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Twitter Challenge: Basil

Twitter Challenge: Basil

Tabitha Blankenbiller February 27, 2013 0

([^-^]) badjedi @badjedi @SpectrumCulture basil Basil? Really, basil? Such a common herb, so many possibilities. The peppery, parsley-ish with a potent punch herb grows like crazy on my kitchen counter during the summer, and

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Valentine’s Day Meal

Valentine’s Day Meal

Tabitha Blankenbiller February 6, 2013 0

Need some Valentine’s Day romantic tips? Here’s all you need to know: don’t go to a restaurant. That’s right, call your date up right now and tell them those reservations are off. There’s no

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Twitter Challenge: Eggplant

Twitter Challenge: Eggplant

Tom Volk January 30, 2013 0

@A_schulz asked @SpectrumCulture Eggplant! I want to like it but have never found a method of preparing it or a recipe that has been good. Help? We want you to like eggplant too, April.

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Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

Tom Volk January 9, 2013 0

So, it’s New Year’s Day, and chances are you’ve probably been on a food and drink tear since sometime around Thanksgiving. It’s a rough month and a couple of days stretch, starting there and

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Ingredients of the Year

Ingredients of the Year

Spectrum Culture Staff December 12, 2012 0

The food writers here at Spectrum Culture grew a little tired of watching their colleagues in music, film and books debating, ranking and compiling their “best of” lists for 2012 while we sat idle.

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Spectrum Seasonal: Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Spectrum Seasonal: Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Cedric Justice November 28, 2012 0

About eight years ago, a friend of mine called me out of the blue and invited me to his new business to join him and his partner for a Hanukkah meal. I don’t remember

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A Very Spectrum Thanksgiving

A Very Spectrum Thanksgiving

Spectrum Culture Staff November 15, 2012 0

Allow us to dispense with the usual Thanksgiving cooking article clichés and skip ahead right to the recipes. As we say here: Spectrum Culture loves you, just go with it. How To Butcher a

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Spectrum Seasonal: Pumpkin

Spectrum Seasonal: Pumpkin

Tabitha Blankenbiller October 31, 2012 0

Pumpkin Hummus In case you couldn’t tell from the stable’s worth of hay bales, garden of gourds and obnoxious blinking Jack-O-Lantern lights amassed on my front porch, I have this thing for fall. Fetish,

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Spectrum Seasonal: Duck Fest

Spectrum Seasonal: Duck Fest

Tom Volk October 17, 2012 0

A few years ago, we invited some friends and family over for dinner on an early spring Sunday. Perhaps it was coincidence, maybe it was my subconscious simply manipulating the situation or maybe it

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Spectrum Seasonal: Spicy Apple Cake with Cayenne Caramel

Spectrum Seasonal: Spicy Apple Cake with Cayenne Caramel

Tabitha Blankenbiller October 3, 2012 0

As an American consumer, it’s not necessary to think of apples being “in season” or not. Apples are ubiquitous produce in grocery stores every day of the year, and alongside bananas and oranges, meet

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