What to Cook This Weekend

Make Yewande Komolafe’s roasted carrots with yaji spice relish and Tejal Rao’s recipe for chickpea pancakes. By Sam Sifton Good morning. There was a honking wind on the eastern end of Long Island, more north than west, and whitecaps were rushing into the Montauk inlet: rough fishing if you wanted to go, and many didn’t. […]

A Stew for Labor Day

Try a luscious recipe for Jamaican oxtail stew, or get to grilling for the holiday. By Sam Sifton Good morning. Happy Labor Day. Because of the coronavirus there’ll be no West Indian American Day Parade this year along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, but if you’d like to get into the spirit of past and future […]

Great Zukes!

You have all the summer squash, and we have loads of recipes. By Sam Sifton Good morning. We’re not quite at the point where people are locking their cars to keep neighbors from loading the front seats down with their surplus zucchini. But there’s a fair amount of squash out there right now, and we’re […]

What to Cook Right Now

By Sam Sifton Good morning. Mariana Velásquez has a smart new cookbook out, “Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia.” Melissa Clark has been cooking from it recently, and brought us an adaptation of Velásquez’s brilliant recipe for arepas de choclo (above), griddled sweet corn cakes. The patties fry into […]

Pastis, a Perfect Aperitif for the Lazy Days of Summer

It’s no more than a blend of water and spirit, but for a relaxed afternoon, it can’t be beat. When water blends with the oils in the pastis, the liquid turns milky, a process called the louche.Credit…Video by Lanna Apisukh Supported by By Eric Asimov Pastis is the name of both an anise-flavored spirit and […]

Beans, Beans, Beans!

Good morning. I was on a call the other day with a bunch of people who’d made white beans the night before and were planning on having the leftovers for lunch. I realized I’d been shying away from white beans, I think mostly on account of a rocket someone sent to foodeditor@nytimes.com, admonishing me for […]

What to Cook This Week

Good morning. I miss traveling. I miss the humid mangrove tang that hits you when you walk out of the airport in southwestern Florida and the angle of the sun when you’re driving around Los Angeles and the weird squawking birds in the trees of Sydney. I miss the whoosh of air that comes out […]

Cook Yourself a Merry Christmas

Good morning. Merry Christmas, if you’re celebrating. Hope you’re getting dim sum if you’re not, a nice spread of Peking duck, some version of spicy big tray chicken. It’s a marvelous day for takeout and relaxation. And even if you can’t get to the movies this year, you can always stream. Try “The Flight Attendant.” […]

The Salads You Desire

Good morning. I made a no-recipe gumbo with my turkey leftovers and the stock that emerged from them, allowed it to cure for a day, then froze four quarts of the stuff separately for use over the winter. (Easy work: a Cajun mirepoix — equal parts onion, bell pepper and celery — to which I […]