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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

You know how the saying goes. It’s what waiters around the world have used for years to push the daily special.“This meat is so tender it falls off …

Cooking

Pasta Puttanesca: A Fancy Pasta Dish for the Lazy Cook

You have refined tastes and not a lot of time. Make puttanesca—it's easy, elevated, and hard to screw up.<p>I have, for many years, relied on pasta to come through in a pinch: I’ll make cacio e pepe when I get home drunk and need something fast and carb-y and cheesy; or I’ll make a quick tomato sauce …

Recipes

Sambal Oelek Is the Hot Sauce That Can Do Everything

You've fallen in love with sriracha, but you should be cooking with sambal<p>Anyone who knows me knows I love chiles. Last March, I snuck back 12 kilos of dried peppers from Mexico (and a few tacos too). So even when I'm trying to develop simple, user-friendly recipes with approachable ingredient …

Cooking

15 Comforting Soups for Cold Fall Days

If you ask us, there is literally nothing better in the whole world than a delicious, hot bowl of soup on a chilly fall day! Okay, maybe we’re being …

Cooking

Sweet Potato Toast Is the Breakfast Trend That Keeps on Giving

We first discovered sweet potato toasts at the beginning of the summer, and since then we’ve made it our mission to come up with as many toppings as …

Breakfast

100 Days of Real Food Slow-Cooker Chili Recipe

This super-easy Crock-Pot chili recipe from Lisa Leake's new cookbook will become one of your family's favorites.<p>In 2010 I was given the wake-up call of my life when I watched an episode of <i>Oprah</i> featuring Michael Pollan, who was talking about where our food comes from, and realized that the …

Elena Ferrante: Hiding in Plain Sight

<b>FRANTUMAGLIA</b><b><br>A Writer’s Journey</b><br>By Elena Ferrante<br>Translated by Ann Goldstein and others<br>384 pp. Europa Editions. $24.<p>On one side, we have Claudio Gatti, an investigative journalist with a strong sense of vocation. On the other side, a novelist who, under the pseudonym Elena Ferrante, has written some …

15 Delectable No-Bake Desserts That’ll Sweeten This Fall

Combination of these no-bake desserts flavors may seem unusual, try it out in this fall and make your kitchen cool.

Dessert

Readers’ recipe swap: Spelt

The intensely wheaten flavour of this grain makes it the perfect filler for your salads, stuffings and baked goods<p>I’ll be honest with you: I can find little difference in flavour between wholegrain spelt and normal wholewheat. I wasn’t even sure if the flavour difference would come through in finer …

5 Steps To Inspiring Kids To Love Books More Than Screens

Your role in developing kids’ interest in reading is pretty obvious, according to Julie Rodriguez, who is the Vice President Of Literary Services for …

Books

No Joy, no Sadness – here's what Inside Out looks like from the outside

Last year, Pixar delivered Inside Out, a big-hearted adventure story with one remarkable difference: most of the action took place inside an 11-year-old girl's head.<p>Riley's emotions, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, help her navigate the stormy waters of leaving her beloved Minnesota and …

As a novelist, I have to ask: Are amateur reviews at all valuable to anyone?

I waited impatiently for the first Amazon review of my most recent book to appear. You can't control these things, I thought, you just have to wait for someone out there in vacuum-land to love it enough to post. And there, finally, it was, the first review: one star. One star! The text of the …