My Rum-Soaked Birthdays

Leah Odze Epstein recalls what she remembers most about birthdays growing up, and it has everything to do with cake.

Eating Alone in Italy

While traveling in Tuscany, Lynne Curry learns the unexpected and underrated pleasures of dining tutto solo.

Fertility Flank Steak

Stephanie Lucianovic tells how the grande dame of French cuisine knocked her up…via a recipe she’s dubbed “fertility flank steak.”

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How to Eat a Porcupine

Living in Nigeria, Jamie Schler finds herself game for almost anything—and capable of a heck of a lot more than she’d imagined.

Suddenly Unemployed

Garrett McCord finds himself suddenly unemployed—and seeking solace in a pot of steamed mussels. Things could be worse.

Never Cook Naked: Toast, Cooking With Wine, Dried Herbs

Our barely clothed experts share insights and advice on tipsy-turvy toast, cooking wine, and dried herbs.

Flan in a Can

Michael Procopio’s midlife crisis prompts him to think creatively in terms of using empty cat food cans. Shame he doesn’t have cats.

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Freezer Diet

A home gardener opens her freezer and finds the Give-Winter-The-Finger goods she stashed for her future self last summer.

Table For One

He loves me? He loves me not? When Meg Bortin is stood up for dinner by a dear friend, she’s left to wonder.

Leite’s Loves…Schmaltz

David is wooed when Michael Ruhlman waxes poetic about one of his can’t-live-without ingredients. A love story, with recipes.

Ketchup: A Manifesto

That bottle of Heinz may be more essential than you think—or so Casey Barber asserts, explains, and exhorts.

Slow Cookers to the Rescue

Is using a slow cooker taking the easy way out? Heck yeah. Is it cheating in terms of cooking? Heck no.

Taming a Leopard in Lebanon

You may think not speaking the same language as your in-laws would solve all your problems. Not quite. Elizabeth Kelsey explains.

Never Cook Naked: Hot Chocolate, Lemons, and Oven Racks

Expert advice from our (fully clothed) columnists on heating hot cocoa, lemon life expectancy, and oven rack positioning.

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