January 25, 2006 Food writer T. Susan Chang has been enjoying dumplings since childhood — first at a cheesy, '70s Chinese restaurant, and now in her own home, with her own children. To her, they look like hundreds of tiny stuffed wallets, each filled with the secret promise of all good things.
January 18, 2006 Cooking a steak right on the wood coals in your fireplace will surely put a bit of sizzle in your evening -- not to mention a delicious steak on your table. Food writer Betsy Block explains how.
January 11, 2006 Food writer Gabriella Gershenson may have bowed to workplace pressures and kept her love of prunes a secret. But in the kitchen, it's a different story. Far Breton, a traditional French currant and prune flan, is an elegant and delicious way to enjoy dried plums.
January 4, 2006 Writer Christina Eng longs for the days when the weather turns wild. It provides the perfect excuse to make rich, satisfying soups -- and remember other places, other times.
December 28, 2005 Scallops' refined taste and pearly whiteness make them a favorite holiday treat, writes food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier. And easy scallop mango tartlets are a perfect way to kick off the new year.
December 21, 2005 For no-nonsense foood writer Bonny Wolf, Hanukkah dinner is always the same: latkes and brisket. And no matter much brisket she makes or how many potato pancakes she fries, there are never any leftovers.
December 14, 2005 Kitchen Window editor Beth Donovan recalls how too many Christmases stuck in the kitchen led her to a simple yet festive holiday colors dinner: spinach pasta with red sauce and a chocolate and candy cane cake.
December 7, 2005 To find the perfect holiday cookie, some bakers consult magazines and cookbooks and test recipes all year long in hopes of creating the perfect mix of beauty, flavor and ease of preparation. For one writer, a tri-color butter cookie roll won this year.
November 30, 2005 Mussels cooked in calvados with shallots, bacon and mushrooms sounds more like something to order on a menu than cook at home. Anthony Bourdain sent the recipe to this food writer, and she's got the tips to make it easy.
November 23, 2005 More reviled than broccoli and as intimidating as artichokes, Brussels sprouts are a favorite of unabashed Belgiophile Howard Yoon. He offers a spririted defense of the vegetables that he says "can delight the senses with their nutty, woodsy flavor."
November 16, 2005 If there was a turkey on the first Thanksgiving table -- and it's not clear there was --- it was a wild turkey, a very distant relative of that bird in the supermarket case today. Food essayist Bonny Wolf suggests going wild this Thanksgiving, with wild mushroom soup, wild rice stuffing, and yes, a wild turkey.
November 9, 2005 Writer Afi-Odelia Scruggs once identified mafe, the hearty West African peanut butter stew, with a personal narrative of her life with Africans. Instead, she discovered the real story is one of her own changing identity as a black American.
November 2, 2005 Parisienne food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier adapts a Moroccan celebratory pie to create a seaonal pear tart. At once traditional and original, it's easy to prepare and makes a lovely presentation.
October 26, 2005 Halloween is right up there with New Year's Eve and the Super Bowl for grown-up parties. But what to serve when candy corn alone just won't do? Food essayist Bonny Wolf has a menu to make a Druid smile.
October 19, 2005 When a well-regarded chef gave food writer, blogger, harried mother Betsy Block his recipe for a root vegetable cassoulet, she nearly balked: It has so many steps and ingredients. But she broke it down, fit it around the carpool and wowed a crowd. You can too.
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