January 16, 2013 It may not be as sexy as farro, as healthy as quinoa or as versatile as oats. But barley has a lot more going for it than being malted for beer or being dumped in a soup. Its versatility shines in salads, soup — even risotto.
January 9, 2013 Who says you need a smoothie to feel great? Food writer Eve Turow says she'd rather gnaw than swish her way back to health after the indulgent holidays. Ingredients like ginger, tamarind and coconut are good for much more than so-called "detox" drinks.
January 2, 2013 You don't have to be a hunter (or know one) to master meals of boar, rabbit, venison, alligator and other game. Home cooks can find many of these meats — wild or farm-raised — at markets or online.
December 26, 2012 Want a little more kick to your cocktail? Rina Rapuano explains how to infuse your liquor with citrus, spices and more. She shares recipes from some serious spirit-makers — for Mandarin Tea Vodka, Pecan-Infused Rye and Pineapple-Habanero Tequila.
December 19, 2012 Dealing with varied dietary restrictions may seem daunting and can add yet another complication to this glorious yet hectic season. Don't fret. Keep it simple, fresh and real with these gluten-free and vegetarian — and even some vegan — options.
December 12, 2012 Spiced cookies shaped like windmills or villagers mark celebrations of St. Nicholas (or Sinterklaas) — and remind food writer Emily Hilliard of childhood visits with her grandmother. These speculaas even spawned a "cookie butter" that makes a festive base for a decadent pie.
December 5, 2012 The pressure cookers of a generation or two ago stoked fear with their explosive reputation. But don't let those bygone notions keep you from bringing faster, more flavorful meals to the table.
November 28, 2012 Think outside the bag of white flour that's ubiquitous in the kitchen this time of year. These delights are naturally flour-free yet still utterly delicious.
November 21, 2012 A fresh hot meal is a thing of beauty when you're having a tough go of things, and can literally bring tears to people's eyes. But a full freezer? That's money in the bank. So when it comes to feeding people in need, an extra meal for the freezer can be the best gift of all.
November 14, 2012 You can do better than cans of cranberry sauce, pumpkin and cream of mushroom soup in your Thanksgiving recipes. Turkey Day meals average 3,000 calories. Make. Them. Count.
November 6, 2012 Let's first toast the season with steaming mugs of hot cider and glasses of sparkling hard cider. Then, let's start cooking. Cider isn't just good to drink. It can play the starring role in both sweet and savory dishes.
October 31, 2012 When T. Susan Chang was young, her mother would make egg soup for her when she got sick. Now, the food writer poaches a few eggs from her chickens' nests to make these soups when her kids get the sniffles.
October 24, 2012 Eating offal isn't a fringe idea these days — fine-dining restaurants are serving nose-to-tail cuisine and charging a lot of money for it. But getting kids to eat blood pudding and beef hearts might take some salesmanship, and this spooky season can help.
October 17, 2012 During her childhood, says food writer Monica Bhide, the whistle of the pressure cooker always signaled that a comforting lentil dish would be on the dinner table. But you don't need a pressure cooker to make these protein-packed, flavorful dishes.