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Recipe Thu Jul 09 2009

Salad of Two Ingredients: Mesclun + Raspberries

Mesclun and Raspberries

I wanted a quick salad tonight with what was in my fridge. I had the luck to be mistaken at a farmers market this week for someone who often buys the Asian mesclun mix from Green Acres. And at that moment, I knew which greens I was going to buy.

My raspberries from Seedling had a bit of tartness, which bridged the gap to the mustardy and bright flavor of the mesclun. Their sweetness paired brilliantly, too, with the greens. I've often wished for my berries to make it home unharmed. This time, they got all smashed up. Luckily, this made their juices run quite a bit, which made for quite a nice salad dressing.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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