Best Cookbooks for July 2015

Can a cookbook alter evermore the course of your existence? We certainly think so. Here are the ones changing our lives.

Best New(ish) Cookbooks

Curious about the books that keep us up late at night, that we trust more than our spouses, that we just can’t put down? They’re here.

Best Food Scenes in Movies

Get ready to add to your Netflix queue with 100-plus romantic, kooky, strange, or otherwise memorable food moments in movies.

Drinking with Men

Writer Rosie Schaap defends a woman’s inalienable right to pull up a barstool and drink alongside the best of the gents.

How to Be Fat

Augusten Burroughs refers to this essay of his as “How to Be Fat.” We prefer to think of it as “How to Be Beautiful.”

My Fig-Thieving Ways

Being obsessed with fresh figs means you’ll do anything to satisfy your insatiable appetite for them. Well, almost anything.

Food Freedom

Come dusk on the fourth of July, we have a different sort of recipe for celebrating Independence Day.

Where’s the Beef?

A flexitarian keen to make friends in her new town sorta commits to buying a side of beef from a local rancher. Much musing ensues.

A Father’s Frown

Lisa McNamara divulges how she finally learned to appease her overly critical father through food. Recipe not included.

My Rum-Soaked Birthdays

Leah Odze Epstein recalls what she remembers most about birthdays growing up, and it has everything to do with cake.

Eating Alone in Italy

While traveling in Tuscany, Lynne Curry learns the unexpected and underrated pleasures of dining tutto solo.

Fertility Flank Steak

Stephanie Lucianovic tells how the grande dame of French cuisine knocked her up…via a recipe she’s dubbed “fertility flank steak.”

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Suddenly Unemployed

Garrett McCord finds himself suddenly unemployed—and seeking solace in a pot of steamed mussels. Things could be worse.

Flan in a Can

Michael Procopio’s midlife crisis prompts him to think creatively in terms of using empty cat food cans. Shame he doesn’t have cats.

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