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Meet the Wild Allium Family

We got to the root of this group's most famous members: onion, garlic and shallot By BCFA Special Correspondent Courtney Linder Much like a French Mirepoix, the best things in life include carrots, onion, and celery. We're imagining comforting chicken soups,...

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Meet the Humble Carrot

Sure, the days feel shorter than ever, as the sun crests behind the hills in Eastern Pennsylvania at around 4:30 p.m. or so, but that doesn't mean that your cooking has to become equally dreary. Really, the dark, cold nights are an incredible excuse to bust out the stockpot and whip up a hearty Irish-style beef stew with maple and stout, or a pile of roasted root vegetables, seasoned well and caramelized on a sheet pan in the oven. Maybe even a carrot tart with ricotta and feta will feel just indulgent enough.

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