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A’ Tavola: Love and Family in the Kitchen

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As the red and green of the winter holidays fade away, imagine those colors coming back into focus as slices of green and red jalapeños in the kitchen of A’Tavola Gourmet Marketplace and Café in Boise. These vibrant ingredients sit in large mixing bowls waiting for A’Tavola’s owner, Lisa Peterson, to gently press them into glass jars for pickling. 

Peterson works off an old family recipe … Read More

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Good Asparagus Hunting

Photo by Guy Hand

In 1993, my Aunt Patsy introduced this former city girl to the sport of asparagus hunting. We left her house on a cloudy spring evening and started what was to be my “maiden search” through the farmlands near Twin Falls. Time seemed to stand still as we hunted with Patsy’s three dogs following along behind us. It started to rain, but the minute we talked about … Read More

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A First Sip of Spring: Rhubarb

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Long before the first bluebird sighting, the first local asparagus, or the first of the wild morels to quietly materialize along the Snake River, we have rhubarb.

Here at the base of the Tetons, rhubarb is the first sign of spring. It makes its appearance in late April when the winter storms are still rolling through. By mid-May, the sour, blushing stalks are tall enough to … Read More

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Chicken Curry Warms the Soul

A trip to India couldn’t be easier. This Indian twist on a family staple, chicken brings the exotic flavors of fenugreek, garam masala and cumin to your kitchen. I asked my friend, Jyotika Bahree to share a recipe from her native India. She sent me the following that I pass on to you. Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients. as a they are readily available at a well … Read More

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