The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

An existential crisis and a chance supermarket encounter prompt cooking school grad Kathleen Flinn to stumble onto her true calling.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies and Red Cowboy Boots

After devoting decades to (unsuccessfully) replicating her grandmother’s chocolate-chip cookies, Kimberley Lovato discovers that she’s more like her grandma than she’d imagined.

Baby Mommy

Stumbling into Motherhood

Mom Anne Enright sniffs her baby up and down and then holds nothing back as she shares what each precious whiff calls to mind.

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Besotted with Brisket

Why exactly does a flaccid, four-pound, gray-brown piece of beef shaped roughly like the state of Tennessee inspire Proustian prose and evoke deep pleasure?

Easter Eggs

Eggs and Other Easter Oddities

Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to take a hard look at those things we never stop to consider. Jennifer Thompson Trainer takes on an Easter essential.

Sippy Cups

A Manly Man’s Sippy Cup

We’ve all experienced moments of brilliance in which the stars align and the angels sing and we see the everyday anew. Rick Casner shares his most recent revelation.

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Cooking with Scrambled Legs

Having a kid who lacks the strength to stand at the kitchen counter beside her turned Jess Thomson’s world upside down. Here’s how she’s returning her family’s life to right side up.

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New York (Food) Diaries

A recently published collection of journal entries indulges our inner voyeur with four centuries of all manner of curious culinary moments. Lovers of diaries, enjoy.

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Comfort Me With Gnocchi

In Uruguay, the 29th has long been heralded as the Day of the Gnocchi, a harbinger of luck. But for these lovers, eventually that luck ran its course.

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How to Woo Women–Well, Kinda

Jonathan Dixon long ago discovered that the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach…or is it?

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Cheez Doodles Français-Style

A year in Paris can rid an American of many an uncivilized habit. But as Adam Ried explains, a dependency on Cheez Doodles isn’t one of them.

Hangover Man

Hungoevr, er, Hangover Cures

You may not be thinking this now, but with this stash of hangover fixes both tempting and therapeutic, you can snatch hope from failure, triumph from despair. Milton Crawford explains.

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