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Can you make 3 meals for $4 a day?

<i>Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day</i> started as Leanne Brown's thesis project for her master's in food studies at New York University. "$4 a day means …

5 Fantastically Fast Family Meals

Oh, the meals you could make if you had more time, right? Well, these family-friendly dinners are all delicious and surprisingly quick to make. You can have them on the table in 30 minutes -- <i>or less.</i><p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems impossible to make a meal the whole …

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Cook Like Hermoine Granger and 11 Other Ladies of Literature

<i>Eat like your favorite literary heroines with this menu from Cara Nicoletti, author of Voracious.</i><p>Before my book <i>Voracious</i> became a book, it was a blog. But even before that, it was a literary supper club that I hosted in my Brooklyn apartment.<p>I love throwing dinner parties, but preparing for them …

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p><i>Today: Tomatoes, corn, zucchini! Tomatoes, corn, zucchini! Summer's best refrain, on repeat.</i><p>One of summer's perfect pairs, fresh tomato and basil, were …

8 Tested and Perfected Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer grilling season is in full swing. Branch out from the usual hot dogs and burgers with these delicious and foolproof recipes.<p><b>1. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look -- and if you haven't …

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Weekend Reading

<i>Every Sunday, we round up our favorite food reads (podcasts, and videos) from the week, so you can sit back with that cup of coffee and settle in to catch up on what's happening in the world of food.</i><p><i>Today: A food podcast turns 20, nutrition labels face a major redesign, and why some of the best</i> …

Start Saving Apricot Pits—To Make Ice Cream

<i>Every other Sunday,</i> <i>we'll focus on one overlooked kitchen scrap and show you how to turn what would otherwise be trash into a dish to treasure.</i><p><i>Today: This ice cream is the pits. No, really—it's made with stone fruit pits.</i><p>Stone fruit pits are one kitchen scrap that’s easy to toss in the compost bin …

If I Can Make Fried Chicken, So Can You

<i>A girl, a bird, and a big bubbling vat of hot oil.</i><p>You can take the girl out of the south, but then how can you be sure she's southern? Despite growing up in East Tennessee, where people <i>do</i> say y'all and drink sweet tea and monogram everything, I've never made fried chicken. I can't even remember …

Why You Should Put Yogurt on Your Pizza

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Like yogurt? Put it on your pizza.</i><p>You're always reading about how yogurt does a body good—healthy …