How to Boil Potatoes ~1856

"In Ireland potatoes are boiled in perfection." This is a beautiful quote that perfectly captures the nostalgia of immigrants. Evidently, there is a real art to boiling potatoes. I feel so provincial, which is ironic considering it's a boiled potato. If you're like me, you've been doing it wrong all these years, but here's the... Continue Reading →

Eating an Artichoke ~1886

Artichokes have a special place in our family. Until a few years ago, we lived outside of Castroville, CA, the self-proclaimed artichoke capital of the world. Every year, they sponsored the artichoke festival, in which they showcased artichoke art, artichoke recipes, a parade, and tours of the artichoke fields. And lots of tacos and mariachi... Continue Reading →

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