Let’s eat something crunchy

Photo by Lans Christensen

When autumn begins, it feels fun to pull your sweaters and mittens out of storage, and it feels fun to eat soft warm foods like stews and braises.

But now it’s February, and cold weather has ceased to be amusing. Likewise, hot soupy starchy foods have become tedious. Everyone I know is making crunchy salads. My friend Anne Young has been eating citrus and bitter greens. My friend and neighbor Janet Graaff recently came by to borrow dill seeds to sprinkle on a salad that included fennel and carrots and something else, I’ve forgotten what but it was crunchy.

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