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The 20 Most Comforting Ina Garten Recipes to Make in This Lifetime

If you're searching for comfort foods, you'll likely end up landing on Ina Garten's recipes. The Barefoot Contessa has developed a well-deserved reputation as the queen of doable, crowd-pleasing, and comforting recipes, both savory and sweet. Consider this your official Ina Garten bucket list of …

Keep warm with this easy broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe

Keep it simple for dinner tonight with this broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe. The dish uses only a handful of ingredients — garlic, broccoli, butter, onion, potato and broth — along with a little oil and seasoning, but you'd never guess it from the soup's rich flavor. Best of all? Each …

10 Outstanding Short Stories To Read in 2017

<i>Below is a guest post from Mumbai-based writer-filmmaker—and longtime #longreads contributor—Pravesh Bhardwaj (@AuteurPravesh).</i><p>I’ve been doing this …

Pasta with Mushrooms and Prosciutto

4 Servings<p>Getting the consistency of the creamy mushroom sauce right is key for this pasta recipe. You want to reduce it just until it clings to the pasta to create a light coating; be careful not to reduce it too much.<p>October 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 ounces thinly …

Italian Food

Paris Review - Iris Murdoch, The Art of Fiction No. 117

Interviewed by Jeffrey Meyers<p>Issue 115, Summer 1990<p>Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin on July 15, 1919 and grew up in London. She was educated at Badminton School in Bristol and studied classics at Somerville College, Oxford from 1938 until 1942, receiving first-class honors. She was assistant …

Literature

79 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

The next time you’re in Los Angeles and looking for something to do, check out some wallet-friendly favorites. (Photo: Almy)<p>In the land of splashy …

Paris Review - Louise Erdrich, The Art of Fiction No. 208

Interviewed by Lisa Halliday<p>Issue 195, Winter 2010<p>O<p>Only one passenger train per day makes the Empire Builder journey from Chicago to Seattle, and when it stops in Fargo, North Dakota, at 3:35 in the morning, one senses how, as Louise Erdrich has written, the “earth and sky touch everywhere and …

Literature

Paris Review - Mark Helprin, The Art of Fiction No. 132

Interviewed by James Linville<p>Issue 126, Spring 1993<p>For Mark Helprin the world has always been an abundant source of tales of high romance and beauty leavened by the occasional absurd detail.<p>As a young man, Helprin’s father traveled in Soviet Asia as a purchasing agent, buying sheep entrails for …

Literature

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

By the time it crashed, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 would have been just about ready to land. Beverage carts stowed, seat backs upright, tray tables locked. The 29 people on board would have just heard the engines change pitch and felt the nose dip slightly, seat belts tugging at their …

Spinach-Chickpea Burgers

This is one of my favorite veggie burgers. It has everything I want: hearty chickpeas, fortifying spinach, a hint of nutty toasted cumin seeds, and …