Make-Ahead Pumpkin Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving

No matter what projects and deadlines are on the docket, the busy person’s day is by necessity a divided one: we start a task in the morning, leave emails in draft form while we run out to meetings or get sidetracked by small crises, then return to our desks and computers later on to finish things out. Or sometimes we don’t get back to finishing that email, putting the final touches on a presentation, or even frosting that cake until the next morning. The strategy of doing a little bit one day and finishing up your efforts the next day is the idea behind the new book Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Bread Every Day, by Donna Currie. (...)Read the rest of Make-Ahead Pumpkin Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving on Good ....more

The New Fall Classic: Apple Pie with Brie and Honey

Written by Rebecca Peters-Golden This year, apple season was visited upon me with a vengeance. I mean, I enjoy apples as much as the next chap, and a list of famous apple incidents springs to mind easily: Eve’s forbidden fruit, Johnny Appleseed, William Tell, William S. Burroughs’ tragic drunken homage to William Tell ....more

Steakhouse Sides at Thanksgiving: Celery Root and Spinach Gratin

You’d be forgiven for mistaking my Thanksgiving feast for a steakhouse dinner. But can you really blame me? No, I haven’t eschewed poultry for slabs of steak and pommes frites on each guest’s plate, but I’ve been stealing ideas from the section of the steakhouse menu that everyone secretly lusts for the most: the sides. (...)Read the rest of Steakhouse Sides at Thanksgiving: Celery Root and Spinach Gratin on Good ....more

Bay Cities: The Center of the Italian Sandwich Universe

Written by Lauren Shotwell I inadvertently had one of the most easily mapped apartments on the planet when I lived in Santa Monica. All I needed to tell people was that my building “backed up to Bay Cities,” and immediately almost anyone from the greater Los Angeles area knew exactly where I resided. Bay Cities Italian Deli and Bakery is a Santa Monica institution that has been around since 1925 ....more

Inspired Bites and an Inspired Cocktail: Apple Sage Cooler

Pinch me. After a year and a half spent working with TJ Girard and Bob Spiegel, co-owners of the New York catering company Pinch Food Design, the eye-popping cookbook Inspired Bites: Unexpected Ideas for Entertaining from Pinch Food Design is in stores and ready for the public to take home. And I’m ready to celebrate with a drink. (...)Read the rest of Inspired Bites and an Inspired Cocktail: Apple Sage Cooler on Good ....more

Eating My Words: Practical Magic’s Meatloaf and Green Beans Are a Little of Both

Written by Rebecca Peters-Golden When the wind blows cool and the scent of autumn is in the air; when a black cat springs across our path and the mailboxes look like gravestones; when pumpkins appear on stoops and teakettles whistle this is when my sister and I devour Practical Magic. Alice Hoffman’s 1995 novel is a delight of magical realism—a story of multiple generations of sisters and the bonds between them that transcend the merely practical ....more

Squashing Pumpkin Spice Expectations: Spiced Pumpkin Beer Bread

Written by Carrie Havranek Oh, pumpkin, we love you. You are an enduring icon of fall, harvest time and Halloween. When paired with any of your usual suspects—cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cloves, allspice, ginger, cardamom—you make for one comforting, nostalgic combo ....more

Travel the World with Queens: A Culinary Passport

As a kid, riding the monorail at Walt Disney World was nearly as exciting to me as boarding a boat in Pirates of the Caribbean. Getting a bird’s-eye view of the park as we chugged around Epcot’s Spaceship Earth and through the Contemporary Resort was all I needed to let my imagination go wild. As an adult, I feel the same way about the New York subway as it rises onto elevated tracks in the outer boroughs, ditching the subterranean darkness for an always-changing panorama of storefronts and signs ....more

Why Do I Own This Food Mill Rig Thingy?

Written and photographed by Sara Bir It’s strange to love something when you don’t know what to call it. I have a tool I use maybe twelve times a year, and those twelve times it’s invaluable. But I’m not sure of its name ....more

Snapshots: The Little Goat, Chicago

As the casual sibling to Chicago’s justifiably lauded Girl & the Goat, the Little Goat Diner takes the idea of an all-day, all-night diner and schmancies it up just a touch. Yep, there’s a classic Formica countertop punctuated by spinning chrome-edged barstools, but you don’t always see a communal table with rows of pristine white Eames chairs at your local greasy spoon. Nor do you get to slide into cushy leather booths or sit under a mod raftered skylight hung with a Sputnik-worthy midcentury chandelier. (...)Read the rest of Snapshots: The Little Goat, Chicago on Good ....more