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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Freezer Diet

A home gardener opens her freezer and finds the Give-Winter-The-Finger goods she stashed for her future self last summer.

Table For One

He loves me? He loves me not? When Meg Bortin is stood up for dinner by a dear friend, she’s left to wonder.

Ketchup: A Manifesto

That bottle of Heinz may be more essential than you think—or so Casey Barber asserts, explains, and exhorts.

Taming a Leopard in Lebanon

You may think not speaking the same language as your in-laws would solve all your problems. Not quite. Elizabeth Kelsey explains.

My Berlin Kitchen

When blogger Luisa Weiss, aka The Wednesday Chef, thinks of home, there’s one recipe that comes to mind.

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