November 28, 2007 Almost every Thanksgiving for 50 years, Kevin Weeks' father has made eggnog and aged it until Christmas — making it almost impossible to detect the alcohol. Weeks shares his family's recipe.
November 21, 2007 Sometimes called Chesapeake white gold, the Chesapeake oyster has a flavor and texture that begs connoisseurs to come back and shuck just a few more. Kendra Bailey Morris explores the debate over how best to enjoy them and shares a few options.
November 14, 2007 What goes with turkey and gravy, cranberry sauce, yams and mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie? For Thanksgiving, that most American holiday, Cyrus Musiker advises trying wines from across the United States.
November 6, 2007 No matter how it's prepared, breaking into a dumpling's not-yet-unveiled center summons the excitement of a pile of brightly wrapped birthday presents. Deb Perelman shares her love and a few recipes for the dumpling's many varieties.
October 31, 2007 Considered a sacred crop by the Incas, quinoa has been classified as a "super crop" by the United Nations because of its high protein content. Quinoa plants produce nutty, earthy-tasting kernels that are great in pilafs, soups and porridges.
October 24, 2007 Forget the Reese's Pieces and Tootsie Rolls: This year, appease the malevolent spirits roaming the earth on All Souls' Eve with soul cakes. T. Susan Chang shares the story of and a recipe for the sweet and steaming treats.
October 17, 2007 Considered the diamond of dates, Medjools are prized for their large size, extraordinary sweetness and chewy texture. For blogger Susan Russo, there are few foods as delectable as fresh Medjools. She shares her favorite ways of enjoying them.
An array of sweets awaits author Shomial Ahmad when she returns home to Fort Worth, Texas, to celebrate the end of Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr.
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October 10, 2007 This is a sweet time of year for Muslims. Literally. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting. In Pakistan, it is called the "festival of sweets." Shomial Ahmad shares some of her favorite Eid treats.
October 3, 2007 A clean, safe and sustainable seafood option, canned wild salmon is also high in omega-3s. Betsy Block explains why it's preferable to other kinds of salmon and tuna, and shares a few ways to get the healthy fish into your family's diet.
September 26, 2007 Whether because of its Mr. Potato Head looks or its befuddling nature, eggplant gets a bad rap. When it's bad, it's very, very bad: soggy, bitter and rubbery. But given the right vehicle, eggplant can show off its versatility and velvety texture.
September 19, 2007 In New Mexico — the largest producer of chiles in the United States — the spicy peppers are more than just a crop: They're a culture, a way of life. And this time of year, the aroma of roasting chiles permeates the air throughout the state.
September 12, 2007 The fish taco is to San Diego what the Philly cheese steak is to Philadelphia or the lobster roll is to Maine. Susan Russo, a transplant to the city, extols the virtues of the food with a humble appearance yet bliss-inducing capabilities.
September 5, 2007 After inheriting her grandmother's recipe box, April Fulton reveled in making one of her favorite childhood desserts: lemon-lime icebox cake. But she wanted to capture the cake's essence without resorting to commercial mixes.
August 29, 2007 From its humble beginnings as Hamburg steak or "salt beef" favored by European immigrants to the United States, the burger has morphed into an all-American dish with countless varieties. Kevin Weeks shares some of his favorites.
August 22, 2007 As a 6-year-old, T. Susan Chang experienced her first culinary fiasco: a funnel cake gone horribly wrong. Thirty years passed before she dared once again to make the decadent spirals of deep-fried batter sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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