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How to Keep Herbs Fresh, From Ina Garten

Posted 09.14.2011 | Women

We all know that one major obstacle in the way of our using fresh herbs when we cook is that herbs are so hard to keep fresh! The Barefoot Contessa...

Ina Garten's Secret To Re-Heating

Posted 09.14.2011 | Women

Cook ahead of time and, days later, enjoy what you've made - or make the most of the family's leftovers - using this kernel of wisdom from The Bare...

"Pattern Recipes" -- The Cure for America's Cooking Crisis?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Buzzell

Michael Pollan has now decided that the American Food Crisis is actually the American Cooking Crisis. Why are fewer and fewer folks are preparing healthy meals from scratch?

Pimento Cheese, AKA Carolina Caviar

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Maybe some are just discovering this Southern staple, but this down home traditional folkways cheese spread has always been big. Especially on Ritz Crackers at game time.

How To Host a Brunch Party

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

No matter what time you wake up,  we've figured out how to do a festive, fun brunch with no more than a hour or so of work.

Food: We Can't Live With It, but We Can Live Without It

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Steinberg

The problem with Marjorie's scrambled eggs was that they didn't smile like my mom's eggs. They seemed pale, like they'd had a bad night out. They looked like their estimated taxes were due.

Soccer And Hash At The Mill

Kalle Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kalle Bergman

One of my favorite past times when I visit Stockholm is to watch "my" soccer team Hammarby play. The club is absolutely legendary in Sweden, and has i...

You Say Yogurt, I Say Yoghurt, They Say Yaourt

Neil Zevnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Neil Zevnik

However you want to spell or pronounce it, this beneficially altered version of milk could save your life, or at least prolong it!

Travel the World Without Leaving Home

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alastair Humphreys

Mulling over why I enjoy traveling, I realized that you don't need to head to the end of the world. This year, I've decided to experiment with exploring the world without leaving home.

Creamy Soup, Without The Cream

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

In high school, our best friend Carolyn (not to mention Jordana) was a vegetarian. This had a huge impact on our potlucks in early years, if this ode ...

Why Put Off for Tomarrow What You Can Eat Today?

Karine Bakhoum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karine Bakhoum

Sometimes it's better not to think about what we're eating and just enjoy the flavor and texture. Whenever I see a dish that contains bone marrow, there is no talking me out of it.

How to Cook Sri Lankan With Cabbage

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine is a wondrous mix of tropical produce, freshly pounded spices, and curries cooked slowly in clay pots over an open fire.

A Dozen Resolutions For The Outdoor Cook

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you're like me and love cooking outdoors because everything tastes better when cooked over open flame, here is a list of New Year's Resolutions for you.

Singles Bonding Over Food and Friendship: Cooking Club, Year 39

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bella DePaulo

If you love food, friends, and camaraderie, and if you would like to hear the story of a club for singles that has nothing to do with dating and has l...

Resolved to Bake Bread

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

It was around this time last year that I baked my first loaf of no-knead bread. No, I wasn't the first. When, in November of 2006, no-knead bread was...

A Dozen Staples For Your Winter Pantry

Mary Ann Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann Esposito

Winter can drag us down in so many ways. From the endless cold and snow to that cooped-up feeling of boredom. That's why January is the perfect time t...

Chefs Recommend Pantry Staples For The New Year

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

Chefs know good ingredients can make or break a dish and starting with the right basics is essential. Begin the new year with some of the best pantry...

Eggplant Parm is not Just for Vegetarians

Nancy Cavillones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cavillones

Don't go out and buy pre-breaded, frozen eggplant slices, slap some cheese and sauce on it, then serve it up. You can do better than that. Much better. Here's a recipe for you.

The Busy Home Cook's "Secret"

Nancy Cavillones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cavillones

So, the "secret" is not really a secret -- it is a time-honored tool in a good home cook's arsenal. Are you ready for this? It's called menu planning. Painfully obvious, no?

Too Busy To Cook?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD, physician (pediatrics and medical genetics), artist, serious vegetarian home cook, mother of three active sc...

Ordering Wine on New Year's Eve (Plus a great Hoppin' John Recipe!)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Here are a few pointers to help you pick what's right for you.

Astoria Characters: The Two-Time Immigrant

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Garo Apanian opens his candy-apple-red laptop. "Let me show you the apartment where I was born," he says. "It's a beautiful building." The image that appears is of Beirut.

The Origins -- And Future -- Of Modernist Desserts

Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leafing through books at the neighborhood cookbook store, I slowly became aware that our dessert modernism sprang from somewhere else, and had a more ...

How To Host A Holiday Finger Food Party

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

By reducing our holiday party menus from ambitious dinner courses to small bites and little sweets, we get to focus our time and space on the most perfect dishes in our repertoire.

Planning Your Holiday Menu? Try Cooking Mangalitsa Pork Sous-Vide

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Over the last few days, I've been going back and forth on what I'm going to serve for my holiday dinner. I really want to do something different and s...