A chef’s quest to preserve Cambodia’s lost flavors

A chef’s quest to preserve Cambodia’s lost flavors

A chef’s quest to preserve Cambodia’s lost flavors As a little girl in Phnom Penh in the early 1990s, Rotanak Ros would sell fresh vegetables with her mother. Cambodia was emerging from years of colonial rule, civil war and genocide, and life in its capital …..

One pan, 30 minutes and a superior spring salmon

One pan, 30 minutes and a superior spring salmon

One pan, 30 minutes and a superior spring salmon By Melissa Clark, The New York Times Of all the ways to cook a sugar snap pea, roasting at high heat was never at the top of my list. To me, the joy of a sugar …..

The easiest way to crunchy homemade samosas

The easiest way to crunchy homemade samosas

The easiest way to crunchy homemade samosas By Zainab Shah, The New York Times In Pakistan, the Urdu word for “yesterday” is the same as the word for “tomorrow.” And lateness is generally acceptable. Sometimes, the sun sets while those observing Ramzan (the Urdu term …..

Yahoo Answers, a haven for the confused, is shutting down

Yahoo Answers, a haven for the confused, is shutting down

Yahoo Answers, a haven for the confused, is shutting down By Daniel Victor, The New York Times Company At times on Yahoo Answers, the people asking questions of strangers lunged for the hallucinatory limits of human curiosity: What would a heaven for elephants be like? …..

How to make stunning croissants at home

How to make stunning croissants at home

How to make stunning croissants at home By Claire Saffitz, The New York Times Does anything in the baking realm rival a fresh croissant, the way its burnished shell shatters, then yields to the silky, bready, layered interior? Simply, the answer is no. A pastry …..

Umami is often a flavor bomb. In this creamy pasta, it’s a balm.

Umami is often a flavor bomb. In this creamy pasta, it’s a balm.

Umami is often a flavor bomb. In this creamy pasta, it’s a balm. By Eric Kim, The New York Times In 1908, Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda discovered that an amino acid called glutamate in kombu, or dried kelp, was responsible for the wonderful savoriness in …..

Come get your pork chop! Here are five dishes to cook this week.

Come get your pork chop! Here are five dishes to cook this week.

Come get your pork chop! Here are five dishes to cook this week. By Emily Weinstein, The New York Times People have many unlikely sources of cooking inspiration, including movies, TV and books. Then there’s jury duty. In response to a recent query about what …..

Salmonella outbreak is linked to wild birds and feeders, CDC says

Salmonella outbreak is linked to wild birds and feeders, CDC says

Salmonella outbreak is linked to wild birds and feeders, CDC says By Jesus Jiménez, The New York Times A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders has sickened 19 people across eight states, eight of whom have been hospitalized, federal health …..

Five tech commandments to a safer digital life

Five tech commandments to a safer digital life

Five tech commandments to a safer digital life By Brian X. Chen, The New York Times Company Tech is always changing, and so is the way we use it. That means we are always finding new ways to let our guard down for bad actors to …..

Mikaela Shiffrin is not going downhill

Mikaela Shiffrin is not going downhill

Mikaela Shiffrin is not going downhill By Bill Pennington, The New York Times Mikaela Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic Alpine skiing champion, stopped competing 13 months ago, an absence tied to the accidental death of her father and later extended by the coronavirus pandemic and a …..

Moqueca recipe: A stew that captures the essence of the sea

Moqueca recipe: A stew that captures the essence of the sea

Moqueca recipe: A stew that captures the essence of the sea By Yewande Komolafe, The New York Times Daniela Narcisco, a Brazilian cookbook author and food historian based in Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina, Brazil, describes moqueca as “a wonderful addition to any Easter …..

Yes, ham can be a surprisingly easy spring project

Yes, ham can be a surprisingly easy spring project

Yes, ham can be a surprisingly easy spring project By Steven Raichlen, The New York Times A homemade ham represents a formidable culinary challenge. You might start with a hog’s hind leg, which tips the scale at 15 to 20 pounds. You would cure it …..

How to get a Peloton-style workout without splurging

How to get a Peloton-style workout without splurging

How to get a Peloton-style workout without splurging By Brian X. Chen, The New York Times Co. Lisa Whitney, a dietitian in Reno, Nevada, came across the deal of a lifetime about two years ago. A fitness studio was going out of business and selling …..

Motive in Boulder shooting is still a mystery, police say

Motive in Boulder shooting is still a mystery, police say

Motive in Boulder shooting is still a mystery, police say BOULDER, Colo. — Investigators searching for answers after the mass shooting in Boulder this week still do not know why a gunman fatally shot 10 people at a crowded grocery store, the police chief said …..

Getting the best out of thick asparagus

Getting the best out of thick asparagus

Getting the best out of thick asparagus By Melissa Clark, The New York Times When I was a kid, my father planted asparagus in a sunny corner of our Brooklyn backyard. He was an optimistic urban gardener, despite a long list of failed crops: apricots …..

5 fresh Seder dishes you’ll want to make all the time

5 fresh Seder dishes you’ll want to make all the time

5 fresh Seder dishes you’ll want to make all the time By Susan Spungen, The New York Times Another trip around the sun during COVID means another year of Zoom Seders. Whether virtual or in-person, a good Seder service can take a few hours with …..

A meat war is waged across Colorado-Nebraska state lines

A meat war is waged across Colorado-Nebraska state lines

A meat war is waged across Colorado-Nebraska state lines By Marie Fazio, The New York Times Depending on which side of the Colorado-Nebraska state line you’re on, the meat-related significance of March 20 varies drastically. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis of recently declared the date to …..

Iranian and Mexican rice pudding meet at Nixta Taqueria in Austin

Iranian and Mexican rice pudding meet at Nixta Taqueria in Austin

Iranian and Mexican rice pudding meet at Nixta Taqueria in Austin Sara Mardanbigi and Edgar Rico, the owners of the genre-bending Austin, Texas, restaurant Nixta Taqueria, grew up more than 1,000 miles apart. Their families immigrated to America from opposite corners of the world. But …..

Drive-thrus that predict your order? Restaurants are thinking fast.

Drive-thrus that predict your order? Restaurants are thinking fast.

Drive-thrus that predict your order? Restaurants are thinking fast. By Julie Creswell, c.2021 The New York Times Co. Starbucks has employees at hundreds of busy locations strolling through car lines, taking orders with hand-held devices so customers can get their caffeine fix a few seconds …..

Create a digital commonplace book

Create a digital commonplace book

Create a digital commonplace book By J.D. Biersdorfer, c.2021 The New York Times Co. Creating a commonplace book is somewhat like marking your favorite lines in a novel with the Amazon Kindle highlights feature — except your personal one-stop knowledge repository can also include song …..

Your morning granola just got an upgrade

Your morning granola just got an upgrade

Your morning granola just got an upgrade By Melissa Clark, The New York Times I’d never object to eating a regular cookie for breakfast. But I’d always thought a breakfast cookie for dessert would make me sad. Packed with good-for-you ingredients like whole grains, nuts …..