Garlic Kisses

How do you say, “I love you?” 

Surely, the Hershey Company considered this question when they first introduced Hershey’s Kisses in 1907…

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Geoffrey Van
Shaken Cucumber Salad (拍黄瓜)

Light and refreshing, shaken (or, traditionally, smashed) cucumber salads can be found in every Chinese kitchen. It’s a near-miracle that so physically vigorous a process can yield such delicately nuanced morsels. Ordo ab chao.

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Geoffrey Van
Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

Summer. Salad Season.

This classic vinaigrette is phenomenally straightforward and positively delectable. Because great greens deserve delicious dressings. It’s shelf-stable at room temperature and rivals store-bought dressings for convenience.

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Geoffrey Van
Jimmy Nardello’s Peppers

The year is 1887.
Giuseppe and Angella Nardiello set sail from the Italian village of Ruoti to the United States of America. They settle in Naugatuck, Connecticut, where they promptly plant a garden, including the seed of a long, sweet, and thin-skinned pepper…

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Geoffrey Van
Fresh-Pickled Carrots

As the weather gets hot, we turn to cool ways of preparing food. From sandwiches to side-dishes, freshly pickled carrots offer electrolyte-loaded refreshment in a splash of crunchy color. A friend in your fridge. A summer staple.

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Geoffrey Van