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Lost-and-Found Lemon Poundcake — Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Generously spray a heavy 10-inch Bundt or straight-sided angel food cake pan with baking spray. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add confectioners' sugar and beat for several minutes, until the mixture is satiny.

Dora Charles Moves On From Paula Deen, and Makes It All About the Seasoning — SAVANNAH, Ga. - In the kitchen of her double-wide trailer, Dora Charles sets spare ribs kissed with flour into a deep fryer and sautés yesterday's collard greens with rice and onions. Her cooking is practiced and deliberate, learned at the hand of her father and her grandmother Hattie Smith, who showed her that seasoning something well and cooking it slowly encouraged flavors to bloom.
Aug 31, 2015

RT @SamSifton: Fantastic @kimseverson story about Dora Charles, who cooked for Paula Deen until that all ended, and now has a book.

Aug 31, 2015

Lovely @kimseverson story on Dora Charles, who split with Paula Deen and now has a cookbook.

Aug 31, 2015

RT @farrellnyt: Lovely @kimseverson story on Dora Charles, who split with Paula Deen and now has a cookbook.

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Doris’s Salty Hot Fudge — This recipe came to The Times from Doris Muramatsu, a musician with the band Girlyman It takes about 15 minutes to make and is particularly terrific over ice cream with some spicy pecans chopped on top It is also an easily made token of true friendship and cheer: pour some into small jars and give it to friends.

Tunnel-of-Fudge Cake — The original tunnel-of-fudge cake won second place in the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest for the late Ella Rita Helfrich of Houston That version used a fudge icing mix to create a gooey chocolate center But Pillsbury discontinued the icing mix, and the resulting clamor of home bakers led Pillsbury to release a recipe for making tunnel-of-fudge cake from scratch

Things You Should Make, Not Buy

Aug 21, 2015

I love this @NYTFood collection: Things you should make, not buy…

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Cool and Refreshing Cucumber Recipes

The New Orleans Restaurant Bounce, After Katrina — NEW ORLEANS - On a brutally humid day almost 10 years ago, Donald Link was a sweaty, desperate man in a respirator mask lugging a rotting pig's head to the curb. Unlike nearly 80 percent of New Orleans, his French-influenced restaurant, Herbsaint, hadn't flooded when the levees failed during Hurricane Katrina.
Aug 05, 2015

The New Orleans Restaurant Bounce, After Katrina

Aug 04, 2015

RT @nytfood: .@KimSeverson on New Orleans restaurants a decade after Hurricane Katrina

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Southern Shrimp Scampi — Ingredients In a bowl, toss garlic, salt and pepper with the shrimp, which may be refrigerated, well covered, for several hours at this point. When ready to cook, heat oil in a large sauté pan over high heat until it shimmers, then add shrimp and move shrimp around in the pan for about 2 minutes, or until the color just begins to turn from translucent.

Anatomy of a Classic: Shrimp with Fried Polenta Cakes — The South really is the Italy of America. The cuisines of both are deeply regional and close to the farm. They share ingredients and a love for playing out life, the best and the worst of it, at the table. Those similarities weren't on Jacques Larson's mind when he first moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1996.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @JoyFoodly: Yes she did. @Gardenandgunmag issue:@kimseverson makes my Southern heart swoon with her Italian Style Shrimp n Grits

The Katrina Class — August 2005 began with promise for the third graders in Room 10 at the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in New Orleans' Tremé neighborhood. Then Hurricane Katrina came, scattering the students throughout the South. Ten years later, what happened to those thirty-four children-and the countless others like them-is a story we're only just beginning to piece together Hurricane Katrina started out pretty fun for Jonathan Cotton.
Aug 14, 2015

RT @klorio: Loss, disruption, pain, the diaspora of 100,000+ children and families - memories of Katrina captured by @kimseverson…

Jul 17, 2015

We found out what happened to 8 yr olds in Room 10 a decade after Katrina. My story, and a film by @yorkspork.…

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Sep 01, 2015

The @nytimes look at a Kentucky clerk who won't let gays marry but has become a hero in religious freedom circles.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @nytpolitics: President Obama, in bucket-list mode, hiked alone up an Alaskan glacier.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @GiniaNYT: The school calendar really is too short: a 16-year old opens a restaurant in the West Village…

Sep 01, 2015

Veg wrap that's not 'a paper-towel tube packed with pulverized drywall moistened with Morrissey’s tears.' @pete_wells

Sep 01, 2015

A giant leap for users of our @nytfood recipe app. I love living in the future.…

Sep 01, 2015

A photo book by my pal-colleague @RaymondMcCrea comes out today: Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training.…

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