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I’ve been a staff writer for the New York Times food section, publications director of the American Institute of Wine & Food, a founding director of Oldways Preservation Trust, and the author of many, many articles in many, many publications, as well as eight books about food and a few about other subjects. Find my full bio on my website, nancyharmonjenkins.com.Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. Never miss an update.

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Nancy Harmon Jenkins
Writer, traveler, cook, story teller, food historian, author of eight food books and many articles for major international publications. Now back home in Maine after traveling the world, I follow the good food that makes Maine a fine place to be.
Mary Miller
Life on the Coast of Maine.... in the day to day world of village life