Spanish Stamp

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.

Tornado

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

Coke and Peanuts

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

Julia Child French Chef

Julia Child: What I Have Learned

The American doyenne of French cooking expounds upon what she learned during a lifetime of cooking—and thinking—at the stove.

Mechanical Monkey

One Anxiety Attack, Hold the Fries

For some, a trip to a fast-food condiment counter is no whoop. For author Daniel Smith, it’s nothing short of a panic attack.

Hammock

The Best Summer of My Life

Israeli writer Meir Shalev recounts with wry humor and great love the long, zany days spent on his grandparents’ farm in Nahalal.

Red Leather Banquettes

The Essential Bistro

An unabashedly biased look at what makes the bistro such an essential–and quintessential–social sanctuary.

Lonely Grill

Urban Grilling

When city dwellers attempt to recreate a backyard barbecue in a public park, is it truly urban grilling? Or is it barbecue blasphemy?

Garden Faith Durand

Eat Local. Kill a Weed.

The incredible edible…weed? Faith Durand recounts how her freshman gardening season hazed her with leafy surprises.

Longest Hot Dog

Three (Generations of) Guys a-Laughing

A collection of sillily subversive poems reminds one dad just how meaningful a shared laugh between father and son can be.

Tools

My One and Only Spatula

Rick Casner muses on the magic of certain inanimate objects after falling–hard–for an everyday utensil.

Napoleon

Pastry Paris

In Paris, everything looks like dessert. Everything. Or so sees Susan Hochbaum, who finds sweet muses at every turn.

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