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Welcome to July—the days are hot, the markets are bursting, and our new issue is on stands now. It’s a great time of year.
This issue we're celebrating the art of the gather—friend and family around a long summer table. We've got recipes for the most amazing Southern-style ribs (that can be made in your oven, should the weather turn wet). Our cover shows a traditional Grand Aioli feast, from the South of France, and there's a delicious recipe for a barley BLT bowl if you're looking for something cool and easy on these hot days.
Also in this issue, the extraordinary jams of Ayako Gordon, a Skagit Valley farm that is incubating the next generation of local farmers, the amazing Thai food of Little Uncle, and our growing love for France's favorite summer wine.
July and August are the time of year a lot of us live for around here—sunny days, picnic blankets, berries and stone fruit in the markets. It's time to enjoy the season, we hope you join us.