Sunday Suppers and So Much More

A big Italian family supper — a Sunday spread with pasta, red sauce “gravy” studded with meats, and more — defines the chef Joey Campanaro’s welcoming new book, “Big Love Cooking.” The meal comes in a late chapter, after you’ve explored biscuits dappled with sausage and cheese, spaghetti with clams (and anchovies), chicken cacciatore, halibut…

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An Heirloom for the Kitchen

Vermont Rolling Pins and Company, which makes and sells more than a dozen kinds of rolling pins, has added hand-turned wooden cake stands to its inventory. They’re ample, 10 or more inches in diameter, and are available in cherry, maple or walnut. The company’s line of rolling pins has just been expanded as well, with…

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A Spread Worthy of Royalty

In Min Jin Lee’s 2017 novel “Pachinko,” a restaurant owner approaches the protagonist, Sunja, after hearing of her famous kimchi. Sunja’s reputation preceding her, the owner hires her on the spot to supply his restaurant’s banchan — the small side dishes that often accompany a Korean meal. “Any fool can make a marinade and grill…

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