Tag: Cooking and Cookbooks

The 13 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2019

ImageCreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times ‘365: A Year of Everyday Cooking & Baking’ To live a year in Meike Peters’s life! In “365” (Prestel, $40), Ms. Peters, who won a James Beard award for her 2016 book, “Eat in My Kitchen,” offers a meal for every night from January to December. The recipes are largely […]

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You Will Love This Sheet-Pan Dinner

I tend to think of fall as the year’s busy season. But really it’s more accurate to think of it as the year’s crazy season, a cacophony of to-do lists, school orientations, last-minute online shopping, doctor’s appointments, after-work events, full-day conferences, weekend gatherings and overall mayhem, culminating in the one-two punch of Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]

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Ratatouille, Simplified and Just as Satisfying

Breaking from Julia Child isn’t easy — except when it comes to ratatouille. For most other French classics, I’ll do whatever Julia, the doyenne of French cuisine, commands, down to blanching, peeling and seeding that very last tomato. But after spending one too many August afternoons glued to the stove, patiently ministering to each separate […]

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Fast and Fuss-Free

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I’m back from vacation! It wasn’t exactly weeknight cooking, but I was cooking pretty fast and fuss-free, because who wants to pull out the mandoline at an Airbnb after a day of lazing around at the beach. (And, in fact, that wasn’t an option: My Airbnb didn’t even […]

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In Australia’s Vast North, an Oasis Serves Thai Food

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — Kakadu National Park covers an area of 7,646 square miles. That’s roughly the size of Slovenia, or, in American terms, bigger than Connecticut but smaller than New Jersey. It is the country’s largest national park, in the very top, very middle of Australia, a vast area known as the “Top […]

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Edda Servi Machlin, 93, Champion of Italian Jewish Cuisine, Dies

Edda Servi Machlin, who survived the harrowing World War II years in Italy by hiding out with anti-Fascist partisans, then immigrated to the United States and wrote a definitive cookbook on Italian Jewish food, died on Aug. 16 at her home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. She was 93. Her daughter Gia Machlin […]

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The New Generation of Chefs Pushing Japanese Food in Unexpected Directions

IN 1906, THE YOKOHAMA-BORN scholar Okakura Kakuzo published “The Book of Tea,” a brief tract for Western readers on chanoyu, the centuries-old, highly ritualized Japanese tea ceremony. He argued that the aestheticization of the humble act of drinking tea — “the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence” — must be […]

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Cooking Eggs in the Morning and Shucking Oysters at Night, Thanks to an App

As he wrapped up a brunch shift at the Australian cafe Two Hands in the Little Italy section of Manhattan, Christopher Mortenson saw his phone light up. All afternoon, he had been waiting for the notification: ABC Cocina, an upscale Latin American restaurant in the Flatiron district, needed a line cook. He had an hour […]

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