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Fri, 17 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400For the past six years, celebrity chef Ina Garten has been a fixture on The Food Network, where, on her "Barefoot Contessa" show, she shops, cooks and entertains, demonstrating for viewers that simple is not only easier - it's better. Not surprisingly, her casual elegance carries over from her kitchen to her garden.
Wed, 3 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400It's high season for spring's most versatile seafood. Here's what you need to know to cook and enjoy it.
Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400Simple Seafood Stew
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400How long does dried pasta last?
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400I baked a cake that required greasing the pan, lining it with foil, and then greasing it again. Can you explain when to grease, when to grease and flour and when to grease and/or flour and/or use foil and/or parchment paper? -- Ellen Lee Mangino, Riverhead
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:23:00 -0400Q. Why does Starbucks iced coffee have 90 calories?
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 18:53:00 -0400A wine region needs writers and photographers to tell its story. Long Island's wine country has two knowledgeable chroniclers who have met that need with new books.
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:43:00 -0400I use my slow cooker a lot during the warmer weather - it keeps my kitchen cool. But I never make recipes that call for browning things on the stovetop before putting them into the slow cooker. I don't want to expend the effort, or dirty two pans. Can I skip the browning step?
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:03:00 -0400Author of the foodie manifesto "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and, more recently, "In Defense of Food," Michael Pollan grew up in Woodbury when farms still dotted Long Island. Growing up next to a pumpkin field may have influenced Pollan's work as a food evangelist - not so much for a fruits-and-nuts regimen, but against the corporatization and general unhealthiness of American foodstuffs.
Tue, 2 Jun 2009 17:47:00 -0400Are you feeling confused by conflicting messages from various health experts? It may be because science is still in the process of integrating a long history of human experience with research.