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Sun, Sea & Olives: Pizza is health food? Yes, it is, at least in the Mediterranean, and that doesn't mean pizza with beans and

Italian-Americans will tell you flat out that linguine accompanies seafood. Well, at least Long Island Italian-Americans will tell you that. My grandfather, who was

When you make your own homemade mayonnaise, it is one of those magical moments for a cook that both surprises and empowers. That mayonnaise

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

"There are better vegetables than kohlrabi," Jane Grigson wrote in her classic "Vegetable Book." "And worse," she added as an afterthought. Faint praise can be