Sam Sifton


Content by Sam Sifton

    • A Valentine's Day Dinner You Can Make at Home

      What cooking essentials does a moderately skilled home cook need?

    • A Feast to Welcome Everyone

      There is no more welcoming, inclusive holiday on the U.S. calendar than Thanksgiving. Therefore, let us keep the feast.

    • Asian Essentials for Easy Weeknight Meals

      Cooking during the week can be a hassle. A little planning and a vaguely Asian-American larder can make it easier.

    • Cooking With Friends (Without a Fight)

      When a recipe tells you to saut something over -medium- or -medium-high- heat, what does that really mean?

    • The Soup That Heralds Spring

      Celebrating the recipe for billi bi, the most elegant and delicious soup ever created - as opined by Craig Claiborne, once the food editor of The New York Times.

    • Chart Your Seating

      Thursday morning comes quickly out of the dark, and with it the promise of the Thanksgiving feast. Have you set the table yet? You should. Set it as if for a sacrament. The Thanksgiving meal is America's most holy secular ritual."There are three things...

    • Deconstructing The Perfect Burger

      How to make a great hamburger is a question that has bedeviled the nation for generations, for as long as Americans have had griddles and broilers, for as long as summertime shorts-wearing cooks have gone into the yard to grill.But the answer is simple,...

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