| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Are you still soaking dried beans? Why?
For years I’ve been telling people that you don’t need to soak most beans. Now the cool kids are agreeing. Yesterday my old e-friend, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, published on Serious Eats his findings on...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:36 AM
It's Friday. You've made it. Celebrate with these tempting dessert recipe ideas:
Julienne's graham cracker chewy bars: These delicious little bars combine a dense graham cracker base with a velvety custard filling rich with brown sugar and chopped...
| Sep 13, 2014
This year's Vegetarian Summerfest, put on annually by the North American Vegetarian Society, was five wonderful days with many vegan food options, personal contact with world-class speakers, cooking demos, entertainment and exercise of all kinds and...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:36 AM
What if you met someone who'd never heard of, say, french fries? Or salad? Or, gulp, pizza? Sweet Pharaoh's chariot! Can you imagine?
Well, that might be just the reaction you'd get from the nearly 2 billion residents of southwest Asia if you told...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:46 AM
When Marcella Hazan died a year ago at age 89, Christiane Amanpour described her to CNN viewers as "one remarkable woman" who "set the dining room table, and the tastes, for millions of Italian food lovers." Hazan did so by vigorously extolling —...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Often on a trip to New York, I’ll find myself in the afternoon or late in the evening seated with friends at a table at Buvette in the West Village, talking, drinking rosé or a pretty Beaujolais, with a platter of butter and anchovy tartinettes or a...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
"Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting," wrote Guy Beringer in Britain's 1895 Hunter's Weekly, in an article titled "Brunch: A Plea." "It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Ronald Jasinski of New Hartford, N.Y., was in search of a recipe for a lamb and bean casserole. He said his late uncle used to make the dish, but no one in his extended family has his recipe.
Jasinski did not provide me with much detail about his uncle'...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:57 AM
JTA — When the Jewish New Year comes around, many people stress for weeks leading up to the holiday and break out their most complicated recipes to impress guests. But when I entertain around the holidays, I prefer to rely on a few go-to dishes that...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
With the weather as hot as it's been, it's almost criminal to cook indoors. Show your grill a little love tonight with these tempting dish ideas. Each makes for a perfectly robust side or light main course, and each one comes together quickly using only a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
When it comes to grilling, I'll try anything. I love grilled beets, polenta and cheeses such as halloumi, along with the more conventional range of vegetables. The options for vegetarian grilling are endless. These stuffed peppers combine...