I Hate to Cook, and I’m Not Ashamed to Say It

The classic I Hate to Cook Book turns 50, and a line up of writers, take-out lovers, novelists, and bloggers express their vitriol of kitchenly duties.

Tinto de Verano

The unofficial Spanish summer sipper. Just as much a classic as that other wine-based libation from Spain, Tinto de Verano is the cocktail the Spanish keep all to themselves.

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A Whole Lotta Gelatta, er, Gelato

Ah, gelato. The same ingredients as ice cream but, oh, how much richer, creamier, and just plain insanely satiating it is. Pick your favorite gelato flavor here.

Michel Richard’s Peach Slaw

Renee, a sucker for the crates of summer stone fruits at the farmers market, shares what to do with underripe peaches.

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Recipe Poetry or Practicality?

Once again on opposite sides of an issue, Renee and David sound off on what makes for a successfully written recipe: artful language or practicality?

Nasturtiums

Renee writes about the allure of fleurs and her undying passion for nasturtiums, one of the greenmarket’s most colorful edible flowers.

Strawberry Jam

This quick refrigerator jam doesn’t require canning and processing and preserving. It just requires strawberries, sugar, a pot, and a fridge.

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Pea Shoots

An ardent pea shoot aficionado divulges her favorite bling come spring–a simple, sprightly salad that flaunts the sweeter side of these cute, curly shoots.

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All Hail the Mighty Egg

Perfectly cooked sunnyside-up eggs are a passion for many people. Here we get plenty of serving suggestions from chefs, cooks, and cookbook authors.

Earth Day | Conscious Cuisine

Nine books, all geared to get you thinking about how to eat and live more consciously, is a great way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Earth Day.

Mother Earth’s Interpreter

Alice Waters, an icon of all things sustainable, local, and seasonal, chats with our own Renee Schettler Rossi about her new book, In The Green Kitchen.

Ramps

It wasn’t until a chef shared her ramps recipe that this longtime greenmarket goer started feeling the garlicky, leek-y love. And oh, how!

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An Ode to a Microplane

Some of our favorite food bloggers and Leite’s Culinaria recipe testers post their love letters to the kitchen tools they adore without limit or shame.

Hot Chocolate: Thick or Thin?

How do you take your hot chocolate? Thick or thin? David Leite and Renee Schettler are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but one recipe satisfies both.

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