City Kitchen: An Auspicious Feast With Humble Ingredients

Being a legume lover means I’ll never go hungry. As someone who adores lentils, split peas, chickpeas, favas and dried kidney beans of every stripe, I keep them in spades in my pantry has them in spades, and I could happily survive for months without ever leaving the house. Since legumes are considered auspicious for…

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Wine School: Our Critic Wants You to Try These Supermarket Wines

For years, I have emphasized the importance of small-production wines. They are often the most interesting, most distinctive wines available. This is not to demean larger producers who are conscientious about their work. I have made the case as well for big Champagne houses, Bordeaux producers, Burgundy négociants and others. But generally speaking, mass-produced wines…

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Year of the Daddy

There’s a scene in the second season of “Riverdale” (stay with me, folks) that could serve as an imperfect metaphor for 2018. The telltale signs of a town in collapse are crammed into 42 bracing minutes: rioting, gun violence, families torn apart, political secrets and sabotage. It all culminates in a face-off between good and…

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Meet the Cozy Girls of Instagram

A few years ago, back when Nashville was the filter of choice, cozy season Instagram looked something like this: a bird’s-eye view photo of a woman dressed in the comfiest of knits, relaxing on a bed with a steaming cup of coffee in hand and a laptop resting in front of her with a low-light…

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My Space: A Tour of Rock Climber Tommy Caldwell’s Garage

Age: 40 Occupation: professional rock climber; star of the documentary “The Dawn Wall”; author of “The Push.” Location: Estes Park, Colo. His favorite room: His garage, which he converted into a climbing gym and office. The big open room with a lofted work space is a big step up from Mr. Caldwell’s first practice wall…

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Moderate Drinking May Benefit Heart Failure Patients

Image Patients with heart failure may live longer if they have a few alcoholic drinks a week, a new study suggests. Studies on the effect of alcohol on the risk of heart failure have had mixed results, with some suggesting an increased risk with more than about seven drinks a week. But this is the…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Our Favorite Weeknight Cookbooks

Hi, it’s Emily with Five Weeknight Dishes. I got a reader email last week from Hagar B., who asked what my favorite weeknight cookbooks are. I love talking cookbooks, so I made a little list, and asked a few of my colleagues for their favorites, too. This turned out to be an ideal exercise for…

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