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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I didn’t find the ultimate Salade Niçoise in Nice. Actually, despite ordering it four or five times, I didn’t find it anywhere in the South of France, where we vacationed a few weeks ago. My fault. I ordered my favorite salad in casual outdoor cafés, where […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork For a food lover, whether you’re doing a road trip to another part of your state or flying to another continent, tasting regional specialties and visiting local markets are highlights of travel. Steve and I just returned from three weeks in the South of France and […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Our local farmers’ markets are burgeoning with beautiful, red-ripe and scrumptious strawberries right now. So, I was inspired to bake me a strawberry dessert. Strawberry Cream Puffs are light clouds of eggy dough, crisp on the outside, with a creamy filling inside, and juicy sliced strawberries […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork This Memorial Day, we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America. Among them are my uncle who was killed in action in Italy during World War II, and my brother-in-law who died in Vietnam. This day of […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork A frosty pitcher of homemade lemonade is welcome refreshment on a sweltering day, but sometimes, I just want a glassful. Here’s the problem: If I make a whole pitcher, I’ll end up drinking all of it, over the course of days. And since so much sugar […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork My best memory of English peas is of shelling them on a sunny day in the courtyard of a country house in France. Our friend Carol, owner of the house, lives in a small town outside of Bordeaux. I don’t remember what she did with the […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork I never had fresh asparagus until I moved to the Mainland. Growing up in Hawaii years ago, asparagus only came in cans—and we considered it a treat. Of course, that’s no longer true today. In fact, in addition to importing fresh asparagus from the Mainland, some […]

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By Sandy Hu The latest from Inside Special Fork Since I love setting the table for all the holidays, I’ve been thinking about what to do for Easter. It’s just a dinner for our family, but I still want to create a festive mood. This year, I’ve decided to make very simple Easter bunnies from […]

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