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  • Recipe: Cornmeal Buckle With Plums

    Recipe: Cornmeal Buckle With Plums
    Active Work Time: 40 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes A buckle is an old-fashioned American dessert, so named, supposedly, because of the way the center collapses when it is removed from the oven. This recipe is a twist on a...
  • Farmers Markets: It's prime time for apricots

    Farmers Markets: It's prime time for apricots
    After a month of mediocre early-season apricots, the prime varieties, sweet, juicy and flavorful, are here or will be soon. Beyond the celebrated Blenheim, there are other worthwhile varieties, and a few are even better. Here are the leading apricots...
  • Farmers Markets: Picking the best plums and Pluots

    Farmers Markets: Picking the best plums and Pluots
    Most of the best plums and Pluots — sweet or sweet-tart, with rich flavor — cluster in midseason, from mid-July to mid-August. Even now there are plenty of mediocrities, however, so it pays to keep a list of what to look for or avoid. On one...
  • Farmers Markets: High-flavored fruit varieties sell fast

    Farmers Markets: High-flavored fruit varieties sell fast
    This week may be the best of the year for high-flavored fruit that's worth a special trip to local farmers markets, because it's almost never available elsewhere. Start with boysenberries, whose rich, complex, sweet-tart flavor reflects their ancestry,...
  • Beat the summer heat with a refreshing cold soup

     Beat the summer heat with a refreshing cold soup
    Revenge, patient people tell us, is a dish best served cold. I feel the same way about soup, at least at this time of year. When it gets as hot as it's been this week, there are few things that will whet a flagging appetite like a sip of cold soup....
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Trois Mec is a coveted ticket to cutting edge

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Trois Mec is a coveted ticket to cutting edge
    Protip: You can tell a lot about a dude from the way he eats buckwheat "popcorn," the crunchy fried grain that tends to show up before the meal at Trois Mec, the new restaurant from Ludovic Lefebvre. The more primitive members of the species worm their...
  • Get ready for a Thanksgiving treat: leftovers

    Less than a month ago, many of us celebrated Halloween. But it may surprise you to learn that I sometimes think about Halloween again as Thanksgiving approaches. Why? The answer is simple. Making smart use of leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast,...
  • Emmys 2013: Elisabeth Moss on 'Mad Men,' 'Top of the Lake'

    Emmys 2013: Elisabeth Moss on 'Mad Men,' 'Top of the Lake'
    Elisabeth Moss was at home in New York, trying to stay out of the sweltering, nearly triple-digit heat when she got the happy news she'd been nominated for two Emmys for two startlingly different projects: the stylish advertising drama "Mad Men" and...
  • Store-bought crusts makes baking easy as pie

    In keeping with the harvest of blackberries, I wanted to create something equally as sweet yet, simple in cooking so many can enjoy the comfort of freshly baked pie without the fuss.   One tip is to make sure you wash the berries and let them drain so...
  • Star-spangled pie

    Star-spangled pie
    Squushing a berry is satisfying work; it yields pulp, juice and two consecutive u's. Which are rare. Toss the berries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar, which acts as both sweetener and solvent, dissolving the fruit. Try a continuum from bright...
  • The joys and embarrassments of classical and pop music hybrids

    The joys and embarrassments of classical and pop music hybrids
    The venerable German record label Deutsche Grammophon has just signed Schiller. No, not Friedrich Schiller, the poet and playwright whose "Ode to Joy" is the text for the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (which has been recorded on DG by...