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Italian celebrations always involve food, and Easter is no different. The yeast bread cake, Colomba di Pasqua, shaped like a dove (colomba), is often

Cake. It's what's for breakfast. And why not? Some studies show that a high carbohydrate and high protein breakfast actually helps people shed pounds. So

When it comes to the science of baking as opposed to the art of cooking, it doesn't do to have clumsy, chubby fingers. Chemistry

Nothing gives a cocktail a kick quite like bitters. Whether it's an Old Fashioned, a Manhattan or a Champagne Cocktail, those quick dashes from

In the heyday of 1970s vegetarianism, quiche was the go-to dish. Everybody was making them. When I taught vegetarian cooking classes then, quiche (not

I never thought of myself as a beet fanatic. Sure, I like this versatile root vegetable well enough, but only recently realized that beets