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Christmas Eve in my matzo-pizza household looks a lot like a regular day. We savored our last latkes weeks ago, and Stephen’s family Christmas won’t happen until January (long story). In the meanwhile, though, I can’t help comparing our two families. Jews and Italians have a lot in common: We talk with our hands. We […]
These are what I consider an Afternoon Cookie. They’re not too heavy, so you don’t feel like you’ve overindulged if you have more than one. They’re barely sweet enough to feel like a treat, just the thing to accompany that much-needed cup of caffeine. They have a subtle, borderline mysterious flavor—cashews are familiar but not […]
Sometimes it helps to lower your expectations. I don’t mean for Melt, the luscious cookbook I’m about to share with you. The recipe I tried, in which cozy, cheddar-topped apple pie meets a decadent version of classic mac & cheese, turned out every bit as irresistible as it sounded. I mean, lower your expectations about […]
You may have noticed, it’s cold out there. Times like this, I don’t feel like leaving the apartment, much less lugging around groceries. Good thing I’ve got a killer recipe in my cookbook for Pasta e Fagioli, aka Pasta Fazool, aka a soul-satisfying, simple soup of beans, tomatoes, and pasta. Not only is it hearty […]
You think your Thanksgiving menu is set? You’re going to want to change it. I humbly present your new favorite Thanksgiving side—fresh and crisp thanks to shredded raw Brussels sprouts, with salty nuggets of bacon and crunchy, toasted pistachios, all tossed in a warm, tangy, faintly sweet dressing made with some of that bacon fat […]