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The Whitney and Frank Stella

Excursions

never liked the old Whitney Museum. I could appreciate the daring and daunting strength of Marcel Breuer's design, but it always seemed inhospitable, protecting rather than cherishing the trove of great American art inside. So when the museum abandoned its several rejected plans to expand around the Madison Avenue location and turned its face south, we could hope for the best. And we got it.

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It’s Not Your Mother’s Cranberry Sauce Anymore

Food

Cranberry sauce. Every family has its own, from that solid jellied cranberry sauce circled with ridges from the can (my children’s absolute favorite), to the canned sauce with whole berries, and then many variations of cranberries with orange, with nuts, with cognac, with raisins. But the oddest and most famous must be Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish, which National Public Radio reporter Susan Stamberg repeats for listeners year after year. Any day now we will get it again, I expect.

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Watching a Chef Make Your Dinner

Food

It’s a party, a  dinner party: Nice hosts, lots of food, plenty of cider and wine.

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Oh, the Magic of Keiew Tod

Food

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The First Big Mac … Kinda

Food

China takes credit for inventing ice cream, spaghetti and V8. Yes. V8. (See China Daily sometime between June 1989 -1990) But the great and ancient Kingdom has never, as far as I know, staked a claim to the first burger.
But there it is: The Lion’s Head, a great ball of ground, seasoned pork draped in cabbage leaves resembling a lion’s mane, it is said.

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A Love Story About Tomatoes: Growing Them And Cooking Them

Food

One year, a skunk took a bite out of every single tomato in my garden. Another year they all rotted. Last year they never got ripe. And most years, by the end of July they all just tip over. I figured if I could solve the last problem, the others would take care of themselves.  

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Eating Sparrows, Yearning for Butter

Food

Most renowned chefs — Jacques Pépin, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, for example — are male and, often, French. But the great food writers are mostly female — Gabrielle Hamilton, Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher — and  American, with the stunning exception of Elizabeth David, a ravishing observer of people, ingredients and manners, born a Brit in 1913.

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Leaving the Darkness Behind

Books: ‘In a Dark Wood’

My favorite summer read this year is not exactly sunshine and roses. But it’s a beautiful and powerful memoir nevertheless: “In a Dark Wood,” by Joseph Luzzi, a professor of Italian literature at Bard College. It transcends seasonal categories.

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Got Five Minutes? Make a Pickle

Food

When you need something to spark a meal, put a couple of pickles on the table.

And, no, it doesn't take boiling bottles and sealing lids and waiting for the vegetables to turn into something  succulent. David Chang, chef and owner of the Momofuku restaurant group in New York City, makes all kinds of pickles; he even has a pickle course. And in his beautiful cookbook, "Momofuku," written with Peter Meehan, he has the five-minute pickle. Yes.

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Beaches, Boats and Lobster Rolls …

Getaways

Every summer needs a beach. Take no offense, readers, but sometimes Mudge Pond and The Grove just won’t do. So my family and I headed out, recently, for genuine ocean beach. Our destination, Gloucester, MA, on beautiful Cape Ann, north of Boston.

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