Coming home with the right ingredients and stocking the essentials are key to fun and easy cooking.
We have an advantage in living in one of the food-friendly cities, Boston, with an open-air market. Several other cities have similar resources. But but itself, such a market is not necessary to having the right stuff in the pantry and refrigerator.
We'll put stories here of local color. Mostly, this page will have suggestions for shopping seasonally, shopping the supermarkets and speciality stores, and a bit of growing your own goodies.
The fun part is keeping the right foods and fixings handy. You should be able to turn out a damned good meal for one or two or eight in a short time.