A cheese-and-cracker snack is sustenance during the hard work of packing up the kitchen. And after you've moved, a meaningful meal can help make your new place feel like home.
May 14, 2014 Whether it's across town or across the ocean, moving is unsettling. But re-creating a meaningful meal — one that connects us to childhood, traditions or travels — can make us feel at home anywhere.
May 7, 2014 When you're at the farmers market, look at the seasonal produce as potential drink, as well as dinner, material. What goes into a craft cocktail? For starters, fresh juice, fruits and herbs.
April 30, 2014 With these ice cream desserts, it's the construction, not the cooking, that counts. They're a teensy bit fancy, but not too dressed up for a picnic or a barbecue.
April 23, 2014 The Australian state known for its marsupial "devil" has a local food scene that might be described as heavenly. If you can't try it person, get a taste with these Tasmania-inspired recipes.
A salmon fillet cooked sous vide, with miso-ginger glaze, gets a crisp finish under a broiler or torch flame.
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April 16, 2014 This cooking method — a strange mix of the precise and the forgiving — means never having to worry about rubbery, overcooked meats. But mind your eyebrows while you're holding the blowtorch.
April 9, 2014 Passover's ceremonious meal can take a very long time. Small bites with traditional ingredients can help sustain dinner guests, with a nod to the holiday's meaning and to the spirit of hospitality.
April 2, 2014 This sesame-seed paste isn't just for making hummus and that tangy sauce on your falafel. Like butter or mayo but with a nutty kick, it's a rich addition to baked goods, a warm salad and more.
March 26, 2014 What do lemony aioli, red pepper sauce and herb gravy have in common? These versions owe their smooth, creamy consistency to nuts. Even if you're vegan or gluten-free, they've got you covered.
March 19, 2014 Like an international secret agent, the zest of tangerines and mandarins and oranges finds its way into Szechuan stir-fries, Mesopotamian couscous and Iberian sweets.
March 12, 2014 The typical green-themed cookie or cupcake is no match for these alcohol-infused treats. Celebrate with Kahlua cake, a mint-liqueur milkshake, wine-soaked fruit salad or beer-glazed bacon candy.
The best quality salt cod typically is sold as nearly white whole fillets, 2 or more inches thick in the thickest parts, often packed in coarse salt in wooden boxes.
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March 5, 2014 Why eat preserved cod when fresh is so readily available? The salt transforms it into savory, complex comfort food, and nearly every country bordering the Atlantic Ocean has a version of it.
February 26, 2014 On the day of indulgence before the austere season of Lent, celebrate as you're meant to: with a hearty helping of dough and fat.
February 19, 2014 They're creamy, delicious, full of nutrients — and, as a crop, they have a complex history. But banana enthusiast Laura B. Weiss keeps it simple in her appreciation of America's No. 1 fruit, with sweet suggestions for breakfast and dessert.
February 12, 2014 These edible treasures would be too pretty to eat — if they weren't so delicious. Bake a batch of gingerbread or shortbread hearts, bedeck them with royal icing — and if it suits your mood, break them in half before devouring them.
February 5, 2014 Books published in the 19th and early 20th centuries brought Amanda Moniz back to a food career she thought she had left behind. Inspired by their recipes — and, she says, by their pursuit of independence through cooking and writing — the former pastry chef sets a table for Black History Month.
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