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‘The best squash casserole on the planet Earth’ — Summer squash, white bread, Ritz crackers, eggs and cheddar combine in mysterious, marvelous ways to deliver a perfect accompaniment to a grilled chicken or weekend roast. "Why don't you just cook something that tastes really good?"

Mixed grill: Summer in America, smoky and fine — Recipes for grilled sausages, chicken, ribs, torched romaine and blackened corn. The Brazilians have churrasco, a mixed grill of chicken and beef, heavy on hearts and other small parts. The Argentines have asado, fire-kissed beef and kidneys and liver and sausages tied together with chimichurri sauce.

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Grilled Corn Recipe - NYT Cooking — You can grill corn with the husks on You can strip the husks partly off, remove the silks and re-wrap the ears, then grill You can soak the corn in cool water before grilling

Summer-Squash Casserole, Plain but Ritzy, All in One — "Why don't you just cook something that tastes really good?" This was Julia Reed's mother talking, chiding her daughter, a writer of uncommon style and wit who used to contribute food essays and recipes to The New York Times Magazine, for spending too much time thinking about complicated, over-the-top recipes at the expense of simple, honest American cooking that draws compliments not because it looks amazing, but because it's delicious.

Barbecued Chicken — Barbecued chicken isn't, really: It's grilled rather than smoke-roasted at low temperature But it requires a similar attention to technique You'll want to move the pieces around on the grill to keep them from burning, and flip them often as well

Mixed Grill, the American Way — "Gotta save room for mixed grill," a character says in Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel, "The Corrections," a little ominously. The meal stood then as a kind of metaphor for American ennui, a groaning board of fire-roasted meats that was delicious until it was not.
Jul 14, 2015

Here's what I have to say about mixed grill, with a Marky Mark Easter egg. (Is Franzen on this thing?)

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East Coast Grill’s Cornbread — This corn bread, adapted from the one developed by Chris Schlesinger and served at his East Coast Grill in Cambridge, Mass., is lofty and sweet, crusty and cakelike, moist and ethereal As Sam Sifton said in the 2012 article that accompanied the recipe, it is "the corn bread to become a child's favorite, to become the only corn bread that matters All else is not corn bread."

Perfect Peach Pie — Eat a perfect peach under the summer sun and you'll experience the fruit at its messy, dripping, sugar-bright best Rinse your chin and understand that no melon, apricot or blackberry can compete But how often does this happen

How Can I Get Crisp Fish Skin? Sam Sifton Answers This and Other Questions for the Home Cook — Have questions about recipes, cooking and food? That's what I'm here for! Write me at and ask away. I'll answer your queries herewith. My new girlfriend is a vegan, but I love meat. Is there anything I can make? Sure. Grill a thick rib-eye. She gets the dukkah. Kidding!
Jul 10, 2015

You don't have to cook if you don't want to, and other answers to life's cooking questions. On the job @NYTStyles:….

Jul 11, 2015

How Can I Get Crisp Fish Skin? @samsifton Answers This and Other Questions for the Home Cook

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Aug 03, 2015

ICYMI Here's @ronlieber on @delta and its miles craziness and it's helpful and good:

Aug 03, 2015

Got Andy Gibb into a #NYTCooking newsletter, so we've got that going for us:….

Aug 03, 2015

Folks, @jimwindolf is on a roll this morning. You'll need to scroll back a little. He's 19/125 and something's going to happen soon.

Aug 02, 2015

@mllecait Just enjoy. There's time for more recipes tomorrow.

Jul 31, 2015

RT @bcanlis: @SamSifton A fun mention, but misses my true thoughts. I love what Dan did, and love the challenge (albeit hard) of raising wages.

Jul 31, 2015

RT @NPRmelissablock: I'm very sorry to report that our beloved @npratc book reviewer Alan Cheuse has died of injuries sustained in a car accident, at age 78.

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