Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska

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Laurie Constantino on TV: Salmon with Rosemary Honey

Salmon with Rosemary Honey on Television

Good Morning Alaska (GMAK) is ABC Alaska’s newest production. Eventually GMAK will be a stand-alone show. For now, it’s aired during Good Morning America. (Just before the hour and half-hour, GMAK runs 5 minute segments of local content.)

Today’s show is the first in a series of cooking segments I’ll be ...

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Cooking Lesson 1: Anchorage Ethnic Markets (Part 4 of 4)

Anastasia Natekina at Eastern European Store & Deli

By Laurie Constantino and Nora Morse

For Cooking Lesson #1, I took Nora Morse to some of my favorite Anchorage ethnic stores. Since April 1, Nora and I have been chatting about the stores we visited. Lesson #1 (all 4 parts) is the first of a series of columns Nora and ...

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Beverly Barker, Queen of the Bees

Earthworks Farm, Palmer, Alaska 2012

“Do you get stung?” The question burst out of me, unbidden, with an edge of bee-phobic panic I tried to hide. I nervously approached Beverly Barker’s door. Bees were everywhere.

“All the time!” Beverly laughed. “I have to expect getting stung.” She explained bees sting when they’re stressed: “The more focused ...

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Kavourmas (Greek Pork Confit) as Made on a Greek Island

Froso and Oregano

In honor of the recent publication of Tastes Like Home’s 2nd Revised Edition, I’m rerunning this article, originally published on November 10, 2007.

Every cook worth her salt has mentors who influence and inspire in different measures. From Froso, I learned the importance of using local ingredients at their seasonal ...

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Special Holiday Dessert Using Pomegranate Juice, Pistachios, and Cardamom

Christmas is coming faster than you’d think, which means Christmas baking season is nearly upon us.

For the last few days, I’ve been working on a fun, new, seasonally appropriate, and colorful Christmas dessert. After several attempts, I’ve finally perfected my recipe for Pomegranate Ice Cream in Pistachio-Cardamom Cookie Sandwiches.

The recipe ...

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Tasty Mediterranean Tart Keeps for Days


Workmen have been at the house for a week replacing our ancient furnaces with a new boiler. For the last five hours they’ve been struggling to run long lengths of pipe through a narrow opening in the basement ceiling’s sheetrock. The sound made by repeatedly pounding and banging on metal ...

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