Category Archives: Bookshelf

Culinary Heirloom: The Cricket Tea Room Cook Book

By Christopher Matthews It’s funny sometimes how the mind works, and how certain thoughts can lead to action. The subject of this post — The Cricket Tea Room Cook Book — was co-authored by my Great-Great Aunt, Tona Webb Perry, and served … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: The Ramps Cookbook…

By Kathryn Matthews …and we’re in it! Our photographs of harvesting and preparing ramps at our upstate farmhouse (taken by Christopher) and glimpses of his secret backwoods foraging spot (pages 2-3); and, my ramps recipe, Wok-Braised Ramps, (pages 26-27), are featured … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews on…Chris Matthews (and JFK)

By Christopher Matthews Sharing a name with a media celebrity can, well, suck. And ever since Chris Matthews, the political pundit, author,  journalist and one-time staffer for Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill,  hit the air waves with his political … Continue reading

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The Puppy That Came For Christmas

By Kathryn Matthews “I’d been taking some herbs, agnus castus and black cohosh….I had changed my diet to take more foods rich in folic acid…  I’d also contracted a charity called Baby Makers, who support people having difficulty getting pregnant….” … Continue reading

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Bake It Yourself: Yeasted Breads

By Kathryn Matthews I was surprised when I finally held a copy of Simply Great Breads by Hudson Valley baker Daniel Leader (with Lauren Chattman) in my hands.  I figured it would be a hefty coffee table-type paean to artisanal … Continue reading

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