A More Flavorful Burger Recipe

Grilled burgers have none of these advantages. Grills cook primarily through infrared heat — the electromagnetic radiation that travels from hot coals or grill bars the same way the sun’s heat energy travels through space — an altogether less-efficient form of heat transfer than direct conduction from a hot griddle. Browning and flavor development take…

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It’s Herring Time in Midtown

The season for fresh herring fillets is upon us, and after a pandemic pause last year, Aquavit in Midtown Manhattan has resumed its annual festival of the herrings, this year shipped directly from the Gulf of St. Lawrence and treated to assorted cures and seasonings. Start chilling that bottle of aquavit because this year there…

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Pastrami Egg Rolls, Now Available Nationwide

For the first time RedFarm, the innovative Chinese restaurant with two locations in Manhattan and one in London, has started shipping food nationwide. It comes frozen with instructions through a QR Code. Among the options are several assortments, including the restaurant’s popular pastrami egg rolls, lamb dumplings and pork buns, and, from its satellite restaurant,…

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An Andean Drink With Long Island Roots

Chicha, a centuries-old South American drink made from fermented corn, is often associated with Peru and the Incas. But Sergio Miranda, who is from Colombia and is selling a bottled version, said it was actually popular throughout the entire Andean region beginning in pre-Columbian days. He said his chicha recipe came from his grandmother. It’s…

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How Chefs Cook for Kids

Acknowledging the challenges of feeding children, Joshua David Stein, a food writer and parent, introduces “Cooking for Your Kids,” his collection of recipes meant to satisfy children, by saying: “For many parents, myself included, the dinner table can be a battlefield.” So to fill the arsenal he turned to chefs who are also parents. His…

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I Gave Birth, but My Husband Developed Postpartum Depression

“The actual DSM diagnosis of depression doesn’t always fit how men experience depression,” Dr. Fisher said. For men, symptoms may include frustration, agitation and irritability, an increase in dopamine-boosting activities (drinking, drugs, gambling) and isolation. That was my husband — frustrated, irritable and detached. He went to bed before 7 p.m., claiming exhaustion, though I…

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