A Juneteenth of Joy and Resistance

Summers are special for African-Americans, a time to reunite with friends, dine alfresco and celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday that remembers the day — June 19, 1865 — when enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, learned from Union soldiers that they were free, two

It’s Called ‘Best Gazpacho’ for a Reason

I received an email last week from a reader named Esmeralda in Madrid, who wrote that the summers there are quite hot: “We need to cook cool meals and using the oven is completely forbidden.” She’s been making creamy salmorejo, a close

What to Cook This Weekend

Good morning. I took to The New York Times Magazine this week to write about a remarkable 20th century restaurateur named Henri Charpentier, who was raised in the kitchens and dining rooms of the French Riviera, labored under Auguste Escoffier and César

Sponge Cakes You’ll Make Again and Again

Sponge cake doesn’t typically fall high on people’s list of favorite desserts. Its name doesn’t stir the heart, and so often it’s dry and tasteless. But, when properly made, sponge cake is tender and bouncy with a cloudlike crumb that deftly soaks

The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we share things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. Sign up here to find us in your inbox every Wednesday. And you can always reach

Reopenings and Road Trips

Welcome. California officially reopened on Tuesday. In New York, restaurants and movie theaters are no longer required to space patrons six feet apart. The European Union is expected to open to American tourists on Friday. As regulations change rapidly, questions about travel

Your New Meatball Sub

Good morning. There are some nights when all I want to eat for dinner is super-crisp chicken wings with ranch dressing, or hot dogs loaded with chopped pickles and streaked with crema and hot sauce. They’re usually Wednesday nights when I want

The Taste of Summer

It’s a groundfish that doesn’t taste like a bottom dweller. It’s a highlight of my summer meals. America suited Charpentier’s ambitions. Not long after his arrival, he opened his restaurant in Lynbrook, a landlocked village on the South Shore of Long Island,

Yuco, Inspired by the Yucatán, Opens in Greenwich Village

Headliner Yuco At their new Greenwich Village restaurant, the chef Christian Ortiz and his business partner, Trent Walker, focus on their shared love of the cuisine of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. They are first-time restaurant owners. Mr. Ortiz is a New

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