In Uruguay, the 29th has long been heralded as the Day of the Gnocchi, a harbinger of luck. But for these lovers, eventually that luck ran its course.
Nespresso, My Love Machine
Rosecrans Baldwin muses about his decades-long relationship with coffee, as a espresso enthusiast, coffee aficionado, and flat-out Nespresso addict.
I Hated Caroline Kennedy
Carol Penn-Romine long considered the first daughter her nemesis. The reason has everything to do with overcooked okra and a distaste for turnips.
Tales from a Doughnut Queen
Is too much of a good thing really wonderful? We asked doughnut diva Jess Thomson, who just wrote a cookbook on the topic. Here’s what she says.
Weeds, er, Salad Greens
One girl’s weeds, it seems, are another girl’s supper. Renee swoons to the miscellany of sweetly summery shoots and sprigs and sprouts at the greenmarket.
Some Marinara Sauce With That Ear, Sir?
We have a theory for what prompted the Tyson-Holyfield incident. The real culprit? A dab of marinara, barbecue sauce, maybe even mayo.
The Fried Chicken Evangelist
Sydney Meers knows Southern fried chicken. Thanks to him and his grandmother Winnie Lee Johnson’s recipe, so can you. Lorraine Eaton divulges.
You haven’t truly experienced cherry season ’til you’ve owned a cherry tree. Darlene West has the purple-stained hands—as well as the perfect clafouti recipe—to prove it.
Cooking for my Sons
Single dad Rick Casner learned to use dinnertime not just as an excuse to grow closer to his sons, but to grow up himself.
My Family’s Parkins Cookies
Elizabeth Stewart discovered her late mum’s cookbook years after she passed. Flipping through it brought her mum to life in its smudged pages.
“I love toast,” exclaims writer Rick Casner. And he loves his toast in A Very Particular Way: toasted, butter, and toasted again. What is your way?
Mayhem and Médoc: France’s Boozy Marathon
Le Marathon du Médoc, the boozy run through France’s Médoc region, attracts all kinds of runners and lushes. Our own Cynthia Furey recounts her maiden voyage.
Pancake Day, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday–they’re all about indulgence before Lent. So it’s time to haul out the butter, eggs, and milk and start cooking.
Out of (West) Africa
Mafe, a West African stew, is what haunted Sean Timberlake’s reverie after an aunt introduced him to it. It took three decades to finally recreate it.
Cuckolded by Le Creuset
Pot obsession is what writer Ed Bruske faced when his wife fell for vintage Raymond Loewy designs. The result: a trip to France to fetch this fetching cookware.
Why Animal Fat is Good for You
Animal fat is good for you, says author and fat advocate Jennifer McLagan. She’s hell bent on converting fat-phobes into fat fanatics. Will you change?
Love in Disguise ~ Valentine’s Day for One
Famed editor Judith Jones muses on the joys of cooking for one, since her husband passed. This Valentine’s Day the lucky one will be her Havenese puppy, Mabon.
Love is Crowded ~ Valentine’s Day for Four
Valentine’s Day becomes an excuse for two college couples to share the cost, work, and pleasure of a home-cooked dinner. Mousetraps and all.
Sunchokes ~ Jerusalem Artichokes
Sunchokes, alias Jerusalem artichokes, stumped our intrepid Greenmarket Girl, Renee, until she consulted the Sunchoke Deity, Jonathan Gold.
If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Thanksgiving (in Belgium)
For expat Kimberley Lovato, Thanksgiving Thursday in Belgium is just another day. To introduce her daughter to the holiday, she ruins a pie and starts a tradition.