Artichokes are the armadillos of the vegetable kingdom.
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This easy, weeknight-friendly chicken dinner is a bit of a cultural mash-up. Deliciously so.
Eating a salad a day is one of my strategies for making sure I get at least one serious daily dose of raw veggies. And if you love salads as much as I do, listen up, because I’m about to change your salad-building world.
Summer may be done, but the proliferation of zucchini continues.
Under-the-sea themes are a constant of coastal design. But one marine motif especially transcends styles, as a rich boost to almost any kind of decor, and that is coral.
Legendary furniture designer Hans. J. Wegner (1914—2007) designed upwards of 500 chairs in his lifetime, more than 100 of which were mass produced. Suffice it to say, the Danish midcentury modern master didn’t waste time sitting around. A pioneer of “organic functionality,” he thoughtfully combined beautiful, sculptural elements, high-quality materials and utilitarian qualities.
Editor’s Note: Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.
Jimi Hendrix purists itching to hear “Purple Haze” and “The Wind Cries Mary” in “Jimi: All Is by My Side” should be warned: Neither of those chestnuts appears in this movie. Far from a comprehensive biopic or conventional star-is-born parable, this oblique, impressionistic, thoroughly convincing slice of Hendrix’s life instead zooms in on perhaps the most pivotal time of his career, when he spent a year in London becoming the guitar god and rock icon he would die as just a few years later.
Farro is one of the ancient grains making a big comeback today, and with good reason, as it brings flair, flavor and whole-grain nutrition to the table in an easy, accessible way. It is a type of wheat that resembles grains of barley, but with a nuttier flavor and delightful chewiness. It’s perfect for today’s home cook, because it is simple to prepare — you basically boil it like rice — and it is ready in about 30 minutes. No soaking necessary.
Ever walk past a French bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right?
Author Sam Fromartz has been making sourdough variations of this yeast bread for years. Here, he adds fermented cider for flavor. A mild beer may be substituted; an IPA would be too bitter. The loaf is sized to last a few days.
Apples and sausage and sweet potatoes, all baked up together. Does it get more wonderfully autumnal?
To a trained observer, Samuel Fromartz looks fully at ease as he shapes the pain de campagne loaves while waiting for a final baguette to brown in his home oven on Capitol Hill. But at one point, the veteran journalist pipes up to say he’s feeling out of sorts. This is not how he’s used to baking bread.
Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in a while for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with.
Editor’s note: Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.