When the winter blues set in, I take a weekend to ease out of it naturally with comfort food, a funny book, an inspiring movie, and a blast of music. The music, the movie, and the book change every year, but the meal must be intense, seasonal, filling, and hangover-worthy.
Julia SerebrinskyJulia Serebrinsky is a book editor, ghost writer, and a mother of feisty 8-year-old twin boys.
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Noticeably cloudier in color and grassier in its aroma, unfiltered olive oil contains particles of live fruit from earliest harvest, giving it a more multilayered texture, sort of like pulp in orange juice. The taste is unmistakable, transforming ordinary soups, salads and dips into something sublime.
On my father's 78th birthday, my aunt surprised him with a platter of steaming cabbage pie. After a moment of speechless delight, he said, “This is it; this is the cabbage pie that Nora Ephron searched for all over New York City.”
I've heard a lot of kvetching about this year’s overlap of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. I say, bring it on! It happens once in a century, and both holidays integrate sweet and savory seasonal food and allow for plenty of experimentation.
Kabees - traditional Middle Eastern pickled vegetables - convert the hard-as-a-rock dusty beet into a tender, tantalizing slice of deliciousness. A creative, colorful, and unique way to bring beets to your Thanksgiving table!
This earthy and colorful recipe features pomegranate syrup to provide a good counterbalance to the beets’ sweetness, cumin and cinnamon to give it depth, and cilantro for a striking green to spike up the magenta of the beet.
My friendships tend to grow around books, music, and food. Well, mostly food. I can't believe I did it, but I got my friend Dannette to share her recipe for Jamaican Chicken and Squash Soup. Ridiculously delicious!
Say goodbye to South Beach Diet, Atkins, and You series, there's a new kind of bestseller in health books.
The teacher told us to move our toes “gently and compassionately.” Can you move your toes aggressively and with disregard, I wondered?