This British Pantry Staple Reinvented My Weeknight Chicken

I’ve heard it all my life, the British staple statement: “You either hate it or you love it.”

I’ve never really known where I stood with Marmite. It’s never been more than a foreign condiment with which I had no relationship. I do know that there aren…

I’ve heard it all my life, the British staple statement: “You either hate it or you love it.”

I’ve never really known where I stood with Marmite. It’s never been more than a foreign condiment with which I had no relationship. I do know that there aren’t many flavors for which I’d use the word "hate." There are very few foods I don’t at the very least "like" when they’re prepared in the right way. Peppers, for example, can only be used in their truest form and not meddled into another dish; same goes for olives. Anchovies, on the other hand, must be in something else and no longer in their truest form—unless they’re fresh, floured, and deep-fried like I once had them in a tiny fish restaurant floating in the middle of the Italian sea.

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Why I’m Making ‘Comfort Cake’ This Yom Kippur

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that’s meaningful to them and their loved ones.

The holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, looms at the end of each summer and comes ar…

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that's meaningful to them and their loved ones.


The holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, looms at the end of each summer and comes around just as the darker months arrive. Its appearance has an effect on even the laxest of us Jews, like the extra credit that can neutralize all of the year’s offenses. It can be an anxiety-inducing day for many who are grappling for forgiveness and clean slates. Aside from the lack of food or water for 25 hours, Yom Kippur is truly exhausting, physically and emotionally.

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