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Ronan Farrow: Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein and me

I’ve made too many enemies through my journalism ever to run for political office in the United States<p>“Thanks for taking the time,” says Ronan Farrow when we meet at a central London hotel. Farrow is the journalist whose exposé of Harvey Weinstein helped kickstart the #MeToo movement. Just 30 years …

Woody Allen

A Fancy French Chocolate Cake You'd Never Guess Is One-Bowl

Pastry chefs are tinkerers. I wouldn’t be surprised if a disproportionate number of us had engineers or scientists or inventors for parents. If you own or are in charge of a pastry kitchen, you probably have endless tales of re-inventing, re-jiggering, and “hacking” various tools, equipment, and …

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

Liquor

Hope Hicks to Leave Post as White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks, President Trump’s communications director and one of his longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she planned to leave the White House in the next few weeks.<p>Ms. Hicks, 29, a former model who joined Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign without any experience in politics, became …

Donald Trump

10 Years Ago, Screenwriters Went On Strike And Changed Television Forever

From the rise of reality TV to the "death" of the baby writer, the 100-day battle between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers had long-lasting effects.<p>In late 2007, “How I Met Your Mother” co-creator Craig Thomas faced an unusual situation. After …

Laurie Metcalf Was Hiding in Plain Sight

A unicorn, a monster, a phoenix, a machine, a heavyweight fighter, an astronaut, a superhero, a thoroughbred, a home-run hitter, a waitress juggling “16 entrees, 42 starters, 16 desserts,” a jazz virtuoso, LeBron James, Magellan, Snuffleupagus. The actress Laurie Metcalf has been compared to all of …

Lebron James

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for cherry blondies with bay cream | The Sweet Spot

Beautify your brownies with these grown-up blondies spiced up with citrus and cherries<p>Usually I like to take a recipe straight to its basest form: opera cake? Make that a chocolate sponge. Towering croquembouche? Serve ‘em a nice eclair instead. These blondies are unusual for me, then, because for …

Recipes

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Maple-Glazed Doughnut Bundt Cake

Ingredients<p>Cake:<p>1 cup butter softened<br>• 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar<br>• 4 eggs separated<br>• 1/4 cup sour cream<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoon maple extract<br>• 3 cups all-purpose …

5 recipes for stew meat that aren't stew

Sometimes you just want to try something different.<p>I hit the grocery budget jackpot a few months ago in the meat section of the supermarket. Organic …

Cooking

3-Ingredient Pork Cutlets: A Dinner Recipe You Can Actually Memorize

“Cheap protein, staple ingredients, can’t lose.” These are the words I imagine Coach Eric Taylor from <i>Friday Night Lights</i> might use when describing a winning game plan for dinner. If I’m right, then he would definitely approve of my grandmother’s easy pork cutlets: thin, lean cuts of pork loin, …

Overwhelmed at Trader Joe’s? Use this year’s fan favorites as a cheat sheet

I’m pretty sure my Trader Joe’s tally is about the same every time I go there, within a 20-dollar window: That full-fat yogurt the kids like, some …

Trader Joe's

This Gyro-Inspired Casserole Is the Perfect Dish for the Inebriated

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Recipe: Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus Dressing

Heat the olive oil in a wide sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sprinkle lightly with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

A Quicker-Than-Quick Bread Way to Use Up Bananas

When there are bunches of browning bananas sitting in my fruit bowl, my first instinct is banana bread. Not a bad choice any day of the week, but sometimes I don’t have time to make a banana bread during the week. It’s easy enough to freeze old bananas and save them for the weekend when I have more …

How To Make Truly Great Vegetable Stock

Vegetarian and vegan cooking should celebrate vegetables rather than forcing them into a meat-shaped box. I'll take "oh damn, I didn't know I liked …

Coconut

Make Lemon Drizzle Cake Your New Weeknight-Friendly Dessert

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake<p>Serves 12 to 15<p><i>For the cake:</i><br>Cooking spray <br>2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour <br>2 teaspoons baking powder <br>1 teaspoon salt <br>2 sticks (8 …

Dessert

Here Are Our Favorite Recipes From A Whole Year Of Cooking

Here's what our editors and writers loved this year.

3 Ways to Soften Butter Quickly and Easily

This weekend, I was halfway through assembling ingredients for a yellow cake when I realized that I'd forgotten to set out butter to soften. Again. I …

Baking

30 Outstanding Ways to Cook Beans

Simple Pot-Cooked Beans (<i>Frijoles de la Olla</i>)<p>Basic but delicious, this is how beans are cooked all over Mexico. The fresher your dried beans, the …

Cooking

Be a Genius, Do This One Thing, Have Better Soups All Winter

There's one surprisingly simple thing you can do tonight (or tomorrow, or Saturday afternoon) that, all winter long, will give you the soup-making power of homemade vegetable broth in—<i>snap!</i>—the time it takes to make hot water.<p>It’s not magic, it’s bouillon! One jar will last you a good six …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Why you should never thaw frozen steaks before cooking them

Cooking with fresh beef will always be the ultimate way to prepare a steak, but it turns out that using a frozen steak is your next-best …

'Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing' -- A Book Review

I've long despised five-point listicles and other obvious clickbait. For instance, google "5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book" and you won't exactly stump the world's largest search engine. Many books these days intentionally contain numbers in their titles for marketing reasons.<p>Posts and books …

Macaroni and Cheese

Excerpted from <i>Cooking for Comfort: More Than 100 Wonderful Recipes That Are as Satisfying to Cook as They Are to Eat</i> by Marian Burros (Simon & …

No Fuss, No Muss: 7 Simple Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love

Weeknight dinners should full of flavor, not fuss. These easy recipes prove that you can create healthy and delicious meals for your family with minimal hassle.<p><b>1. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas</b><p>These crisp tortillas filed with gooey melted cheddar, shredded rotisserie chicken and a smoky …

Skillet S'mores Cookie | Chelsea's Messy Apron

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.<p>In an 8 or 9-inch cast iron skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the white sugar and brown sugar …

A Very Sensible (Genius) Lentil Soup, Until the Sherry

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Make a richly flavored lentil soup from nothing (and then tip in some sherry, for kicks).</i><p>Until the very end, this recipe seems to be an exercise in austerity.<p>It's …