Longest Hot Dog

Three (Generations of) Guys a-Laughing

A collection of sillily subversive poems reminds one dad just how meaningful a shared laugh between father and son can be.

Tools

My One and Only Spatula

Rick Casner muses on the magic of certain inanimate objects after falling–hard–for an everyday utensil.

Napoleon

Pastry Paris

In Paris, everything looks like dessert. Everything. Or so says Susan Hochbaum, who sees sweet muses at every turn.

Never Cook Naked

Never Cook Naked: Mayo Salads, Shared Steak, Pie Crust

Our (fully clothed) cooking columnists handily take on weepy mayo salads, shared steak etiquette, and shrinking pie crusts.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

An existential crisis and a chance supermarket encounter prompt cooking school grad Kathleen Flinn to stumble onto her true calling.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies and Red Cowboy Boots

After devoting decades to (unsuccessfully) replicating her grandmother’s chocolate-chip cookies, Kimberley Lovato discovers that she’s more like her grandma than she’d imagined.

Baby Mommy

Stumbling into Motherhood

Mom Anne Enright sniffs her baby up and down and then holds nothing back as she shares what each precious whiff calls to mind.

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Leite’s Loves…Laguiole Steak Knives

A splurge at Anthropologie reveals some unabashedly girlie French knives with an unmistakably masculine appeal.

Never Cook Naked

Never Cook Naked: Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs, Too Flat Cookies, Blonde Coffee

Our Never Cook Naked columnists, Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein, share lots more lessons than just proper cooking attire.

Brisket Platter

Besotted with Brisket

Why exactly does a flaccid, four-pound, gray-brown piece of beef shaped roughly like the state of Tennessee inspire Proustian prose and evoke deep pleasure?

Easter Eggs

Eggs and Other Easter Oddities

Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to take a hard look at those things we never stop to consider. Jennifer Thompson Trainer takes on an Easter essential.

Sippy Cups

A Manly Man’s Sippy Cup

We’ve all experienced moments of brilliance in which the stars align and the angels sing and we see the everyday anew. Rick Casner shares his most recent revelation.

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