Val’s Got a Crush: New Cookbooks

Cookbooks are a deeply personal item, selecting the right fit is about choosing the style of food that best resonates with how you like to cook. For me, it’s always starts with fresh, seasonal ingredients.


Nantucket was great, but there’s no place like home. My garden didn’t seem to notice that I was out of town for two weeks—it kept right on growing.

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Sweet Carmel

All it took was a few tweaks to turn the town from a romantic retreat into one of our most treasured family vacations, ever.