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food + cooking

How Robert Bresson Taught Me To Cook

Chip Brantley, author of the book The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot and co-founder of, explains what the difficult French filmmaker showed him...
food + cooking

How to Say No

We’ve encouraged our daughter to eat anything that pleases her. We never thought about how to set limits.
food + cooking

Mollusks for Life

Germany’s nice and all, but there’s no place like home for greenmarkets, sweet corn, and sea scallops.
food + cooking

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Before we leave Germany, there are parties and picnics to help make saying goodbye a little easier.
food + cooking

Feeding Community

Living and working in a foreign country, you begin to understand the rituals that create community. One of them (no surprise) is lunch.
food + cooking

Flavor Bank

What to do when the flavor of summer is just too good to let go.
food + cooking

Suffering Cephalopods, Batman

Squid is not just for calamari. In fact, if you get it fresh, it’s amazingly versatile, not to mention delicious.
travel + culture

Lights in the Sky

A gentle reminder of Thailand in the skies of northern Germany.
travel + culture

You Are Here

Just being on another part of the earth’s surface can, it turns out, reinvigorate your sense of wonder.
food + cooking

Smoked Fish, Bacon of the Sea

Why this egg-less, bacon-less meal is just like pasta carbonara.
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