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Photo by Şemsa Denizsel.

There’s a lot of talk in Istanbul’s culinary circles lately about the “New Anatolian Cuisine”, an approach that distances itself from European ingredients and techniques while embracing and modernizing Anatolian regional cooking. A number of restaurants have opened or re-branded in the past year or so, devoting (more…)

“That’s insane”. Those were the only words I could utter when I tasted my friend Hande’s Walnut Wedges of Decadence (one of the best things I ate in 2011). She had brought her signature Thanksgiving dessert to our traditional turkey dinner, where normally a pumpkin pie (or, in my sick world, ambrosia) take the cake. But the disk of (more…)

My mom has always effortlessly whiped up 10-course meals for 20 people. When I was a kid, my sister and I would just get in the way so we were given small tasks that we couldn’t screw up. One was shaking heavy cream in a jar until it turned into butter. Eventually we graduated to apple sauce, which is amazingly easy to make and (more…)

Back by popular demand, a post dedicated to Nic Roome’s tozzetti. After publishing a piece about them this weekend, I got some emails and DMs requesting the recipe. I asked Nic to make a major exception (he rarely shares his secrets) and write a guest post with recipe (more…)

Mamma Parla’s back for a new post. Here is what she is sharing this week: Every Labor Day weekend, I make a trip to the West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market for the best organic peaches on (more…)