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    Cooking: What to Cook This Week 8-31-2017

    August 30, 2017

    Gentl and Hyers for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Glen Proebstel. SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 What to Cook This Week SAM SIFTON Good morning. Samin Nosrat wrote about cooking vegetables for The New York Times Magazine this week, making an argument for cooking them way, way, way longer than you probably usually… [Read More]

    Embrace the Egg!

    August 17, 2017

    Jim Wilson/The New York Times WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017 Embrace the Egg! JULIA MOSKIN Hello, Cooking! Sam’s off the grid for the next week, having left me holding the bag for the Buffalo-pickled egg recipe he mentioned in Monday’s newsletter. (A tiny but vocal minority of you demanded one.) I’m going to yield the honor of… [Read More]

    The Best Grilled Cheese

    August 3, 2017

    Rikki Snyder for The New York Times WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017 The Best Grilled Cheese SAM SIFTON Good morning. A few years ago, my colleagues and I put together “A Field Guide to the American Sandwich” for The Times. It was a celebratory taxonomy, in the main, but we were lucky to pick up a… [Read More]

    Cooking: Crushed Tomatoes

    July 27, 2017

    Jim Wilson/The New York Times WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017 Crushed Tomatoes SAM SIFTON Good morning. A squirrel ate the tomatoes growing in my yard, that I had been tending closely in the heat, that I had fertilized with a tincture of seaweed, that I had put on a table so that they could grab a… [Read More]

    Cooking: Your New Favorite Bread

    June 29, 2017

    Gentl and Hyers for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Rebecca Bartoshesky. MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 Your New Favorite Bread SAM SIFTON Good morning. Do you know kubaneh? It’s a Yemeni yeast bread that sits at the crossroads of soft Parker House roll and laminated croissant. Tejal Rao wrote about it this… [Read More]

    A Chicken Dinner Winner

    June 22, 2017

    Meredith Heuer for The New York Times WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 A Chicken Dinner Winner SAM SIFTON Good morning. Tejal Rao is just back from Kenya with an arresting story about kuku paka (above), a coconut-chicken dish from Mombasa that is made all over the country in home kitchens and restaurants, though rarely the same way. The… [Read More]

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 Fried Cheese!

    June 15, 2017

    Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 Fried Cheese! SAM SIFTON Good morning. I love my colleagues for a thousand reasons, but in particular for their occasional enthusiasm for my Wednesday tradition here of cooking without recipes. Julia Moskin popped into my inbox last week with a great one. It made… [Read More]

    Cooking: What to Cook This Weekend 6/08/2017

    June 9, 2017

    Melina Hammer for The New York Times FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017 What to Cook This Weekend SAM SIFTON Good morning. How it works in the cooking game is, an idea gets planted in your mind and then, weeks or months later, it starts to tingle and grow, to prompt a recipe or at any rate… [Read More]

    Cooking: Gas or Charcoal?

    June 1, 2017

    Jessica Emily Marx for The New York Times WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 Gas or Charcoal? SAM SIFTON Good morning. I spent a few days recently testing gas and charcoal grills with my colleagues from The Sweethome, a product recommendation site owned by The New York Times Company. We worked in a Brooklyn backyard in plumes… [Read More]

    Cooking: Recipes for Break-Fast

    June 1, 2017

    Melina Hammer for The New York Times WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017 Recipes for Break-Fast SAM SIFTON Good morning. Our Tejal Rao has a delicious read in The Times today about the relationship between Ramadan fasting and the food that follows it, and how the evening break-fast provides a moment – a month! – for Muslim… [Read More]