Eat Local. Kill a Weed.

The incredible edible…weed? Faith Durand recounts how her freshman gardening season hazed her with leafy surprises.

Never Cook Naked: Host(ess) Gifts, New Mexican Chiles, Wax (?) Paper

Our cooking columnists answer your questions on gift etiquette, how to get your hands on hatch chiles, and paper properties.

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.

My One and Only Spatula

After falling hard for an everyday utensil, a home cook muses on the magic of certain inanimate objects.

Pastry Paris

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

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

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

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.

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.

Leite’s Loves…Laguiole Steak Knives

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

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.

Besotted with Brisket

How is it that a hunk of beef shaped like the state of Tennessee can inspire Proustian prose and elicit such pleasure?

Eggs and Other Easter Oddities

Sometimes it’s not bad to take a hard look at those things we never stop to consider. Like dyed Easter eggs, for example.

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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