| Aug 10, 2009
| 11:05 AM
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: Makes about 3 cups
Note: From Mary Ellen Rae, Times Test Kitchen recipe tester
1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
1 seedless tangerine
1/2 cup sugar or more to taste
1/2teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (star...
| Jan 14, 2009
Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's...
| Mar 26, 2008
Total time: 2 hours
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: Lacinato kale, also called cavalo nero or black kale, is available from Whole Foods and some farmers markets; cranberry beans (also called borlotti beans) are widely available.
1/4 cup olive oil plus 2 1/2...
| Nov 25, 2009
Appetizers? Before Thanksgiving dinner?
Yes. Yes. And yes (in answer to your next question: "But will I have time to make them?").
The main event might be the big golden bird, but a thoughtful appetizer or two goes a long way toward making dinner...
| Oct 14, 2009
Kale salad with cranberries and walnuts
Total time: About 30 minutes
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from "Love Soup" by Anna Thomas. Dinosaur kale is also known as black, Tuscan or lacinato kale.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 pound (1 large...
| Nov 19, 2009
There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your...
| Dec 31, 2009
| 11:12 AM
Note: Is this a stew, a soup or a pasta? Who cares? This recipe from Russ Parsons is a perfect meal for a fall day when made with fresh cranberry beans, and it works well in winter when made with dried beans. In a pinch, you could even substitute well-...
| Sep 17, 2008
Taste-testing dry sodas
We TASTED more than three dozen sodas to find the driest, most aperitif-worthy substitutes. We tasted only chilled sodas from glass bottles (to avoid the metallic taste of cans) and sipped them in Champagne flutes. Sodas were...
| Nov 1, 2007
| 4:03 PM
2007-11-01 13:02:17.0 Russ Parsons: Hey everyone and welcome back to the food chat. I've got to tell you, I can't remember the last time I got as excited about a cooking technique as I was over that salt-roasting I wrote about yesterday. It's completely...
| Jul 26, 2006
SO you've netted that perfect patio table overlooking the marina or found yourself a Saturday-afternoon stool at a sunny al fresco bar, and the cocktails sailing past on serving trays look classy and fun: tall, icy drinks sporting cucumber garnishes;...
| Nov 14, 2007
Total time: 2 hours plus cooling time
Note: From Donna Deane
Butter to coat the pan
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shelled, blanched hazelnuts
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces...