First we eat, then we do everything else.

M.F.K. Fisher

Cold brew iced coffee in a glass

How to Make Cold Brew Iced Coffee at Home

I’m just going to come out and say what we’re all thinking: cold brew coffee is worth the extra money — except that it isn’t. Cold brew coffee is infinitely more delicious than coffee that’s been brewed with hot water and then poured over ice (In fact, that’s how it got the nickname ‘nectar of […]

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Mango Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Here’s your quick fix for just about any summer cooking conundrum — make salsa. This sweet-and-spicy condiment has been known to bring many bland, lifeless, and/or overcooked foods back from the dead (it’s super juicy and super flavorful!) and it has bailed many of us out of that awkward “I-forgot-that-I-promised-to-bring-something-to-your-barbecue-and-now-I’m-showing-up-empty-handed” situation (salsa is so easy […]

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Chicken Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas-Style Chicken Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Few words strike more fear into our gastronomic hearts than “boneless, skinless chicken breast” — notoriously dry and flavorless, it’s easy to overcook (and under-season) this lean, white meat. Fortunately, there is a really simple solution to this culinary conundrum: science. There are two main reasons that chicken breast ends up being less-than-tasty: The lack […]

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Get Glowing Skin with This Simple, Homemade Sugar Scrub

The weather in the Northeast can be wildly unpredictable at times. Any resident New Yorker will tell you that the months leading into the summer are chock full of emotional highs (tropical temperatures!) and lows (snow flurries!) — and that sometimes you experience both within a matter of hours. The cycle is always the same; […]

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mint lemonade

In Search of the Abu Dhabi Lemon Mint

It wasn’t until I had been in Abu Dhabi for almost a full day that I truly realized just how far I had traveled to be there. It was just about to be 5:00 am and despite the fact that I had to be at a meeting in four hours, I hadn’t slept all night […]

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