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Sumac, a Singular Source

When much else is turning brown in mid-fall, count on this crimson berry to blaze a trail to possibilities in the kitchen. LOTF columnist Kate Munning reports from field and brew pot on its vinegary, tart and citrusy soul.

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Kate Munning manages communications for The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. She is a curious cook, gardener and bon vivant who tends a small but mighty food forest on Schooley’s Mountain and orchestrates farm dinners at The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm. From perilla to pawpaws, she fears no fruit or vegetable.


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