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7 small food businesses & farmers to support from afar

Ideas for how to engage with your community (and eat well) while social distancing.

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social distancing leaves my heart (& stomach) aching for a farmers’ market

But if I can’t go, this is the next best thing.

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a taste of The NYT Food Festival: Massimo Bottura & Ruth Reichl talk food waste, the contradiction of hospitality, & a shifting chef identity

“People who care about food are generous. Hunger is all of our issue. And chefs didn’t used to think about that. They’d just put their heads down and cook.” 

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a culinary commute

How the sights, sounds, and smells of NYC—over the course of my daily 40-minute walk home from work—inspire dinnertime decisions.

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why we’re all going crazy over bitter greens—and have been since forever

Musings on the circuitous nature of trends… plus cooking tips, flavor pairings, and recipe suggestions.

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the Italian narrative Hollywood loves may very well never change, but I can

Why I feel compelled for the first time to talk about this part of my identity.

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anchovies and adulthood

The one experience that opened my eyes to the fish everyone loves to hate.

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on cooking through grief

When grief entered my kitchen, people instinctually wanted to feed me. But I didn’t need food — I needed to cook.

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when words failed, ratatouille didn’t

How this humble peasant dish helped me feel at home in Paris.

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a beginner’s guide to urban composting

The what, why, and how of urban composting when your apartment is tiny and your backyard, nonexistent.