What to Cook This Week

Good morning. Dorie Greenspan was in Paris this summer and came across an artful, amazing cookie at Le Comptoir, François Perret’s pastry shop in the Ritz hotel on the Place Vendôme. For The Times this week, she wrote about the giant, kind-of-chocolate-chip

How the Cream Cheese Shortage is Affecting NYC Bagel Shops

Zabar’s is running low. Tompkins Square Bagels is down to sticks. Pick-a-Bagel has only a few days’ supply left. All over New York City, bagel makers say, a schmear shortage is threatening one of the most treasured local delicacies: a fresh bagel

What to Do This Weekend

Welcome. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: “best of” season, when critics of all stripes set forth their favorite books, movies, podcasts, you-name-it of the past 12 months. Everywhere you turn, there’s a list offering a wealth of new recommendations,

A Smoky and Bright Pasta

Dinner always seems a little beside the point this time of year, which I fondly regard as cookie season. Why think about chicken when you could be daydreaming about hibiscus-ginger cookies, minty lime bars or chocolate babka rugelach? The brilliant recipe editors

Our Most Popular Recipes of 2021

Phew, it’s been a wild year, but New York Times Cooking readers still found their way into their kitchens. (Cooking is a great escape, and, despite the news, you do have to eat.) Simple, quick dishes like Ali Slagle’s five-ingredient cucumber-avocado salad

What to Cook This Weekend

Claire Saffitz’s minty lime bars are in the mix as well, along with Alexa Weibel’s raspberry slices and, for the savory-cookie crowd, there are Kay Chun’s Cheddar cheese coins and Ali Slagle’s mixed-nut shortbread. Try Margaux Laskey’s Italian rainbow cookies adapted from

Going Deep Into Oyster Country

Historically, African-American neighborhoods were tucked away from the waterfront, so if you want to look for traces of the Downings’ life on Chincoteague, you might go farther inland to higher ground where the Union Baptist and Christ United Methodist churches are. A

Will New Yorkers Continue With Outdoor Dining This Winter?

Some restaurants are working to outfit their outdoor-dining structures to make them as warm as possible without propane heaters, which are more powerful than electric heaters. In October, citing fire-safety concerns, Mr. de Blasio reinstated a ban on propane heaters that had

Cauliflower Recipes That Aren't Cauliflower Rice

Seeing a giant head of cauliflower in the fridge always makes me feel like everything is going to be all right because I can usually get a few meals out of it in my two-person household (unless I go with a whole

The Best Wine Books of 2021

Even in the decade or so since the first edition was published, much in Burgundy has changed. Mr. Morris, a retired wine merchant who lives in the region, has extensively updated and expanded the book. Readers appalled by the skyrocketing price of

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