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The Key to a Perfect Italian-American Sauce

Pimientos is what they’re called in dictionaries, in seed catalogs. But in Brooklyn, they’re known as cherry peppers, just as they are in most places where Italian-Americans gather and eat. Small and pumpkin-shaped, like miniature bell peppers, they can be found in deli cases stuffed with cubes of provolone and …

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The Most-Read Food Stories of 2019

Julia Moskin, Melissa Clark and Pete Wells try the new fake meats. The Impossible Burger bested the competition in a blind tasting of six national brands. The taste test replicated the experience of a home cook: Each burger was seared in canola oil and served in a potato bun. People …

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Top 10 New York Dishes of 2019

This annual list is an exercise in selective memory: The trick is to remember every impressive snack, sandwich, pastry, main course and cocktail I ate over the past year without ever thinking about how much food it all adds up to. It helps to eliminate, right off the bat, anything …

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The Golden Crunch of Churros for Hanukkah

American, Eastern European and Israeli Jews eat potato latkes and sufganiyot to celebrate the ancient miracle of Hanukkah, in which, after the Maccabees declared victory over the Assyrians, a tiny vial of oil in the temple kept the menorah lit for eight days when it was supposed to last for …

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Writing — and Cooking — Across Borders

OF MORSELS AND MARVELSBy Maryse Condé Some years ago, the Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé approached her French publisher about writing a cookbook. In the preface to her latest work, “Of Morsels and Marvels,” she conveys her surprise at his negative response. Implicit in his refusal was the notion that cooking, …

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A New Turkey for the Season

This year, for the first time, D’Artagnan is selling turkeys, raised free range in Pennsylvania the same way as its Green Circle chickens, on scrap vegetables from food markets. The birds are grown to market weight more slowly than usual and air-chilled. I tried one for Thanksgiving without brining or …

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Museum of Ice Cream Returns With a Bigger Space

Enter through the gift shop. The bright pink fun house called the Museum of Ice Cream opens in SoHo on Saturday. The entrance features a dipping counter where signature flavors like honey-swirled Queen Bee, crunchy Churro Churro and Malt Shake, with nubbins of malt balls, are scooped. Beyond, ticket holders …

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