December 19, 2007 The first goose that food writer Bonny Wolf made was a disaster, a tough bird swimming in fat. Since then, she has grown to relish the bird's rich, flavorful meat — and its fat — and wants others to learn from her mistakes.
December 12, 2007 As a girl, Susan Russo remembers how every Italian-American woman with any pride started cooking "gravy" — tomato sauce with meat — by breakfast on Sundays so it would be ready for a 2 p.m. meal. Russo shares memories of the Sunday dinners of her childhood.
December 5, 2007 After moving to Kentucky 20 years ago, D. Cameron Lawrence discovered you can't travel far in the state without running into bourbon. There was only one problem: She couldn't stand the stuff — until she met her first chocolate-bourbon ball.
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.
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