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NYC Halal Cart Chicken, Rat Turds Optional

I made this dish because I miss my hometown. But my nostalgia is purely olfactory. When I was a child, my father instilled in me a lifelong distrust of outdoor dining. He warned us that Mr. Softee  ice cream was … Continue reading

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Chilled cucumber soup

The perfect summer soup is a little bit like the perfect summer dress–simple and cool. (Okay did I really just write that? It sounds like second tier catalog copy that sells dry soup mixes and…mumus..) What I was trying to say was … Continue reading

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Oatmeal and strawberries for dinner.

Oatmeal is not a food I usually eat for dinner. Nor do I generally associate strawberries with the gas grill. That’s what I like about these two recipes–they’re a little unexpected. Both recipes came from newspapers. (Yes I am the … Continue reading

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The Best Beans and Rice in the World is Vegetarian

My stepmother Ketly has always made the best beans and rice in the world. A couple of weekends ago when I visited her in New York, she shared her recipe with me. I had always assumed that beans that delicious … Continue reading

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Gwyneth Paltrow eats salad dressing

This salad dressing recipe comes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s annoyingly and pretentiously all-organic website Goop (via, of course, my favorite cooking blog  Smittenkitchen.com). The first surprise is that Gwyneth Paltrow eats. The second is that her dressing is actually very good: … Continue reading

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Cloudy with a chance of gazpacho

It has been in the 90s several times in the past few weeks. Which means we are now well into gazpacho season, a.k.a., the season in which it is ideal to slurp, lick or drink one’s meals cold. I have … Continue reading

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