About Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins

Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins

Nancy Jenkins has been a food writer since the 1980s, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Food & Wine, among many other publications. Sara Jenkins is the chef and owner of Porsena restaurant in New York’s East Village. She has been featured in Bon Appétit and on NPR and contributes regularly to The Atlantic’s food blog. The Jenkinses have lived in Italy and on the Mediterranean, at least part-time, since the 1970s. The Four Seasons of Pasta is their first cookbook together. @nancyharjenkins @porchettanyc

A tangle of fettuccine with scallops finished with lemon zest and chervil on a brown plate.

Fettuccine with Scallops

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