TV Dinners: Grand or Gauche?

The TV dinner, that icon of mid-century American life, offered Renee and David two disparate experiences: Freedom and disappointment.

Leite’s Loves…Tate’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

When the consummate chocolate chip cookie goes gluten-free, Renee does a little happy dance–and explains why she thinks you will, too.

Leite’s Loves…Bazura Bags Lunch Totes

How to pack your child’s lunch with panache? Eco-friendly Bazura Bags, crafted in the Philippines by underprivileged women, bring more than a little elan to any midday meal. Allison explains.

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.

Chocolate: Milk or Dark?

Chocolate. Milk or dark? Which reigns supreme? Renee and David go bite for bite defending their sweet corner of the world.

Weeds, er, Salad Greens

One girl’s weeds, it seems, are another girl’s supper. Renee swoons to the miscellany of sweetly summery shoots and sprigs and sprouts at the greenmarket.

LC Book Club: Beaten, Seared, and Sauced

The LC Book Club is reading Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon. Leave your questions here, and join online chats with the author Aug 16 and 20.

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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