Sandra Jackson Assaf

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The shadow over Egypt

By Orla Guerin<p>Egypt will elect a president next month.<p>Opponents have been rounded up.<p>Many have been jailed, tortured or disappeared.<p>The daughter<p><i>Warning: This piece contains details of torture and sexual violence that some readers may find upsetting.</i><p>It was a family wedding, a happy occasion that was …

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Is the King of Condiments

By Christina Chaey<p>With apologies to mayo, ketchup, and Sriracha.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade hoisin sauce recipe associate editor Christina Chaey makes in triple-batches and puts on</i> …

Cooking

We Locked Four Experts in a Room Until They Solved Immigration

Your move, Congress.<p>It’s a problem that has eluded top statesmen for nearly two decades: what to do with the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors—children who grew up in the U.S. going to American schools, living in American cities and towns and otherwise living more or …

Immigration

Plant-based milk vs. cow's milk: What's the difference?

What a registered dietitian wants you to know about all those "milks" in the grocery store.<p>Though non-dairy milks have been around for a while, they’ve recently experienced soaring sales and enormous popularity — due, in part, to environmental concerns, dairy issues (from allergies to lactose …

Nutrition

How to Make Perfect Carbonara: Mistakes to Avoid

By Alex Delany<p>You want perfect strands of pasta glossed with a rich, silky sauce—not noodles tossed with scrambled eggs. Here's how to get it right, every time.<p>Pasta carbonara is the ultimate there's-no-food-in-the-house dinner. No matter how bare your cupboard or unfortunately under-stocked your …

Recipes

A Toum Recipe For the Extra Garlicky Yogurt Sauce I've Loved All My Life

For Andy Baraghani, a hometown schwarma shop sparked a lifelong obsession.<p><i>This post is part of Andy Baraghani's Guide to Modern Middle Eastern Cooking. Get all his recipes, tips, and stories here.</i><p>When I was in my teens, old enough to drive myself around, I would rarely would go straight home after …

5 Ways to Use Your Dutch Oven in the Oven

When it comes to cookware, a Dutch oven is an investment that is totally worth its cost. I'm convinced there is nothing this hefty pot can't do, and …

Romaine with Creamy Olive Dressing Recipe

You will say goodbye to store-bought salad dressings once you taste this easy, homemade blend. Mix your favorite mayonnaise, some liquid from a jar …

10 Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes That Will Have Meat Eaters Wanting Seconds

When recipes go meat-free, there's a tendency for them to be bulked up on the carbs—be it pasta, bread, or sweet potatoes. But just because you're …

These 5 Easy Dinners Will Give You the Coziest Fall Feels

Now that we are squarely settled into fall, there is nothing I want more than a meal plan full of dinners that are hearty, warming, and above all …

Professors Peeved to Learn They Don’t Own What They Teach Online

It took a year for Christopher Nelson to create a course for a new online degree program in philosophy at South Texas College, where he had to …

What Fox News and Hannity Blocked Me From Saying: Mumia as Fuel for Right-Wing Agenda

On Wednesday afternoon, I received an email from Fox News' show, <i>Hannity</i>, about the possibility of an interview with me on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The heat was turned up at Fox in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing that day where Debo Adegbile was being confirmed as President …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 14, Stained Glass Lemon Cookies

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 14: Stained Glass Lemon Cookies<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>Do not adjust your set. Do not be alarmed. This recipe contains …

Avoiding Sticky Situations with Toffee, Praline, and Caramel

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Avoid sticky situations when cooking sugar with these surprisingly sweet tips</i> …

33 Festive And Beautiful Foods To Make For Christmas

There are so many great things about the holidays. One of them is presents; all of the rest of them are food.

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Food