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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

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

If radicchio has become wildly popular in the States, it still doesn't get the respect it deserves: Americans have adopted the showy vegetable as