Best Cookbooks May 2016

There’s a lot of potential inherent in any new cookbook. Here are those recently published books that make good on what they promise.

How to Buy Salmon

It can be confounding as you stand at the seafood counter confronted by little signs with confusing and misleading marketing terms. Here’s how to shop with confidence.

Best Cookbooks April 2016

We flipped through cookbook after cookbook and sussed out ways of seeing the world that are crazy inspiring and recipes that are eminently reliable. Here are several we think you’ll be hungry to read.

A Grandmother’s Love

The charming story of a doting Jewish grandmother and how she saw to it that her granddaughter was never hungry for love.

Edible French

You can be as mellifluous as the French with these common food idioms (we also included their eminently charming English translations).

Best Cookbooks March 2016

This time of year, one day you’re huddled over chili, the next you’re contemplating spring pea shoots. Here, books to satisfy your every climate-induced craving.

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

When Guys Get Sick

It’s not the sniffling and sneezing and watery eyes that mar one’s beauty while sick. It’s the whining and feigning helplessness and other cold-related drama that are so gosh dang annoying.

Best Cookbooks February 2016

A look at Italian cooking from the vantage of butchers and shopkeepers and home cooks in Rome, crazy grilled cheese creations, la comida Latina, and how to fix your worst food habits.

The Difference Between Stock and Broth

We can’t be the only ones who’ve wondered what the difference is between stock and broth. It’s confusing, is it not?!

How to Pair Wine And Chinese Food

At a loss as to what wine to uncork with Chinese takeout? So were we. Until we decided to learn a thing or two to change that.

Best Cookbooks January 2016

Ah, January. A month of good intentions and cursed resolutions. Here, the cookbooks that you need.

Taco Salutations

Taco salutations are about indulging in moderation rather than abstaining in complete martyrdom. Consider it a spiritual practice.

How to Defrost Meat

Ever wonder what’s the safest, easiest, best-est way to thaw frozen meat? Here’s your answer.

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