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Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

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How to Build a One-Skillet Meal Like It's Your Job

By Alex Delany<p>Fewer dishes, fewer problems, and fewer things to complain about. Sounds good to us.<p>Doing the dishes is the worst part of making dinner. That is a universal human truth, a lament that has been well-documented throughout mankind's time on this planet. There aren’t people out there who …

Grilled Foil-Packet Salmon with Snap Peas and Edamame Pesto

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Salmon<p>One 2- to 3-pound side wild salmon, skin-on, pin bones removed<br>• 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger<br>• 1 clove garlic, finely grated<br>• 1 teaspoons salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon white pepper<br>• 2 lemons, one sliced into 8 rounds, one juiced<br>• 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce<br>• One 12-ounce bag fresh cleaned …

Violette's Spinach Fillo Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> My mom has French origins and always cooks in typical French style, but for some reason when she came to this country over 50 years ago she fell in love with American cream cheese. It's probably the only processed food she has in her kitchen even today, and she continues to pooh-pooh …

Recipes

This Easy Sheet Cake Recipe Doesn't Seem Like It Should Work, but It's Incredible

By Claire Saffitz<p>Our new favorite sheet cake recipe is a little unconventional, but the result—fluffy, lighter-than-air yellow cake cloaked in dreamy chocolate-cream cheese frosting—is the stuff of birthday dreams.<p>If you’ve ever made a cake before, then you might look at the recipe for our Easy …

French Onion Soup Casserole

This rich, soup-inspired casserole makes a cheesy, ultra-comforting side dish (our tasters said it would make a great addition to a holiday spread) …

This Weeknight Chicken Chili Packs a Punch of Flavor

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large stockpot over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the …

This Just Might Be the Best Way to Make Chicken for Dinner

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Place the chicken in a large bowl; set aside.<p>Trim the stalks and fronds off the fennel …

The Magic of Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

The magic of dark chocolate cake is something that you can feel if you try this delicious chocolate cake! So rich, chocolatey, and moist! It will …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s chicken recipes

In my house, where the children forever negotiate what they’ll be given at mealtimes while the grownups keep pledging (in vain, obviously), “I’m not getting into this conversation”, chicken is the one food that unifies the family ranks. It appears on our table in endless configurations, the simple …

Recipes

The Number of Calories in a Sweet Potato May Surprise You

Packed with vitamin A and a great source of energy-sustaining complex carbs, sweet potatoes are having their moment in the healthy-eating spotlight. …

This Super-Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake Has a Genius Star Ingredient

Flourless chocolate cakes take all kinds of many-splendored forms—but until now, landing on a fudgy-yet-light, classic birthday cake-like crumb wasn’t one of their strong suits.<p>Moussey? Why yes. Souffle-ish? Sure! Molten? You bet your Jean-Georges Vongerichten they can do molten.<p>But this thoroughly …

Dessert

Diastasis Recti Is The Condition Affecting Almost All Moms

After my second baby was born five years, I was told that I was the proud owner of a diastasis recti a little more than two finger widths wide. I had …

Women's Health

Salad days: what’s life like following the new calorie guidelines?

Public Health England’s new calorie guidelines – 400kcal for breakfast, 600kcal each for lunch and dinner – put me right off my 474kcal bowl of muesli this morning. Especially when I found out I could have had a butter croissant, which has a mere 309kcal.<p>Dr Frankie Phillips, a dietician and …

Food

Make This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli for Dinner

February is not my favorite month. While I'd like to think I'd spend time in my kitchen making long, labor-intensive dinners, like lasagna bolognese …

I Ate 3 Eggs Every Single Morning For a Week – Here’s What I Learned

I’ve always liked eggs – they’re filling and delicious, but for some reason, I just can’t be bothered to make them on the weekdays because I’m too …

Breakfast

10 Delicious Lettuce Wrap Recipes—No More #SadDeskLunch

The only thing more soul-crushing than a sad desk lunch is spending a fortune on overpriced food at the chains around your office. Trendy salad spots …

Our 10 Most Popular Casseroles of 2017

We love the ability casseroles have to feed a crowd and feed them well. Whether it's a baked egg situation for breakfast or a dish full of cheesy …

Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheese Toasties

December 2017<p>4 servings<p>To keep our tomato soup a one-pot operation (and avoid splattering scalding hot liquid), we purée the mixture with an immersion blender, which gets the job done. For an extra-smooth texture, though, feel free to use a regular blender. Want to keep it vegan? (Well, the soup, …

Recipes

20 Easy Noodle Soup Recipes To Whip Up On Cold Nights

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Sticky Toffee Pudding with Dates

This date-filled, caramel-topped cake will be your favorite new all-day indulgence<p>Preheat the oven to 350° and set a rack in the center. Grease the …

Dessert

A Garlicky Broccoli Recipe That Proves Italian Food Can Be Healthy

The idea that Italian food is unhealthy is so far from the truth.<p><i>Valentina Solfrini runs the popular Italian food blog Hortus Cuisine, which celebrates seasonal eating and natural living. Her new book, Naturally Vegetarian, further explores these themes through delicious recipes like this Broccoli</i> …

Italian Food

What are the healthiest foods for a balanced diet?

Everyone knows that a balanced diet is essential to enjoying a long, healthy life. And we all know that we're supposed to aim for five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a day, as well as avoiding the temptations of a McDonald's Big Mac.<p>However... what does a balanced diet actually mean? Apart …

Nutrition

Whip up this vegan curry slow-cooker recipe for your next cozy gathering

As multi-cookers, like the Instant Pot, continue their meteoric rise to the kitchen-gadgets Hall of Fame, you’re likely in one of three camps: you’ve …

Meet the Bronzie: The Nutty, Addictive Bar That Can Be Yours in One Hour

Full disclosure: I bake a lot. People are always asking what happens to all the desserts and cheesy biscuits and pull-apart breads that emerge from my kitchen. And here's what I do: I save enough for our little household, reserving some of every recipe for dinner that night or to enjoy the next …

My Mother Passed as White—Even to Me

Gail Lukasik grew up with a white mother and father—and then discovered her mother’s entire family had been designated as black in the 1900 Louisiana …

New Orleans

This Easy Chicken Chili Comes Together in 20 Minutes

Now that cool fall evenings have returned, nothing beats a hot bowl of chili for dinner. But if you think chili isn't a possibility on a busy …