Cook Like Alex Guarnaschelli

Helpful, funny, personal and typically self-deprecating, the voice of Alex Guarnaschelli, the chef, restaurateur and television cooking personality, is unmistakable throughout her new book, “Cook With Me.” There are many great recipes that should have a place on your table. Something for New Year’s? Go no further than her deviled eggs soaked in borscht (not…

Details

Kwanzaa’s Principles and Traditions

During the height of the Black freedom movement in 1960s Los Angeles, Maulana Karenga designed a Black holiday, Kwanzaa, that was modeled after West African harvest festivals on the African continent and used Swahili words and phrases. (Swahili is a lingua franca and mother tongue primarily spoken along the eastern coast of Africa.) Every day…

Details

Condiment City

Good morning. One of the few joys of the pandemic lockdown, as Tejal Rao wrote for The Times last week, is the sharp increase in the number of condiments many of us have put in our refrigerators since March. Tejal listed beautiful examples: “Preserved lemons from a neighbor’s tree. Sludgy garlic pickles in a distressingly…

Details

The Year of Telfar

In January 2020, around the time word first began to leak of Covid-19 in China, Telfar Clemens, the queer Liberian-American designer who has been preaching the gospel of inclusivity for 15 years, had a wine-drenched banquet and sleepover for more than 40 of his closest creative collaborators and friends in the Pitti Palace, a former…

Details