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The Perfect Holiday Dinner

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I'm always impressed by how elegant and beautiful Ina Garten's tablescapes look on her show (and in person). As quarter-life cooks, we don't usually think about the table first.

50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again

planetgreen.discovery.com | Colleen Vanderlinden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With a little creativity, and an eye toward vanquishing waste in our lives, we can make use of more of our food before it goes to waste....

Chocolate in Every Savory Bite

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

When you're sick of all the rich holiday food, try this simple, healthful, and colorful dinner for relief: Dark Black Beans with Yellow Rice, Green Avocado, and Orange Sweet Potatoes.

HuffPost Readers' Local Food Dishes (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One part of No Impact Week last week was to focus on eating local, sustainable and/or organic food in order to be conscious of the eco-footprint of wh...

Umami, No Cheese

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Food people seem to obsess over that perfect taste sensation that is umami -- a self-defining, you've-got-to-experience-it-to-believe-it flavor in this Genovese Pesto Pasta.

A Delicious Analysis of Veggie Burgers

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

When the patties I ordered at Cafe Colonial arrived, I took one bite of them and was reminded in both taste and texture of these Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers.

Home Cooking R.I.P.

Joanne Wallenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Wallenstein

It's been a tough month for cooks. First I learned that Sheila Lukins, beloved creator of The Silver Palate, had died. Then I learned that Conde Nast was folding Gourmet.

Americans Love Microwaves -- But are they Safe?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

With the economy still in recession, more American families are eating at home rather than eating out, but most aren't making hearty, traditional meals on the stovetop or in the oven. They're nuking.

10 Things We Should Teach Every Kid About Food

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

We must find creative ways to reintroduce food in its broadest sense to children's everyday activities, starting with school, in order to close the knowledge gap between farm and plate.

A Letter From A Fan

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

I recently received a care package that contained your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bite-lettes. I had never had them before and they are such a welcome treat!

How To Can And Preserve For Winter (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Farm-fresh fruits and veggies make the summer scrumptious. So keep the summer flavors coming all winter with these delicious canning videos. Make sure...

Seeing Through the Food Industry's "Personal Responsibility" Smoke Screen

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

"Personal responsibility" is used as a smoke screen to cover the tracks of industrial food, tracks that run roughshod over the mirage of choice and personal responsibility.

How Important Is Cooking In Keeping the Marriage Flame Burning?

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

Instead of consulting the Kama Sutra, I leaf through Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa and my husband is served something hot and steamy.

The Last Chinese Chef

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

As I prefer a well-prepared meal with beautiful, whole ingredients, I prefer a well-written book with beautiful, thoughtful ideas. After consuming either of these, I am well nourished.

Small Good News: Cooking Up An Answer To Corporate Cuisine

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

The ability to cook gives me options that non-cooks don't have, and what is autonomy about, if not having options?

Preserving the Dying Art of Cooking (and Other Things I Do Because I Know in My Heart They're Important)

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jerusha Klemperer

Cooking for ourselves is something people did for hundreds and hundreds of years and now we don't do it. The loss of this in our culture strikes me as profound.

The Hidden Calories Of Home Cooking

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CONCORD, N.H. — Eating at home can save you some cash, but beware the calorie cost. Though restaurants often take the blame for portion distort...

Nothing Says Home for the Holidays Like Take-Out

Marilyn M. Machlowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marilyn M. Machlowitz

Home-cooking may be on its way to becoming an oxymoron. It may only be Baby Boomers like me who still feel a smidge of guilt at not doing it all ourselves.

Once in Love with Laurie (Always in Love with Laurie)

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

Day after day, night after night, I schlepped along Laurie Colwin's Home Cookin in my bag, and if I found myself stuck on the Number 6 Local, I'd take it out, read it, and laugh.

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Cash -- No Excuses

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Right now, consumers across the country are looking for ways to cut back. Luckily, some of the best ways to save money are also simple steps toward living a little greener.

Complicated Times and the Beauty of Simplicity: A Week with David Tanis

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

Every year around this time, my partner and I pack up the car with too many books, cooking tools, and our very large dog, and we head north to centra...