Charlene Chong

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Umami: The 5th Taste, Explained

<i>We've partnered with Ajinomoto Co. Inc. to celebrate our favorite taste—umami—with a series that digs into its history, its complexity, and its many, many culinary applications. First up: What exactly</i> is <i>umami?</i><p>Umami is one of those alluring buzz words TV chefs throw around when they want to describe …

Roasting Marrow Bones at Home Is Way Easier Than We Expected

Whoever coined the phrase <i>dry as a bone</i> never tried marrow—that custardy, fatty filling, hiding amid beef and veal leg bones, like light inside a tunnel. A lot of people haven’t. For most of my years, I didn't even know it existed, until one winter night when my family was having osso buco and egg …

13 Low-Cost Lunches to Pack for Work

Maybe you’re trying to keep to a budget to save up for a special trip or a new Dutch oven. Or maybe you’ve recently taken a look at your billing statements and would like to stop personally funding Seamless. Whatever your reason, the new year is a great time to reassess our habits, including what …

What Is Turmeric, Anyway?

By Amiel Stanek<p>It's orange. It's everywhere. But what's the deal with turmeric, and what are you supposed to do with it?<p>If you happen to follow Healthyish, our sister brand, theres a good chance you've seen the word "turmeric" thrown around more than a few times, probably attached to some sort of …

Gooey, Flaky, Crispy Pablo Style Lava Cheese Tart (Medium to Medium Rare)

Yeah! After several attempts, I finally succeeded – Hot stamped it and sealed with Apricot Jam! Happy!<p>What is my favourite food in Japan? Pablo …

Pears for Eating and Pears for Baking

Juicy, soft, sweet pears are a fabulously versatile fruit, and the generic "pear" on produce charts doesn't do this fruit justice. There are many …

Ginsburg Slaps Gorsuch in Gerrymandering Case

Toward the end of the Supreme Court’s argument in Gill v. Whitford, about the future of partisan gerrymandering, there was a revealing moment about the place of the newest Justice in the esteem of at least one of his peers. In less than a year, Neil Gorsuch has dominated oral arguments, lectured …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sonia Sotomayor’s simple, devastating question in Gill v. Whitford.

Throughout Tuesday’s oral arguments in <i>Gill v. Whitford</i>, Justice Anthony Kennedy and the Supreme Court’s left-leaning justices grilled Wisconsin’s …

Obama heading to Germany in May to talk democracy with Merkel

Former President Barack Obama plans to reemerge on the international stage in late May, sitting down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home country for a panel discussion about democracy.<p>The panel, part of a 500–year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, is titled “Being Involved in …

Why Millennial Pink Refuses to Go Away

Even if you haven’t heard of Millennial Pink, or didn’t know that it went by this name (it’s also known as Tumblr Pink and Scandi Pink), you’ve seen …

Rose Quartz

Massimo Bottura's Revolutionary Risotto

An inventive risotto technique from the chef of Italy's Osteria Francescana<p>When the beguiling and brilliant Italian chef Massimo Bottura stopped by …

The "Babka" You've Seen Everywhere Isn't Really Babka After All

The babka I grew up with was bad. It was dry and crumbly and full of trans fat. It came from a grocery store in the same suburban strip mall as my orthodontist Dr. Diamond's office and, in our household, counted only my parents as fans. I never would've dreamt of sharing a photo of it—all stale and …

Hello? Is That You, Deep Dish Pizza?

I hail from the Midwest, and tasted my first <i>real</i> deep dish pizza long before I tasted my first proper New York slice. That said, I've always been a thin and crispy kind of girl. When deep dish pizza is done right, it can be awesome: soft, pillowy crust loaded with sauce, cheese, and toppings …

How to make the best Har Gow (蝦餃) - Shrimp dumpling recipe

Who invented Har Gow (shrimp dumpling)?<p>Ninety years ago, the proprietor of 怡珍茶樓 (Yee Zhen tea house) at the Five Phoenix Village 五鳳鄉 in Guangzhou …

Food & Dining

The Brownie Recipe to Make When You're Desperate

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray, dust with flour, tapping out the …

Dessert

15 Korean New Year Recipes

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to thank everyone for another great year at Korean Bapsang! Thank you so much for reading, cooking, sharing and …

Japan Now Has Kit Kat...Sushi

This week in Tokyo, you can buy Kit Kat sushi. Dreams are real!<p>According to <i>Entabe</i> and <i>Tokyo Bargain Mania</i>, the first street-facing Kit Kat specialty …

Easy Rum-Spiked, Ricotta Turnovers Best Eaten for Breakfast

Head to any bar in the centre of Florence (or any major Italian city for that matter) in the morning and you'll find a counter full of standing customers, rows of pastries behind glass, and a well-worked espresso machine. The line-up of pastries can be downright dazzling, whether you've walked into …

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

America has always been aspirational to me. Even when I chafed at its hypocrisies, it somehow always seemed sure, a nation that knew what it was doing, refreshingly free of that anything-can-happen existential uncertainty so familiar to developing nations. But no longer. The election of Donald …

Feminism

Child refugees forced to work for nothing after leaving Calais

Lawyers voice concern over unaccompanied minors sent to ‘welcome centres’ after demolition of French camp<p>Child refugees sent from the demolished Calais “jungle” to supposedly safe welcome centres across France claim they have been pressed into forced labour.<p>Legal interviews with unaccompanied …

Flour Focaccia from 'Flour, Too'

Use <b>Joanne Chang's</b> focaccia bread in the lamb sandwich recipe out of her new cookbook, <i>Flour, Too</i>. Extra slices should, of couse, be used for snacking at all hours of the day.<p>Reprinted with permission from <i>Flour, Too: Indispensable Recipes for the Cafe's Most Loved Sweets and Savories</i> by Joanne Chang. …

This Season's Lovable, Anytime Apple Cake

<i>Tra-la-la, it's The Fall Cookbook Cake Parade: a new cake from a new cookbook every single day. Are your costumes cake pans ready?</i><p><i>Today: An apple cake that's suitable for breakfast and dessert, from Dinner at the Long Table.</i><p>A flip through the new cookbook Dinner at the Long Table from Andrew Tarlow …

The Tweetstorm Heard 'Round the Republican Party

Women nationwide are denouncing Donald Trump. Conservative Marybeth Glenn is furious that men aren’t following suit—and she has a message for them.<p>Marybeth Glenn describes herself as a Coolidge Conservative who is addicted to politics, Christian apologetics, C.S. Lewis, Ray Bradbury, Ravi …

Republicans

The Comforting, Turmeric-Spiked Chicken Soup I’ve Been Obsessed with for Decades

My aunt’s family lived in Burma in the ‘60s and when they came back to the U.S., they brought a recipe for “kaukswe,” a coconut-chicken-curry dish from the southern part of the country. It became our family’s celebratory dish for every big get-together.<p>Gathered around a large round table in a …