Making a Sourdough Starter

The Bread Exchange

I once got a sourdough starter. I was determined to master the art of bread baking, to turn out loaf after endless loaf of perfectly browned sourdough, its crust shatteringly crisp, its interior filled with many, many pockets of air. Me in my flour-coated apron, with my charming flour-flecked chin and hair (come ON, how… 

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New Spain


I’m having a ginger moment. This moment has lasted months, actually. It got started on summer vacation and has stretched happily into cooler (colder!) temps. Since July, it seems like every time we’ve eaten out, bartenders have been mixing up cocktails with a whole lotta ginger. Smoky mezcal and ginger beer, ginger margaritas, even a… 

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Chicken Stir-Fry with Celery + Peanuts {and a Cookbook Giveaway!}

Chicken Stir Fry

When we see a book titled Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, we think, “Yay! A kindred spirit!” But we’re not so sure Food + Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin’s “mistakes” are quite the same as ours. Our mistakes usually end in tears–or at least in a frantic attempt to kill the smoke alarm. That said,… 

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