Mushroom Pasta Worth Remembering

It’s an adult rite of passage. We learn exactly how to pack every square inch of a hatchback as we bounce from apartment to apartment in our 20s, leaving a trail of changed addresses in our wake. Once we stuff the last box into the car and turn in the keys, we shut the door—literally and figuratively—on that chapter, filing away our memories of everything that went on inside those walls ....more

Book Review: Nile Style

Written by Danielle Oteri Our collective knowledge of Egypt in the United States goes something like this: King Tut The Pyramids of Giza Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra Anwar Sadat The Bangles The Mummy Tahrir Square protests None of these does an iota of justice to one of the world’s most ancient, nuanced, and sophisticated cultures, not to mention that hardly any American can immediately identify a single Egyptian food or dish. Fortunately, Amy Riolo’s cookbook Nile Style: Egyptian Cuisine and Culture presents an affectionate and edifying survey of Egypt’s food history, much of which we really ought to know more about. (...)Read the rest of Book Review: Nile Style on Good. Food ....more

Craft Beer and Quality Grub on New York’s Upper East Side

Bellying up to a restaurant bar for a lobster roll and a glass of wine might be one of my perfect solo dates, but it’s not the only way I like to treat myself in New York. When I need to get out of my head, there are fewer places that soothe my soul more pleasantly than the Museum Mile on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (...)Read the rest of Craft Beer and Quality Grub on New York’s Upper East Side on Good. Food ....more

#imperfect

I’ve been seeing the #imperfect365 hashtag a lot on Instagram over the past few days. It’s a reference to a photo-a-day project spearheaded by Dine & Dish, but the word “imperfect” got me thinking about how I’ve been approaching my relationship to food and cooking over the past year. (...)Read the rest of #imperfect on Good. Food ....more

5-Ingredient Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Procrastibakers, don’t lose hope—we’ve got two days until Christmas, and there’s still time to make at least one batch of cookies. And I think I’ve got the one for you: a recipe that comes together in 30 minutes from mixing bowl to cooling rack, and only needs 5 Ingredients (which you probably have hiding in your pantry anyway). (...)Read the rest of 5-Ingredient Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on Good. Food ....more

The Purrfect Birthday Cake to Eat Right Meow

In case you haven’t yet met my oh-so-debonair whalecat Harry Plumparelli and my oh-so-stripey adorable jerkface Lenny Potatoes, let me re-introduce you. These two little nuggets are the cats who make my Grinchy heart grow three sizes every day. They’re my chirpy compatriots, my snuggly bed-warmers, captains of the couch and lords of lap-sitting ....more

The Bar Cart: Christmas Island

It’s not that I want to spend the holiday away across the sea, really, or that I want to get away from sleigh bells or snow (not yet, anyway; talk to me again in February.) It’s just that sometimes when I look at my beloved kitschy white fluffy fake Christmas tree, I want to bust out my ukulele and croon a tune while I drink a damn fruity tiki drink—even if it is December. And so, continuing what is shaping up to be an annual tradition of mixing up a cocktail to match a holiday song—see also Say, What’s in This Drink?—I present this year’s entry: the Christmas Island. (...)Read the rest of The Bar Cart: Christmas Island on Good. Food ....more

A Gift for Me: Chinese Five Spice and Cayenne Caramel Corn

Thanksgiving was supposed to be easy this year. With a book deadline looming (the manuscript now submitted, thankyouverymuch, PIEROGIES coming August 2015!), no lull in regular writing work (not that I’m complaining), and 11 guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner, something had to give. So for the first time since I commandeered the feast seven years ago, I conceded that yes, it might be better to have—gasp!—other people bring and make dishes to serve the meal potluck-style. (...)Read the rest of A Gift for Me: Chinese Five Spice and Cayenne Caramel Corn on Good ....more

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