparations dominate the summer list this year. Whether they focused on whole grains, summer produce or seasonal ingredients, authors found ways to craft memorable recipes revolving around just a few well-chosen flavor elements. Sun, 05 Jun 2011 01:25:00 +0000 T. Susan Chang 9151 at http://www.kunc.org Back To Basics: 2011's Simple, Summery Cookbooks