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Building a Better Vegetable Gratin

Building a Better Vegetable Gratin

Put tomatoes, zucchini and squash to good use in this summer gratin.

Chocolate-Making Is Secretive. This Chocolatier Isn’t.

Chocolate-Making Is Secretive. This Chocolatier Isn’t.

Melissa Coppel runs a school in Las Vegas that specializes in precise chocolate-making techniques, big flavors and colorful, intricate design.

Whole-Grain Pancakes to Make Any Morning Special

Whole-Grain Pancakes to Make Any Morning Special

A mix of whole-wheat flour, cornmeal and oats gives these pancakes an appealing earthiness.

Disgraced by Scandal, Mario Batali Is Eyeing His Second Act

Disgraced by Scandal, Mario Batali Is Eyeing His Second Act

The celebrity chef Mario Batali speaking at a benefit for Teens for Food Justice at his restaurant La Sirena in November. In news reports the next month, several women described a decades-long pattern of abusive behavior in his empire.

A Popular Taiwanese Chain Opens an Outpost in the East Village

A Popular Taiwanese Chain Opens an Outpost in the East Village

Mung bean cakes, left, and herbal jelly with taro balls are among the treats at Meet Fresh.

Swirling Spring in With the Noodles

Swirling Spring in With the Noodles

Peas, pancetta and green garlic shoots make this pasta dish a spring favorite in the making.

A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

This potato-pasta soup is an example of Italy’s bare-cupboard cuisine.

Smoky Beef and Vegetables in a Petite Package

Smoky Beef and Vegetables in a Petite Package

Smoky beef and vegetable sliders.

When the Menu Says ‘Organic,’ but Not All the Food Is

When the Menu Says ‘Organic,’ but Not All the Food Is

Bareburger’s packaging advertises the food as organic — but for its beef burger, the restaurants have used both 100-percent organic beef and a blend from Pat LaFrieda that’s only 75- to 80-percent organic. The company says that for now, it is serving only the all-organic beef.

Riffing On One of the World’s Great Sandwiches

Riffing On One of the World’s Great Sandwiches

The classic banh mi contains pâté, ham and roasted pork, but miniature pan-fried crab cakes are a clever twist on the original.

Bangladeshi Food Is a Rarity Around New York. This Place Helps Fill the Void.

Bangladeshi Food Is a Rarity Around New York. This Place Helps Fill the Void.

Korai Kitchen, in Jersey City, serves lunch and dinner buffet-style. Clockwise from top left, begun bhortha (eggplant mash), khichuri, aloo bhortha (potato mash) and begun bhaja (fried eggplant).

When Shepherd’s Pie Loses the Lamb

When Shepherd’s Pie Loses the Lamb

Meaty mushrooms and sautéed leeks are tucked under a cover of mashed potatoes and bread crumbs in this pie without a pastry,

The BLT, as You’ve Never Seen It

The BLT, as You’ve Never Seen It

Lighter than the usual sandwich, these BLT tacos let the crispiness of bacon and the lettuce shine through against juicy, colorful tomatoes and spicy mayonnaise.


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