Unless you’ve seen wannabe chefs tackle the challenge of cooking with it on Food Network's Chopped, or you’re a farmers market connoisseur, you’ve probably never even heard of it.

There's a reason everyone seems to glow in the summertime: uber-fresh goodies from the farmers market!

As a restaurant critic, I hope my reviews don’t sound like broken records—that I’m not recommending the same dishes at different restaurants.

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On a lazy summer day at the beach, we dug clams and cooked them on a camp stove as the sun tracked across a cloudless sky.