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Make Killer Kebabs for the Rest of the Summer

There aren’t many food rituals for summer: watermelon, strawberry shortcake, slushy drinks. And, of course, cooking everything you can on the grill.

The Last Crawfish Boil

I grew up in Houston in the 1990s, when the city still had the Oilers football team and the glow of back-to-back NBA Championship titles.

The Gorbals’ Peter Haller: 5 Cheap Bites in Los Angeles

An occasional series about high-ticket chefs and the low-cost food they love. Meet Peter Haller, former Waterloo & City chef who now heads the kitchen at Ilan Hall’s The Gorbals in DTLA, known for the gribenes “GLT” and bacon-wrapped matzoh balls.

7 Things to Do with BBQ Brisket Leftovers

BBQ brisket is not only a beautiful and ridiculously delicious thing to have, but the leftovers are amazing.

How to Make Perfect Fish Tacos

The fish taco—battered and fried, cabbage-stuffed—might have originated in San Felipe, the Baja California gulf town south of Mexicali, or in Ensenada, a three-hour drive northwest to the Pacific.

Pace Picante Salsa Knockoff

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on the laziest day of the week. My brother and I had a ritual every day after school.

Scotch Whiskey Cocktail Ruffles Your Hair

The whiskey cocktail is the point of origin for modern drinks. Its formula—spirit, sugar, water, and bitters—is a cocktail’s skeleton, the bones on which to hang some pretty shapely variations.

Istanbul on the Upper East Side

Chef Orhan Yeğen knows Turkish cooking, having done it very well at more than a dozen restaurants around town, though typically for only a short time before bouncing.

Are There Health Benefits to Flavored Yogurt?

No, according to nutrition expert Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat. There could be some health benefits to yogurt’s friendly bacteria (Lactobacillus acidiophilus), which may replace some of the bad bacteria in your body.

Mysterious Creature from the Deep, Grilled

I love eating octopus, the chewy texture when it’s perfectly cooked, the way it resists and then submits to my teeth in every bite.

7 Easy Pickles for Summer

We live in the era of the pickle: quick fridge, lacto-fermented, water-bath canned. If it can be put up in a jar, you can preserve it.

4 Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in New York City

In a summer that turned up the heat early and threatens to get brutal before it's over, New Yorkers are fortunate to be around at a very cool time for ice cream.

Easy Slow Cooker Peach Crumble

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.

NY’s Chinese Burger and Other Treats from Auntie Wang

In recent years, Chinese expats at Columbia University have savored a taste of home thanks to a handful of food carts parked just off campus.

Easy Slow Cooker Peach Crumble

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.

Rediscovering the Bagel Before It Ballooned

In a way, New York's latest bagel moment turns back the clock. Baz Bagel & Restaurant, which opened two months ago in Little Italy, makes thinner, denser bagels than the puffed-up specimens that have taken over the city since the onset of automation starting in the '60s.

African-American Chefs in the White House: Q&A with Adrian Miller

Thanks to a successful fundraising effort on Kickstarter in late June, Adrian Miller's The President’s Kitchen Cabinet is finally a goal within reach—an American dream, if you will.

Do You Need a Pricey Culinary Degree to Be a Top Chef?

Paul Canales (right) was a career changer. A serious home cook, he’d spent a decade working in marketing and sales for Pacific Bell before he decided tostep behind the stoves to make a living.

20th Century Cafe’s Russian Honey Cake, in Animated GIFs!

I tasted the Russian honey cake at this little café in San Francisco last year, I tweeted “This is the best cake I have ever eaten.” Its creator, Michelle Polzine, is a pastry chef whose exquisite sense of vintage style is only slightly less remarkable than her baking skills.

Pizza with a Pedigree in Brooklyn

The news just gets better in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, whose fast-improving dining choices now include promising pizza with deep New York roots.