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Got Gouda?

Don’t forget about the cheese… and cured meats… and antipasti! Just in time for your 4th of July soirees, eSS intern, Meridith Lippard, shares her experience on a recent trip to Hingham’s Bloomy Rind. Stay tuned for her follow up post to the last South Shore Locavore meeting all about  – you guessed it – […]

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Devour the Enemy, Part 2

by Paula Marcoux Unless you are Colombian, you’re probably unfamiliar with the delicious chicken and potato stew called ajiaco; but, then again, if you’re a farmer here in southeastern New England, chances are that you are more than acquainted with its distinctive ingredient, Galinsoga parviflora. Where it has been introduced (usually in a load of […]

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Local, Healthy and Soul-Satisfying

by edible South Shore Intern, Meri Lippard  On a cold and dreary May day, Sauchuk Farmstand in Plympton, MA seemed like the place to get my fix of summer eating. The quintessential summer food in New England is corn, but tomatoes are the close runner up. All the produce used in my salad recipe is […]

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Pudding on Airs: Delmonico Pudding

by Paula Marcoux Back to the Plymouth Antiquarian Society archives for another mid-nineteenth-century recipe. Somehow “Delmonico Pudding” radiated from America’s toniest, most exciting, restaurant into an anonymous Plymouth Antiquarian Society manuscript, where it shares a page a bit uncomfortably with some local stalwarts (“Snow Jelly” and “Molasses Cookies”). Opening in the 1830s in Manhattan, Delmonico’s […]

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SSL Wrap Up: Drink Local

Did you hear? eSS has a new intern! Read all about Meri’s first experience at a South Shore Locavore gathering below (girl takes copious notes!). To be or not to be a Locavore?, that is the question I asked myself on the drive over to the Beal House in Kingston, MA where the Locavore meeting […]

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

adorable photo borrowed from THIS blog Okay, so none of us are enjoying all this rain. We don’t want to complain, but darn it we want to play outside! There are many that like to say the rain is good for crops, but you kind of have to wonder… “Is there such thing as too […]

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SSL Wrap Up: Raw Food

In keeping with edible South Shore’s spring issue, last week’s South Shore Locavore Gathering was all about RAW FOOD. I have dabbled in the raw diet as a “cleanse” but was always pretty sure I wasn’t “doing it right”, so I was excited to learn more about it. I won’t bore you with a full […]

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Local Fare: Wood’s Seafood

edible South Shore Bits & Bytes contributor, Mike Sadler, summarizes his trip to Wood’s Seafood in Plymouth. Reader be warned the pictures below may ruin your attempts at trying to eat healthy after an indulgent Easter weekend! Ahoy matey, can you say fresh seafood? Wood’s Seafood is as fresh as you can get! Their scallops, […]

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Lard and Clear: Extraordinary Rendering (Lard!)

by Paula Marcoux Alert readers have requested advice on rendering lard. Like me, they have purchased some or all of a local pig for the freezer, and they’d like to make best use of the “parts”. (I can easily imagine that, of a pig acquired last fall, many of the easy-to-recognize items – your pork […]

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Fannie’s Last Supper

An Edible Book Review! Welcome new eSS blog contributor Michelle Talisesky! Her first post is a thoughtful review of Chris Kimball’s (of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country) new release Fannie’s Last Supper. Michelle has her own food blog, Savory Flavors, where she regularly posts delicious and detailed recipes. Fannie’s Last Supper: a Book Reviewby Michelle Talisesky Fannie […]

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