Tag: Cooking and Cookbooks

How to Throw a Celebratory Spring Dinner Party

The chef and artist Laila Gohar moved to New York City 10 years ago, but it was only recently that she began to feel a longing for home. Gohar was born and raised in Cairo — where winters are mild, and summers come hot and quick — and makes a living creating interactive installations at […]

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Road Tripping With Diana Kennedy

SAN ANTONIO — In a quiet strip mall off highway 85, the British-born author Diana Kennedy stepped out of the car and into a hot parking lot, cursing. Not so long ago, Ms. Kennedy practically lived on the road, traveling the Mexican countryside in her pickup truck to research her cookbooks. But now that she […]

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Samin Nosrat’s 10 Essential Persian Recipes

“You may attend school in America,” my mom regularly told me and my brothers when we were kids in our native San Diego, in the 1980s, “but when you come home, you’re in Iran.” Accordingly, we spoke Farsi, and attended Persian school on Saturdays to learn to read and write the language; we listened to […]

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A Chef Tells the Story of the Slave Trade Through Dinner

Nearly a year ago, the chef Eric Adjepong stood in Macau on the set of the “Top Chef,” having made it to the finals of the cooking competition show. The only thing standing between him and the title was a four-course meal, served in two parts. He’d decided to use his menu to show the […]

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Food Matters: How Sourness Has Come to Dominate Our Dining Habits, and Our Discourse

SOUR IS A FLINCH, the taste that betrays. Only the most stoic among us can keep a straight face, mouth unpuckered, after a suck of lemon, say, or a piece of umeboshi, Japanese salted sour plum — which can contain as much as three times a lemon’s citric acid, more than any other fruit — […]

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One Good Meal: The Healthy Fish Dish Misty Copeland Cooks for Dinner

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. To put it mildly, the life of a ballerina does not leave much time for a grand sit-down […]

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Sunday Routine: How Tracy Pollan, Cookbook Author and Michael J. Fox’s Other Half, Spends Her Sundays

For Tracy Pollan, Sundays are about enjoying the city. “We’re super active as a family and get out and explore,” she said. Ms. Pollan also likes to spend time with her mother Corky, and her sisters, Dana and Lori, with whom she wrote “Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes From the Pollan Family,” a cookbook […]

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A Bid to Maintain One of the World’s Oldest Culinary Traditions

TO TASTE DHANSAK at the Ripon Club in Mumbai — whose version of the slow-cooked, densely spiced lentil, vegetable and meat stew is one of the city’s greatest pleasures — you must come on a Wednesday, and you must be invited. Only members and their guests are permitted to enter, and membership is granted only […]

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