It’s increasingly possible to shop exclusively at farmers markets, but cooks chasing specific flavors sometimes still have to visit the supermarket. For example, the Rev. Joseph Tedesco of Mepkin Abbey says the buttery character of Ritz Crackers (or their generic equivalent) is critical to this summery squash casserole, which also incorporates hot sauce and Cheddar cheese.

— Hanna Raskin

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