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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

New Year’s Brunch: A Karmic Cup Runneth Over

A self-proclaimed brunch girl divulges her nifty, no fuss, entertain-while-everyone’s-hungover approach to New Year’s entertaining.

Nespresso, My Love Machine

Rosecrans Baldwin muses about his decades-long relationship with coffee, as a espresso enthusiast, coffee aficionado, and flat-out Nespresso addict.

Missed Connections

For artist Sophie Blackall, the Missed Connections column affords more than just moments of vicarious love, loss, and regret. It tenders lasting inspiration for her sweet, poignant, whimsical artwork.

Entertaining Thoughts

Chef Patrick O’Connell reflects on entertaining in a bygone era, musing about the real reason his mom entertained and why his approach differs so dramatically from hers.

Thanksgiving Disaster 1: The Bird’s Still Frozen

Nothing can halt Thanksgiving dinner–not rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor even a bird that’s still frozen hours before you intend to say grace.

Thanksgiving Disaster 2: The Bird’s Too Big for the Oven

You know the rule: one pound of turkey per guest. But when your back-of-the-envelope calculations say you need a behemoth bird that the laws of physics say won’t fit in the oven, what to do? We have answers.

Thanksgiving Disaster 3: The Bird’s Roasted—But Still Raw

The pop-up timer popped. The skin’s burnished. The drumstick jiggles. Yet when you commence carving, you still see oodles of pink. Here’s how not to let that happen.

Thanksgiving Disaster 4: Transferring the Bird to…Oops!

The bird may be done–whew!–but your work isn’t. Here, foolproof tactics on how the heck to heft a sweaty hen from roasting pan to carving board without–oops!–incident.

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