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Touchdown! A re-usable Norpro brand turkey timer signals that this bird is done.(Joshua Yospyn — For The Washington Post)

A Pox on the Thanksgiving Bird?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Before the two of us waste too much time on the subject, I ask J. Kenji López-Alt, the respected managing culinary director for the website Serious Eats, how much experience he has with pop-up timers. He says he has plenty: He rips them from uncooked turkeys all the time. The only service this meat-based jack-in-the-box can provide is to “inform …

Thanksgiving Staples Could Cost a Bit More

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Minneapolis — Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won’t cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods. The holiday season perennially generates stories about some items being in short supply or dramatically pricier, but markets have a …

Genetically Engineered Salmon Ok’d by FDA

Friday, November 20, 2015

Washington — What’s for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call it “frankenfish,” but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be …

A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a …

Say Goodbye to Supersize

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New York — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier bites. That includes mini-hot …

Tunbridge Brewery Plans to Stay Small

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Off Route 110 in North Tunbridge and up the long climb of a tree-shaded dirt road that makes you think you’ve lost your bearings, there’s a small welcoming sign that announces Brocklebank Craft Brewing, a nano operation in …

Salad Might Be The Most Useless Of Foods

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. …

Raise Your Glass: Spanish White Has Layers Of Flavor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Martin Codax Rias Baixas, Spain Albarino, 2013, $11-$16 I think it’s safe to say that many wine drinkers tend to seek out comfort zones — wine brands, varietals, regions — that they return to time and time again. …

Roasted Corn, Four Ways

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Internet videos and cookbook recipes make grilling corn seem as easy as basic arithmetic. Cob on the fire + cob off the fire = classic summer bite. But the ear of corn I was holding might as well …

Knowing Your Corn

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Along with your next perfect ear of summer corn, we thought you might like to learn something about the vegetable we Americans can’t seem to get enough of. A Little History ∎ The word “corn” comes from the Old English via Old Norse korn, meaning “grain.” In most …

Summer Comfort Foods

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Here’s a wedge salad plan of attack. Stab the fork at the bull’s-eye and extract the dense, yellow-white, bigger-than-bite-size chunk of iceberg lettuce in the center. If that piece isn’t covered with a swath of dressing, a modicum …

Green Chiles Welcome the Heat Spell

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It’s time for Southern California to once again be blanketed with the perfume of roasting green chiles — Hatch chiles, to be specific. Grown in a small, hot, dry valley in an out-of-the-way corner of southwestern New Mexico, …

The Other Clam Chowder: Clear Broth Is a Tribute to Rhode Island

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

In the last U.S. Census, the population of New England was just shy of 14.5 million. The New York borough of Manhattan has a population of a bit more than 1.6 million, but its influence in all things …