You've got certain things already decided. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cold beer — Fourth of July essentials that must be served to ensure you properly celebrate American independence.
Regardless of your plans this Fourth of July weekend, it's likely you'll be eating outdoors at some point, in the presence of a picnic blanket or a smoking grill.
When I was in culinary school, we were taught how to make a seemingly traditional potato-based gnocchi. I thought I followed the recipe to the tee, but the outcome was uninspired, to say the least. Mind you, from an early age, I was used to handling dough while making chappatis and puris in our family kitchen in Mumbai, …
My four daughters all have a sweet tooth, and I blame genetics. I can sidestep french fries, chips and salty stuff pretty easily, but chocolate makes me drool. So if you love sweets, at least know you are in good company.
Somewhere in the repertoire of every healthy-minded cook is a stir-fry. You chop up a bunch of veggies, cook them quickly at high heat, add meat or tofu, maybe a flavorful sauce or a sprinkle of chopped cashews or peanuts. Easy, healthy and versatile. And usually Asian in flavor profile.
It's like a pet, the kind that doesn't snuggle and is mostly indifferent to your existence. Let's say along the lines of a goldfish or a really snotty cat. You have to feed it and clean up after it, and when you go on vacation you can't have just anyone watch it or it winds up dead. And when it dies, whoa, …
This story from food critic Laura Reiley is about something near and dear to my heart: bread. Not just eating it, but making it yourself.
On Internet food sites and magazine web pages, Lorraine Fina Stevenski of Land O'Lakes is always searching for recipe contests to enter. She's looking for the box that says, "Enter and win $$$ and travel." She may not have clinched millions of dollars in prizes, but she has had many recipes that have been finalists and …
TARPON SPRINGS — "The time frame is all wrong," said Michael Houllis, 70, by phone from his mother Bertha's retirement center. "By 1917 it was a done deal."