Hello, My Name is Karletta Moniz, and I’m a Chocoholic

Karletta Moniz, a chocolate expert and self-confessed chocoholic, discusses her descent into the dark, rich, unfathomably delicious world of 82% cacao sin.

The Snail Eaters

Travel writer Joyce Hanson remembers when she and her artist friends had their first run-in with snails while living in France during a particularly carefree summer.

Paprika: Just a Pile of Dust?

Banal or bold? David and Renee are on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to the ubiquitous paprika. Where do you stand when it comes to this rusty red spice?

A Whole Lotta Gelatta, er, Gelato

Ah, gelato. The same ingredients as ice cream but, oh, how much richer, creamier, and just plain insanely satiating it is. Pick your favorite gelato flavor here.

Michel Richard’s Peach Slaw

Renee, a sucker for the crates of summer stone fruits at the farmers market, shares what to do with underripe peaches.

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Recipe Poetry or Practicality?

Once again on opposite sides of an issue, Renee and David sound off on what makes for a successfully written recipe: artful language or practicality?

I Don’t Know Why I Love Lisbon

Author Philip Graham, a dyed-in-the-wool lusophile, writes about his love of Lisbon, Portugal, eating sardines with his son, and watching futebol.

Timeless Sardines

A far cry from their tinned cousins, European sardines are at their plumpest perfection in June. Writer Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco explains it all for you.

Nasturtiums

Renee writes about the allure of fleurs and her undying passion for nasturtiums, one of the greenmarket’s most colorful edible flowers.

U.S. Helps in Locating U.K. WWII Celebration Cake

Victory cakes, also known as celebration cakes, were popular after World War II and were centerpieces of U.S. and U.K. parties. Gary Allen reports.

Big Cooks Don’t Cry

Writer Fran Brennan, who has cried onion tears for years, found refuge and revenge in a pair of spiffy goggles given to her by a friend.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Shauna James Ahern, aka Gluten-Free Girl, divulges her decadent take on a childhood classic. You won’t miss the gluten. Trust us.

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Pea Shoots

An ardent pea shoot aficionado divulges her favorite bling come spring–a simple, sprightly salad that flaunts the sweeter side of these cute, curly shoots.

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Mother’s Day Quiche

For Mother’s Day, make mom this rich, creamy quiche, filled with bacon, morel mushrooms, and cheese. She’ll love it—especially when you do the dishes.

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