5 Alternative Gifts For the Food-Obsessed On Your List
It's the thought that counts most.
Golden Beet and Celery Salad with Pickled Peppers
Mellow yellow or just as tasty as its deep-red brethren?
Spelt Risotto with Wild Mushrooms
Fiber-optimize your winter.
Cranberry Corn Pancakes with Rosemary
It’s high time for the fruit that has to be scooped from the bog: cranberries.
Pasta Bolognese
A hearty, meaty, proper bolognese sauce was calling like a wintry elf in red stockings.

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5 Alternative Gifts for the Food-Obsessed on Your List
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The holidays are supposed to be about throwing your hands up in the air and relaxing, but those weeks just beforehand are a frenzy of anxiety and anticipation. Some of this is very unfortunately caused by the lovely tradition of giving. As a co-worker made clear today (with “I haven’t even begun!”), holiday gifting can be a chore. But it doesn’t have to be. Especially if you’re a food-obsessed like... Read More

Golden Beet and Celery Salad with Pickled Peppers
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Aren’t the holidays grand? You get to see your co-workers get drunk on the company tab, eat gingerbread to soak up eggnog, and see strangers dressed as Santa Claus on the subway if you’re in the city like me. Maybe that last part wasn’t a huge bonus of the season. But the point is, you get to party more. Throw off your shoes and–even if you’re not wearing elf... Read More

Here’s Lookin At You Cook, Louisa Shafia
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Remember that old adage that dinner parties are contagious? I’ve enjoyed it this fall handsomely, with friends throwing impromptu gatherings and potlucks each weekend. But I was really excited when Louisa Shafia, author of Lucid Food and The New Persian Kitchen, offered to demonstrate tahdig at one dinner party, on a very cold Saturday. I’ve been a longtime fan of Louisa’s smart and conscientious cooking, but never seem to get... Read More