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Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

How to Harvest Wild Rice

By Frank and Christian Pezzutto

A few late-summer days on the lake can garner you pounds of nutritious grain for your winter storehouse.

Cooking with Kudzu

By Maggie Bullington

Make the best of this invasive vine by using its fragrant flower clusters in brightly colored treats.

Homestyle Chicken Recipes

By Valerie Boese

Grill, bake, and fry a bird every which way with these classic chicken recipes.

So Much More Than Just Bread

By Keba M Hitzeman

Check out all the delicious food you can make with your sourdough starter, including cinnamon buns and much more!


How to Order a Side of Beef

By Meredith Leigh

Check out this advice from an artisan butcher and our readers on how to buy meat in bulk.

Preparing to Preserve

By Rebecca Martin

Read one editor's reminiscences on growing up in a farm family and preserving food for the rest of the year.

Cucumber Salads for Summer

By Andrea Chesman

Embrace summer’s bounty of cukes with these refreshing salad recipes.

The Sour Power of Sumac

By Richard Albert-Matesz

Discover why this ready-to-forage fruit has long been a staple in kitchens and pantries around the world.

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