Adventures of a Truffle Dog
There's something about an early winter forest that brings out the adventurer in every dog – and when you add truffles to the scene, the ultimate companion for woodland discoveries is my canine pal, Rico.
Andrew Scrivani Photography
Blue Hills, Stone Barns
Bumps in the Soup
My Aunt Dorothy would have been the first to tell you that she wasn’t a cook. It’s what she told me when I asked her to describe the Slovenian recipes I remember her preparing when I was growing up. But that can’t be right. I know this because, in a long-ago kitchen inside my mind, I can see myself sitting at a speckled Formica table spooning up a fragrant elixir so powerful it could transform even the bleakest day into something good and true.
Justice Stewart is a real neighborhood guy. On weekdays, he works at his construction job in Brooklyn. On weekends (and during every other minute of free time), he’s a creative cook, avid fisherman, fanatical food blogger – and executive producer of an online TV show called Neighborhood Chefs.
Farmer Alf Bexfield, Age 100
“It is unlikely that any generation in history has seen the changes that my generation has,” says Alf Bexfield just days before his 100th birthday. “I can vividly remember my dad, James Scarlet Bexfield, driving oxen!”
Midnight in the Bronx
So You Think You Want to be an Organic Gardener?
Then, she says, “One of my favorite quotes from myself is: ‘If you told me I was going to be a farmer with four kids, I would’ve said, ‘What drug are you on?’” But she has never been on any drugs that I am aware of. So, ultimately, my question is this: How does an intellectual, professional woman break standards so unconventionally by doing something so traditional?