The Kid Is All Right: In Defense of Picky Eating

The Kid Is All Right: In Defense of Picky Eating

[Illustrations: Annelise Capossela. Photograph: Courtesy of Irina Dumitrescu] It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person who has never raised a picky eater knows exactly how to make other people’s children eat. Theirs is a special kind of wisdom, firm in its untested conviction, unsullied by something so banal as experience. Parents today are […]

You Had Me at Step One: The Recipes We Can't Quit

You Had Me at Step One: The Recipes We Can’t Quit

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik, J. Kenji López-Alt] What are your criteria for a Valentine’s Day crush? Exciting and obsession-worthy are good starts. But we look for other traits, too—tender and comforting is nice, and trustworthy, steadfast, and reliable are all musts. Ideally, they’ll also be eye-catching and captivating, they’ll stimulate your senses, and they’ll always, always […]

Salted Caramel Flan

For the Best Flan, Double the Caramel

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik. Video: Natalie Holt.] When you usually think of dessert for one, it’s something microwaved in a mug or a precious, portioned miniature. But I don’t want a sensible cupcake or tiny pie, I want something I can eat entirely, all on my own. This flan fits the bill. With deep, dark caramel […]

20 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Valentine...

20 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Valentine…

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] I don’t usually put a lot of time into dessert, but Valentine’s Day is an exception—the holiday just isn’t complete without something sweet. And when it comes to Valentine’s desserts, nothing beats chocolate. There’s no better time to make the chocolate desserts you’ve been dreaming about all year, but have avoided for […]

The Best Ice Cream Scoops

The Best Ice Cream Scoops

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] We’ve all been there: The craving for ice cream hits, so you grab a spoon and start digging into a pint, hoping to transfer a mound of mint chocolate chip into your bowl. But the spoon bends, hurting your hand in the process, and the hard ice cream remains unmoved. Let’s not […]

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