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WTF: What's That Food? Lúcuma!

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Q: What’s green on the outside, yellow on the inside, and grows on trees? A: A lot of things! Oh. Okay, let’s try again. Q: What looks like …

Kranky and Barfy and Kraps -- Oh, My!

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An object’s name influences its desirability. This is especially true with food. Languages and dialects play a part too: Grapefruits are delicious, but don’t pamplemousses taste better by …

A Tale of Two Challahs

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I don't know how this happened, but I received a coupon for a free 5-pound bag of challah flour (pre-sifted!). Well, then. That’s not something you pass up, …

Fig-eddabout It: Baking from Brooklyn's Bounteous Fig Trees

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A recent article in the New York Times about the legacy of fig trees planted by Italian immigrants in Brooklyn made me think of my friend Pete's backyard. …

Adapting a Recipe to Make the Perfect Birthday Cookies

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My boyfriend, Jonathan, has never met a piece of mushy cake that didn’t love him back just as unconditionally. So he surprised me last week when he requested …

That Time I Baked Cookies at 9,400 Feet

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To thank my hosts at the Rock Creek Lodge during my vacation in California’s Sierra Nevada, I decided to bake some cookies. The folks at the Lodge label …