Going Bananas for Beefsteak Stanley

Gary Allen dissects the classic dishes Salisbury Steak and Beeksteak Stanley and finds what may have been the 20th century’s original low-carb diet.

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Grabbing the Tiger by the Tail

With a baby due on the first day of the Year of the Tiger, writer Patricia Tanumihardja finds ways of mixing and matching traditions.

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An Ode to a Microplane

Some of our favorite food bloggers and Leite’s Culinaria recipe testers post their love letters to the kitchen tools they adore without limit or shame.

A Drink for that Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Your love evolves over time, yes? This Valentine’s Day, find the perfect Champagne to match your current state of heart and mind.

Plums

A little food fiction about the impending ending of a relationship made obvious by—what else?!—a bowl of plums.

The Naked Truth about Aphrodisiacs

For Valentine’s Day, food history editor Gary Allen takes a look at comestible aphrodisiacs and unravels their magic, myth, and mayhem.

Hot Chocolate: Thick or Thin?

How do you take your hot chocolate? Thick or thin? David Leite and Renee Schettler are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but one recipe satisfies both.

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Super Bowl Seductresses

During Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll have some serious competition from this six pack of recipes, guaranteed to seduce you from the TV.

Sabrina’s Mouth

In this piece from novelist James Sturz, a man discovers flavors while describing his lover’s mouth as she chews on her hair, laps up yogurt, or kisses him.

A New Year for the Ages

Early January has always been a time for rethinking and reinvention. Writer and illustrator Eric Hanson takes a backwards look at new beginnings in the foodosphere.

A Jolly Olde Christmas Redux

Food history editor Gary Allen looks at the food traditions of the merriest of holidays and finds interesting ties to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Here the classic daisy cocktail, a concoction of juice, champagne, and grenadine, is dressed up with ginger liqueur for a festive holiday starter.

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Mad Martinis (Not!)

Writer and cocktail expert Kara Newman is a fan of Mad Men but not its bone-dry martinis. Instead, her cocktail for watching Mad Men is the Fiery Almond.

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Baby Boy A

Food writer Jess Thomson describes her ordeal when her son was born 2 months early and unable to eat. The healing process was not unlike modern feed lots.

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