Different types of fresh produce on a cutting board.

Cutting Board Cuisine

A sweltering summer kitchen doesn’t stop the most fearless eaters. Simply pile your greenmarket finds on the cutting board, chop, drizzle, salt, and eat.

A partially frosted cake on a cake stand with a bowl of frosting and spatula on the side.

How to Frost a Cake

Some of us are masters of baking cakes but when it comes to finishing, we’d like our divine desserts to look a little less…ummm…homemade. Here are a few tips.

An illustration of a lipstick mark and the title 'Why is Pasta so Sexy?'

Why is Pasta so Sexy?

Pasta IS sexy, no doubt. Slippery, slurpy, a little messy–you get the idea. But what is it that makes pasta such a sensual food, more than anything else? Read on, if you wanna know more.

Nach Waxman, owner of Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore

In Memoriam: Nach Waxman

Nach Waxman, the heart and soul of Manhattan’s culinary bookstore Kitchen Arts & Letters, passed away today. The food world grieves.

Three kitchen knives.

How to Sharpen Your Kitchen Knives

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you’re going to need some knives. They should be decent but, more importantly, they need to be sharp. Here’s how to do it yourself.