How to Be Fat

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.”

Figs

My Fig-Thieving Ways

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

Fireworks

Food Freedom

We have a different sort of recipe for celebrating Independence Day. And it’s all about many of us celebrate freedom through food.

Beef Chart

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.

Lisa McNamara and Dad

A Father’s Frown

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

Mom with Daughter

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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Mussels in Beer

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 Recipe

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

Freezer Diet

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

Empty Table

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.