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Shira Bocar

Shira Bocar

Food Editor, Whole Living

Shira Bocar spends most days developing recipes for Whole Living or styling food at photo shoots. Before joining Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2004, she cooked in restaurants and worked as a recipe tester. Her favorite ingredient is olive oil, and she can't live without freshly ground black pepper at the table. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now calls Brooklyn home.

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Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Kimchi and Quinoa

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Kimchi and Quinoa

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When the temperature outside dips, or in the case of this week, dive-bombs, I seek food that is warming. And …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Kale Egg Sandwich

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Kale Egg Sandwich

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I love an egg sandwich. Especially when the pickings are slim for lunch. Protein rich and just plain comforting, this …

3 O'Clock Snack: Apple With Lemon

3 O'Clock Snack: Apple With Lemon

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Few things can beat a perfectly crisp apple, but a small addition can freshen up this tried and true afternoon …

3 O'Clock Snack: Melon, Black Pepper, and Feta

3 O'Clock Snack: Melon, Black Pepper, and Feta

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I recently shared a dinner with friends at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Pocantico Hills, New York.  The simple combinations …

Cooking with Fire at Stony Creek Farm

Cooking with Fire at Stony Creek Farm

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Despite a growing movement towards getting to know where our food comes from, it’s remarkable how much distance now exists …

The Perfect Salad

The Perfect Salad

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What makes a simple salad sublime…