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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Best Cookbooks of 2012

Here’s an eclectic and excellent array of the year’s cookbooks, the ones we simply can’t imagine not telling you about.

The Cocktails That Came From Prohibition

There’s a lot of U.S. history they don’t teach you in school. Here’s the true story of what led to our early infatuation with the cocktail.

The Picky Eater and the African Food Fairy

Desperate times call for drastic measures. So when Philip Graham’s son turned into a picky eater, his dad wasn’t above a little bribery.

I Blame Pie

As Beth Howard explains, grieving is a lot like making pie. Except there’s no real recipe. You just sorta make it up as you go.

The Three-Martini Play Date

Kids will be kids. And there’s nothing you can do about that. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through play dates sober.

Heirloom Tomatoes

Tempting as it is to subsist on tomatoes alone this time of year, eventually the need for something—or someone—else rings true.

Food Souvenirs

When it comes to travel, you can take it with you. But then what? Cristin Nelson dishes on the dirty little secret behind food souvenirs.

When Life Hands You Tornadoes, Make Blueberry Muffins

Being a mom and meteorologist don’t always go hand in hand. But as long as there are muffins made from scratch, who cares?

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Coke and Peanuts

Carol Penn-Romine takes us back to her childhood and a secular southern sacrament that’s still solemnly revered.

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