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Last week marked the final installment of our Kitchen Cabinet series, in which local home cooks skilled in various global cuisines shared recipes from their personal repertoires. The goal at the outset was to resolve the common complaint that there isn't any international food in Charleston,…

Khichdi is so fundamental to Indian cuisine that it’s one of the first solid foods that many Indian babies eat. But when word recently circulated on social media that the Indian government planned to assign the title of “national dish” to the spiced rice-and-beans, backlash was immediate.

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 t…

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