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A wooden spoon filled with aleppo pepper flakes and more in the background.

What is Aleppo Pepper?

Aleppo pepper is a common (and coveted) spice in Middle Eastern cuisines. Here’s everything you need to know about what it tastes like and where to buy it.

A cartoon of a woman contemplating different types of ham

How to Buy a Ham

Everything you need to know to decipher all the confusing terms you’re confronted with when selecting a holiday ham at the store.

A red bowl with Christmas Eve calamari--calamari, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes in a tomato sauce

Christmas Eve Calamari

The much-ballyhooed Italian Christmas classic, Feast of the Seven Fishes, stars one fish in Domenica Marchetti’s home. Calamari. And it’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

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Cheeseburger, ketchup, lettuces on a sesame-seed bun on a copper tray

How To Make the Best Burger

Expert advice on how to talk to your butcher, what cut of beef to select, how to grind it, and whether you should dare consider freezing ground beef.

In Memoriam: Jonathan Gold

Jonathan Gold, the only Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer, recently passed away. Renee Schettler Rossi, who edited several of his articles, remembers what made him great.

Bowl of Rhode Island clam chowder with quahogs, diced potatoes and bacon on wood, bread and bowls nearby

Rhode Island Clam Chowder

Quahogs, or ginormous clams, take center stage in this clear chowder. No tomatoes, no cream, no other ingredients that could sully the saline loveliness of clams, salt pork, potatoes, and onions.

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