Elsa Ramirez

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How to Use Which Oils For What

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Oil is a vehicle,</b> used during cooking to transfer heat or after cooking to impart flavor (the drizzle). But no oil can do both. That's why some oils undergo commercial processing to remove flavorful, fragrant sediments. This clarifies the oil and raises the smoke …

Health

Something to Cook: Tortilla Española

<i>Published in the January 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Haidar Karoum, Estadio, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Tortilla española</b> is the national dish of Spain, and making it is an inherited skill: You learn the inversion technique at the knee of another cook, standing by and admiring the economy and fluidity of the motion until …

Onions

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

BBQ

Angelina Jolie Dies for Our Sins

A very beautiful woman who sees herself as the underdog becomes very famous. Because of her fame, she suffers. Because of her suffering, she becomes even more famous. Then she becomes virtuous. Very, very virtuous.<p><i>Originally published in the July 2007 issue</i><p><b>This is a 9/11 story.</b> Granted, it's also a …

Angelina Jolie

Sofia Vergara's Secrets: The Esquire Cover Story

An intimate conversation in which the bombshell from Modern Family reveals, in her own words, closely guarded truths about the heretofore incomprehensible ways of the Latin woman. Note: You'll have to imagine her accent. It's one of the great accents of our time.<p><i>Published in the April 2012 issue,</i> …

Swimwear

A Southern Vegetarian Cookbook Giveaway + Cauliflower Couscous with Sautéed Kale and Artichoke Hearts

+++ This contest is closed. Thanks for all the great comments! +++<p><b>CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS:</b><p><b>Commenter #6, Joan</b><p><b>Commenter #9, Tofu Mom (aka Tofu &</b> …

Edamame Hummus

I realize that Valentine’s Day is in 2 days, and as a blogger I’m supposed to be doing my part to cover the world in homemade cards, DIY wreaths, and …

Chimichurri

71<p>5<p>1<p>Shares 77<p>Beef is very popular in France. And it’s not just for the taste: on more than one occasion, I’ve been told I need to eat more red meat …

Real Life Wednesday: I'm So Over You, Winter.

Real Life Wednesday: I’m So Over You, Winter.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 12, 2014 65<p>Hey hey Wednesday! PUHLEASE pull me out of my winter humdrum funk.<p>Can …

Cuban Black Bean Stew

Cuban black bean soup ranks with France's steak frites and Italy's spaghetti with red sauce as a national obsession. It is a touchstone dish of the …