Tag: Cooking and Cookbooks

Inside the Jail the Night Jeffrey Epstein Died

Weather: Dry with a high in the mid-40s. The day starts cloudy and gets clearer in the evening. Expect a steady breeze. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving). ImageCredit…Haruka Sakaguchi for The New York Times When Jeffrey Epstein’s body was found in his Manhattan jail cell in August, people wondered how such a […]

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How to Throw a Romantic Greek Dinner Party

On a recent fall evening in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the sky was shifting colors quickly, from blue-gray to violet, and then swiftly, it was dark. Assembled in the verdant courtyard of the ceramist Cassandra MacLeod’s studio were the friends of the chef Mina Stone, who last week opened her Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Mina’s at MoMA PS1 […]

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Chinese Roast Duck, but Make It Turkey

The three days leading up to Thanksgiving are manic at Kau Kau BBQ Market & Restaurant, a mainstay in Seattle’s Chinatown that specializes in Chinese barbecue. At least two extra cooks are brought on to help clean, brine, dry, baste and roast holiday turkeys 24 hours a day in the kitchen’s already packed ovens: crisp-skinned, […]

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Meatballs! Squash! Pasta!

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. So, as you may know, my day job is being a food editor, and one thing food editors love is a sexy ingredient: lots of chiles, turmeric, torn herbs. And yet lately I’m drawn to distinctly unsexy ingredients: lots of beans, egg noodles, celery. I’ve been eating even […]

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Our Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes: Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Pie, Mashed Potatoes and More

Whether you’re cooking a full-on vegan Thanksgiving this year, or just hosting a few vegan guests, you’ll find all the vegan holiday recipes you need. Here are our best vegan Thanksgiving recipes. Sides are almost everyone’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. We have recipes for vegan stuffing and mashed potatoes, and a dreamy mushroom […]

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Behind the Scenes of Alison Roman’s September Thanksgiving

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. It was a cool afternoon in early September, and Thanksgiving was in the air in Alison Roman’s Brooklyn apartment. There were bowls full of shallots, onions and garlic on her kitchen table. Squashes lined her […]

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Soup. Season.

ImageCredit…Michael Graydon & Nikole Herriott for The New York Times. Prop Stylist: Kalen Kaminski. 1. Lemony Chicken Soup With Fennel I have a pretty gnarly cold (I know — wah, etc.), and I find that when this happens I actually do crave chicken soup. This lemony number from Alison is classic enough to satisfy, but […]

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At Tennessee Titans Games, the Fiercest Tailgaters Are Kurds

NASHVILLE — The parking lot of Nissan Stadium was mostly empty at 8 on a recent Sunday morning, save for those dedicated few who had shown up early to stake out a spot for the tailgate before the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo Bills. The fans set up their tents, hung their […]

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The Pork Chops You’ll Make Again and Again

There are precious few feelings as nice as the one that comes from falling in love with a cookbook — with its aesthetics and point of view, with its larder and stories, above all with the flavors the recipes produce. There you were, making the sort of food you’ve been making forever, cooking the beans […]

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Popeyes Sandwich Strikes a Chord for African-Americans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The videos of mind-numbing first bites and long lines, the celebratory memes and fawning reviews: The return of the Popeyes chicken sandwich on Sunday has met with the same social-media frenzy that first greeted it last summer. But embedded in many of the catchy memes and witty messages is not just […]

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A Pastry Chef’s Book, and Life, Start Again

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — “I think I finally have the proportions right,” said Claudia Fleming, the pastry chef, narrowing her eyes at the chocolate caramel tart perched on her palm. She was standing in the kitchen of her Long Island restaurant, the North Fork Table. It was an absurd statement. Ms. Fleming, 60, has been making […]

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‘Rice Is Culture’ at FieldTrip in Harlem

Now that fast-casual restaurants have so efficiently tentacled their way into New York’s collective eating habits, bowls have become the chosen canvas for chefs and venture capitalists alike. In central Harlem, a new bowl has emerged at the hands of the chef JJ Johnson, who made his name in this same neighborhood, at the Cecil […]

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Sean Sherman’s 10 Essential Native American Recipes

Growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the 1970s, I ran wild with my cousins through my grandparents’ cattle ranch, over the hot, sandy South Dakota land of burrs and paddle cactus, hiding in the sparse grasses and rolling hills. We raced over the open plains, and through shelter belts of tall elm […]

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