Tag: Cooking and Cookbooks

A Bite-Size Square of Canada’s History, Culture and Craving

The Canadian city of Nanaimo, in British Columbia, has been a scrappy outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company, a coal mining center and a timber town. But its place in history may be forever entwined with its culinary namesake, one of the world’s sweetest treats. The Nanaimo bar (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is a three-layer no-bake square […]

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Nonfiction: To Nosh or Not to Nosh: An Immigrant’s Dilemma

SAVAGE FEAST Three Generations, Two Continents and a Dinner Table (A Memoir With Recipes) By Boris Fishman We should all be so lucky as to cook for Boris Fishman’s grandfather, a macher with a liquor cabinet full of excellent cognac and a jovial disregard for the dietary restrictions recommended by the agency that assigned him […]

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The Best Cookbooks for Kids

Children don’t really need cookbooks that are written just for them. They can learn at your elbow the way children have for hundreds of years. But cookbooks can be a great way to give kids a taste of ownership in the kitchen, normally a grown-up’s domain. And for those adults who may not naturally involve […]

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A Good Appetite: These Generously Buttered Noodles Have Loads of Umami

French cultured butter and Maggi Seasoning sauce may not be one of the most classic pairings, but it’s a combination dear to the cookbook author Andrea Nguyen’s heart. Before Ms. Nguyen and her family left Vietnam in 1975 to emigrate to United States, her mother would scrape small flakes of butter — imported from France […]

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Hungry City: Korean Bounty, Born From Poverty, in Flushing, Queens

The great black moon of the grill pan is silent, for now. One sits at the center of every table at Doraon 1.5 Dak Galbi, a small Korean restaurant a few blocks from the Broadway Long Island Rail Road stop in Flushing, Queens. Each pan is deep enough that none of the coming bounty will […]

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What Can Ferns Teach Us About Surviving Turbulent Times?

LONG BEFORE THERE were flowers, the world was green. The first plants appeared some 500 million years ago, early mosses, hornworts and liverworts, low and clinging to the ground. Then, 360 million years ago, ferns rose up, with newly evolved vascular systems that helped them ferry water to their extremities and gain height. They prevailed […]

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Our Best St. Patrick’s Day Recipes: Corned Beef, Irish Soda Bread and More

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that celebrates Irish culture and the patron saint of Ireland. Whether you’re headed to a parade or a party, we have all the recipes you need for your celebration, whether classic Irish stew or Irish coffee. And don’t forget to wear something green, because everybody is Irish on […]

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Notes on the Culture: In the Era of Child Chefs, Is There Such a Thing as a Food Prodigy?

There have always been children who — neurologically predisposed to speak eight languages, play a sonata by ear after a single hearing or discern in a fog of numbers the organization of the universe — defy the limits of youth. But only in our new millennium have children joined the ranks of chefs. In 2003, […]

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Instant Pot Maker Bought by Pyrex’s Parent as Old Kitchen Meets New

The maker of kitchen classics like Pyrex and CorningWare is adding a new culinary darling, the Instant Pot, to its cupboard. Corelle Brands, which owns Pyrex and other brands, said on Monday that it planned to merge with Instant Brands, the Canadian producer of electric multicookers that have taken the public, and the internet, by […]

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