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How Mark Bittman Became the Man Who Cooked Everything

food52.com — Well. It's not everything. That's the first thing Mark Bittman will tell you when you ask him what "everything"-the "everything" from his landmark 1998 book, How to Cook Everything-is. Of course, it couldn't be everything.

What to Eat During the Debate? Fried Olives, Meatballs and Other Projectiles

forward.com — In discussing what foods we felt like eating (and recommending) for tonight's presidential debate, two categories emerged: first, comfort foods, to help soothe us. Second, foods that would make good projectiles. Conveniently, it's still tomato season, and tomatoes - like the candidates words themselves - are best taken with a few grains of salt.

Roasted Red Pepper Puree

splendidtable.org — Ingredients 4 large red bell peppers, about 2 pounds Salt 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a roasting pan with enough foil to later fold over the top. Place the peppers in the pan and the pan in the oven.

Beet Greens Frittata

cooking.nytimes.com — The New York City Greenmarket Web site has a handy table that shows what's available during each month of the year It tells me, for example, that fresh beets are available from June through November, but that you can count on the greens only through September Use whatever color beet you choose for this recipes

Fruit Galette Recipe - NYT Cooking

cooking.nytimes.com — This basic galette recipe can be tailored to fit whatever fruit you have on hand The key is to scale the amount of sugar and cornstarch Generally speaking, tart stone fruits (apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, sour cherries) need a greater amount of both sugar and cornstarch while figs, grapes, berries and Bing cherries tend to need less

The Silver Palate’s Chicken Marbella

cooking.nytimes.com — If there's such a thing as boomer cuisine, it can be found in the pages of "The Silver Palate Cookbook" by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso With its chirpy tone and "Moosewood"-in-the-city illustrations, the book, published in time for Mother's Day in 1982, gave millions of home cooks who hadn't mastered the art of French cooking the courage to try sophisticated dishes like escabeche, wild mushroom soup and that new thing called pesto This recipe, also in the book, came to The Times in a 2007 article celebrating the 25th anniversary edition

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel

cooking.nytimes.com — This is an intense, creamy one-ingredient chocolate mousse adapted from the molecular gastronomist Hervé This The nearly instant recipe also happens to be vegan; without the distraction of cream or eggs, a complex chocolate can shine The mousse serves four, and it can be doubled

G.M.O. Labeling Law Could Stir a Revolution

nytimes.com — Big food and its allies spent roughly $100 million to counter the movement to force the labeling of foods produced with genetically modified organisms. And one could argue that they were successful: President Obama recently signed the weakest labeling law imaginable, and to most of the food movement, this felt like a loss.

Maine Coast Lobster Rolls

cooking.nytimes.com — Here is the simplest of recipes, brought to The Times in 2001 by Jason Epstein in the low, dispiriting weeks that followed the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon He was inspired, he wrote, by the food writer M.F.K Fisher's account of a disastrous love affair, and quoted her in his article about cooking for friends at that time: "We returned to the life that had been so real, like fog or smoke, caught in the current of air

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Sep 28, 2016

RT @Boss1949: Some people seemed upset that I called @realDonaldTrump a moron, so I wanted to clarify my remarks: He's also an asshole. #ImWithHer

Sep 27, 2016

RT @ClintSmithIII: "If HRC were a man this contest would be over. if Trump were black, he'd have trouble getting work at the local gas station" – @jduffyrice

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I didn't feel this way. But glad Chait (more attentive and astute) does. Encouraging.  https://twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/780751953483722752 

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