Thanksgiving Disaster 5: 1 Oven, 4 Burners, 124 Recipes

Thanksgiving is easily the most denial-inducing menu you’ll contend with all year. But deal you must. Here, advice on how to elude oven overload.

Thanksgiving Disaster 6: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen!

Offers of help aren’t always that helpful. We’ve got tricks to tuck up your sleeve for keeping pesky, well-intentioned, do-gooder guests out of your way.

Venison Meatballs: An Alpha Male Tale

A gift of ground venison became an issue of manly insecurity for one home cook–until he decided to stop thinking and start cooking.

I Hated Caroline Kennedy

Carol Penn-Romine long considered the first daughter her nemesis. The reason has everything to do with overcooked okra and a distaste for turnips.

St-Germain Aperitif

Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein had hoped for a quiet, rustic dinner in the French countryside. Thanks to this storied liqueur, what they ended up with was far, far more memorable.

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Tales from a Doughnut Queen

Is too much of a good thing really wonderful? We asked doughnut diva Jess Thomson, who just wrote a cookbook on the topic. Here’s what she says.

Lovey Dovey: One Guys Passion for Dove Hunting

Hunter Hank Shaw has had in his sights pretty much everything that flies, runs, crawls, or swims. Here he explains the exquisite lure of dove.

Labor Day Recipes

Nothing against burgers and brats, but sometimes you crave something a little less expected, something to help you impress a backyard full of folks. Done.

Vive la Bonal!

Bonal is one of France’s great aperitifs. As Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough learned it’s wielded by les français as an icon of Gallic superiority.

Woodstock: Peace, Love, Granola?

Peace. Love. Granola. We reconsider hippy cooking in light of the principles those tie dye-wearing, tree-hugging concertgoers espoused.

From Mom to Son, Ice Pops Still Rule

Ice pops have a way of making everything better. Always have. And even though today’s creations bear little resemblance to those of yore, it’s all good.

Tomato-y Soups in Honor of Andy Warhol

What’s tomato soup if not art? We share a stack of recipes for the most inspired interpretations we could find, whether hot or cold, plain or posh, comfortingly familiar or mind-bendingly abstract.

Some Marinara Sauce With That Ear, Sir?

We have a theory for what prompted the Tyson-Holyfield incident. The real culprit? A dab of marinara, barbecue sauce, maybe even mayo.

The Fried Chicken Evangelist

Sydney Meers knows Southern fried chicken. Thanks to him and his grandmother Winnie Lee Johnson’s recipe, so can you. Lorraine Eaton divulges.

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