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August 30, 2017

When it comes to landing dinner on the table on a weeknight, fish fillets are among the very quickest dishes you can prepare, rarely requiring more than five minutes to go from raw to ready to eat. And given the relative mildness of a fish's flavor, they're a natural canvas for a vast palette of…


August 29, 2017

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best,…

Genetic Frontiers Growing Mini Organs-4

August 27, 2017

Was I the only person disappointed by E-Day? The total eclipse of the sun on Monday, Aug. 21, the so-called spectacle of the century, left me wondering what all the fuss was about.

Now I’m the first to admit I’m not an astronomy buff. People are so much more interesting to me than the…


August 23, 2017

This summer, I became obsessed with making clafoutis — big baked custardy fruit pancakes. If you look up the definition of clafoutis, it is referred to as a tart or fruit covered with flan. But, I think the taste and texture is more like a big thick crepe or custardy pancake.

Regardless, they…

Food American Table Summer Peach Clafoutis

August 23, 2017

Those who love short ribs LOVE them. Those who haven't cooked them at home before might be a little intimidated by them. Let's bridge that gap.

In general, short ribs have to be cooked either low and slow, or very quickly over high heat so that they don't become tough. This recipe calls for almost…


August 20, 2017

My grandchildren start a new school year tomorrow. One will be in first grade, one in fifth, and one in seventh. They’re all at the same school, just on different halls or wings. In this respect, their private school experience reminds me of my public school days.

I, too, am a product of one…


August 17, 2017

NEW YORK — Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” from ABC, its latest big get as media companies old and new fight for viewers’ attention.

The streaming service’s announcement late…

TV Shonda Rhimes

August 16, 2017

If you’ve spent much time traveling in Mexico or the southwestern United States, you may have seen folks enjoying an agua fresca on a hot day. Agua frescas are simply water blended with sugar, fresh fruit, seeds (like chia) or dried flowers to make a refreshing, non-alcoholic drink.


Food Culinary Institute Of America Hibiscus Margarita

August 16, 2017

When I first heard about folks grilling romaine lettuce, I was pretty skeptical. Lettuce is supposed to be crisp. Grilling would make it soggy. What's the point?

Now, having tried it myself, I see the point. Grilling the romaine not only really amplifies its flavor, it also adds the same lip-…


August 16, 2017

And then that moment of summer arrives when the green beans are piled so high at the markets, and being sold at such a low price, that you feel like you'd be a fool not to pick up a pound or two or five. I mean they are practically giving them away for free. (And if you have a garden, then you may…

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