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Kathy Gunst is a James Beard award winning food journalist. She is the Resident Chef for NPR's Here and Now, heard on more than 450 public radio stations, and the author of 15 cookbooks. Based in southern Maine, she teaches food writing and cooking all over the country. 'Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share' from Chronicle Books is her latest cookbook.


A soup swap is a good way to bring together friends and family for a chance to exchange recipes and share a meal. Credit: Copyright 2016 Yvonne Duivenvoorden

I don't know about you, but this election knocked me off my feet. More than ever, I feel a strong need for community. Since

Buttercrunch. Credit: Kathy Gunst

Have you ever looked at a Twitter stream for more than a few seconds? Just this morning, I called up my Tweet Deck with

Beach plum jelly. Credit: Kathy Gunst

Thirty seven years ago, I met a man on an island off Cape Cod, Mass., and we had a summer romance. We made fish

A fish taco from Nebo Lodge. Credit: Kathy Gunst

It wasn't until we got off the ferry on North Haven, Maine, and started to move on island time that I realized just how

Garlic scapes. Credit: Kathy Gunst

Gardening is an act of faith. If I take care of my plants, water them and feed them compost, the perennials will come back

Summer Egg Salad. Credit: Kathy Gunst

This is the first spring in quite a while that our family hasn't had a flock of laying hens. When we first moved to

A wall of Ferran Adrià's drawings on display as part of the "Notes on Creativity" exhibit. Credit: Kathy Gunst

What is art? And where do the culinary arts fit into the spectrum of what is referred to as "art?" These are questions I asked

The ingredients for Noodle Kugel With Raisins, Apricots and Slivered Almonds. Credit: Kathy Gunst

Let's be honest: Hanukkah never could hold its weight against Christmas. How can any holiday compete with the biggest granddaddy of them all, the