Perennial Artisan Ale with a side of toasted ravioli

I was born in St. Louis and lived until I was 7 in a suburb not far from the muddy Mississippi, spending many happy, humid summer nights catching fireflies on its banks. Missouri is not just my own birthplace, though, it’s also the birthplace of the modern brewing industry — a fact that ensured it …

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Thanksgiving recipes: Leftovers beyond the sandwich

What on earth would possess someone (me) with only eight guests to procure a 24-pound turkey? One word: leftovers. They’re the highlight of the holiday and everyone knows it. Years ago I used to feel compelled to pack baggies of turkey and stuffing for my guests, but those days are over. With the exception of …

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Video: The life of the cranberry

There’s more to growing a cranberry than wading into the bog. As part of a video series called, “How Does it Grow,” Nicole Cotroneo Jolly walks you through the cranberry’s life cycle  in just over five minutes. She and her crew visit a New Jersey cranberry farm and show the native American fruit on dry land, in …

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Thanksgiving stuffing recipes are all winners

No matter what you call it — “stuffing” or “dressing” — that bready staple is always a star at the Thanksgiving table. Thanksgiving stuffing recipes are also where many families express their long-held traditions or even their ethnic backgrounds. Our contest winner, selected at random to receive a copy of Rick Rodgers’ “The Big Book of …

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