Guest editors: Two very different kinds of lifestyle advice

When I asked folks to contribute recipes, stories or whatnot to this, I thought a category called You Poor Baby might be a helpful prompt. When Megan Craig wrote in with this pancake recipe courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow, it occurred to me that Gwyneth may well regard all comers as poor babies, and that that should … More Guest editors: Two very different kinds of lifestyle advice

Guest post: For roasted lamb and the love of the Tegu family

by Alexander Tegu In 1968 my family (all 7 of us) were living in a VW bus traveling around Europe and North Africa. At a riverside picnic my mom’s family was hosting for us while we visited them in Greece, my uncle who was tending the cedar chip fire over which he was roasting a … More Guest post: For roasted lamb and the love of the Tegu family

Guest post! Other voices, other rooms, other moms, nicer pesto stories

THE PERFECT PESTO by Jake Morrill For a very long time in the history of the world’s kitchens, pesto was not. Then, at some point in 1985 or thereabouts (no one can be sure), pesto irrefutably was. Pesto was lodged in our consciousness like a fleck of basil in a carriage of pine-nut will lodge … More Guest post! Other voices, other rooms, other moms, nicer pesto stories