Old Hands

In One Cook’s Hands

After eschewing dishes from her native Puerto Rico while living in NYC, Andrea Moya Munoz returned home to be taught by her family’s beloved cook.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: Novel Excerpt

On the cusp of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers a magical ability: she can taste her mother’s hidden emotions lurking in the layers.

Aimee Bender

Surreal Meals: An Interview with Aimee Bender

Author Aimee Bender talks with LC’s managing editor, Allison Parker, about her strangely sweet novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Most Popular Recipes

Most Popular Recipes of the Season

The best recipes of the past few months are, not surprising, dessert recipes. Our readers love cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, oh, and shrimp and grits.

Burrata Cheese

Burrata di Andria Cheese

All hail the queen! Of Italian cheese, that is: Burrata di Andria. A kind of cream-filled mozzarella, it rules a plate like no other cheese. Gary Allen explains.

Canning and Preserving Tips

Putting Food By

Canning and preserving foods have a long esteemed history in America. These tips, inspired by those campy mid-20th century home ec books, are gems.

Quotes Measuring Spoons

Leite’s Loves…Quotes Measuring Spoons

Corny? We say not. These heart-shaped measuring spoons, each engraved with a sentiment (“a heap of happiness”), bring a smile to the cook and whimsy to a recipe.

Late-Season Corn

Late-Season Corn

Late-season corn, that last vestige of summer, can be, shall we say, starchy. Renee, our ever-intrepid Greenmarket Girl, offers up ways to coax the sweetness out of every kernel.

chicken-head

The History of Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers—that favorite meal of kids—have an interesting history, filled with thrift and greed. Who knew a kids’ snack could be so profitable?

Lobster Roll

Lobster Rolls: Mayonnaise or Butter?

When making lobster rolls, do you opt for mayonnaise or butter? Our fearless food contrarians, David and Renee, battle it out. Which dressing will reign supreme?

Grill Daddy Pro Brush

Leite’s Loves…Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush

The Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush uses water to steam off baked-on food while two heavy-duty steel brushes make short work of grill grate clean up. David Approved.

St. Phanorious

Saints, Cakes, and Redemption

Allison, our managing editor, discovers the blessings of making a phanouropita, a traditional Greek cake said to help the baker find missing things when it’s given away.

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