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Lebanese Lamb Chops with Lemony Lettuce

A dish in which the richness of grilled spice-rubbed lamb chops is cut by lemon (both zest and flesh).
September 2009

Sweet, Sour, and Resentful

An open-door policy for guests is only good if it brings joy to all involved.
July 2009

Kashk-E Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Spread)

A Persian dinner party would not be a Persian dinner party without a bowl of this eggplant spread, the ultimate dip for traditional lavash flatbread.
July 2009

An Insider’s Guide to Eating Like a Turk

The culinary customs of Istanbul can be confusing, but once you figure things out, you’ll be rewarded with a culinary paradise.
October 2008
travel + culture

Baklava Diplomacy

Nadir Güllü is known in Turkey as the King of Baklava, and the shop down the street from his factory sells a royal selection of pastries.

Ten February Favorites (2008)

Get a sneak peek at the recipes from this month's issue that we'll be making for years to come.

Chicken Tagine with Apricots and Spiced Pine Nuts

We found the savory, juicy meat (simmered with blood-orange preserves and apricots) and the spiced toasted pine nuts to be an absolutely delicious combination.
February 2008

Lamb Chops with Sun-Dried Tomato Butter

We found ourselves craving this sun-dried tomato butter, not just spreading it on lamb chops but also tossing it with orzo and smearing it onto slices of toast.
February 2008
food + cooking

Ethnic Food, Aisle 10

For a cook, discovering a new ingredient is like a painter discovering a new color. And that's the source of my fascination with what is labeled the "ethnic aisle" at the grocery store.
September 2007
food politics

McDonald’s Has a Royal Cow

When Prince Charles recently visited Abu Dhabi, he turned to a nutritionist and said: "Have you thought of banning McDonald's?