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Crocchette di patate (Potato Croquettes)

<i>Crocchette di</i> <i>palate</i>, or <b>potato croquettes</b>, are wonderfully versatile. They are probably most often served as an antipasto, but they can also do fine …

Mozzarella in carrozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches)

Don’t know about you, but I love cheese. Just about any kind. In our house we tend to eat more cheese during the cool winter months, but the arrival …

Gelato: The Basic Recipe

Today we’ll take a look at the basic recipe for everyone’s favorite summer dessert: ice cream! The Italian version of ice cream, called <b>gelato</b>, …

Polpette di melanzane (Eggplant Meatballs)

The cooking of Puglia, the region that encompasses the ‘heel’ of the Italian peninsula on the Adriatic Sea, deserves to be much better known. It …

How to make fresh egg pasta

When making fresh home-made egg pasta, variously known in Italian as <i>pasta fresca</i> or <i>pasta fatta in casa</i> or <i>pasta all’uovo</i>, I usually make life easy for …

Tomato Sauce 101

I’m all for convenience when it actually makes life simpler, but it’s always been a mystery to me why people buy those jars of wretched “spaghetti …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

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Maids of Honour: the Great British Bake loved by Henry VIII

These delicious little tartlets, supposedly favoured by Henry VIII, have been the star attraction of a Richmond teahouse for nearly 200 years<p>Some say it happened at Hampton Court, some say Richmond Palace. You pays your ha’penny and you takes your choice when it comes to legends about Henry VIII’s …

Eight forgotten British bakes that deserve a comeback

We all know Eccles cakes and Bath buns, but have you ever tried a Huffkin or Maid of Honour?<p>Britain is often unfairly mocked for its cooking, but one thing we do have is a proud and vibrant baking tradition. Sadly, many of our regional bakes are in danger of vanishing. Though classic treats like …

Puff pastry tart with smoked bacon, onion and potato

To make this vegetarian just leave out the bacon. Put some sautéed mushrooms on top, or slices of a melting cheese, such as taleggio.<p>SERVES<p>4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g ready-made puff pastry, butter puff is best<br>• 2 large onions, thinly sliced<br>• 25g butter<br>• 500g waxy potatoes<br>• 300g smoked bacon lardons<br>• 125g crème …

Healthy fish and chips recipe

Lemon sole goujons with chips, crushed peas and homemade ketchup.<p><i>Serves: 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the lemon sole</i><p>2 x 500g lemon sole filleted and trimmed into 8 even pieces<p>50g plain flour, seasoned with a good pinch of salt and pepper<p>100g breadcrumbs<p>2 medium eggs beaten<p>30ml rapeseed oil<p>For the tomato and …

Pear and ginger cake recipe

This pear and ginger number is an oil painting of a cake, whose special flavour is taken from a mixture of sugars and syrup.<p><i>Serves 8</i><p>Those who know my cake-making will be accustomed to the boiling method that I use for fruit and spice cakes – it ensures an edge with a lovely chewiness and a soggy …

Dessert

Really sticky ribs

This simple marinade turns pork ribs into a sticky, barbecuey nibble and is a real hit with the kids<p>Ingredients<p>500g carton passata<br>• 2 garlic cloves, …

Perfect burger: the ultimate recipe

The French are said to be ditching baguettes in favour of American import the burger. But what's the secret to making your own at home?<p>The French, it seems, are losing their taste for boeuf bourgignon and turning to burgers. <b>Nearly half of all the sandwiches sold in the home of Hause Cuisine last</b> …

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

Find Your Cup of Tea: 5 Unbeatable Brews

Tea isn't just for old ladies and British crumpet-dunkers<p>Newsflash: Tea isn't just for old ladies and British crumpet-dunkers. This ancient brew has a long list of benefits that you, too, can tap, and luckily, there's a type of leaf for any liking.Technically, all true teas do come from …

Greek Yogurt Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

Your favorite dessert with half the fat, twice the protein, and a probiotics boost<p>Your favorite dessert with half the fat, twice the protein, and a probiotics boost<p>Greek yogurt—is there anything it can’t do? You can eat it, freeze it, cook with it, and now, make other foods out of it. Green …

8 Homemade Veggie Burger Recipes

As sad as we are that summer is coming to a close, we’re super excited that Labor Day affords us one more long weekend to grill (and chill) out before cooler temps take over. If you’re hosting a backyard gathering this weekend, we’re guessing that burgers and dogs are at the top of your shopping …

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5 New Ways to Use Avocado

Avocados aren't just delicious—they're brimming with health benefits. For starters, they’re high in potassium (half an avocado contains 487 milligrams, more than you’ll find in a medium banana), which can help lower blood pressure. Their healthy fats (the monounsaturated kind) can help fight high …

What Is Art? What Is Food? And Why Can't We Tell the Difference?

From Dumb Starbucks to @nyorktimes and Food Party, we examine "ambiguously parodic" food-art projects<p>At this very moment, dozens of Los Angelenos are lining up in a strip mall in Los Feliz for a venti extra-shot no-whip cold-foam pretty-hot latte. The lines are much longer than they'd be at …

The Best Cheeses for Every Kind of Romantic Situation

Different types of dates require different types of cheese; let the cheese you serve do the talking.<p>You dodged a bullet—no underwhelming restaurant Valentine’s Day prix fixe this year! The plan is a night at your place. You <i>could</i> spend hours shopping and cooking, or you could <b>let cheese do all the</b> …

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Black history has become a commodity traded by Republicans and corporations

Why do we have a Black History Month in America? As many have said, black history should be part of our national conversation 365 days a year, not just jammed into a single month. While it may not have been intended this way, this annual February event only serves to further separate black people …