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Diner: Cool Cuisine

How to eat when you can't stand the heat

0 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2001
Hair, lawn and appetite: the first three things to wilt during a heat wave. The first two are beyond the scope of a food article, but what about the appetite? We have to eat, even after the joy of   

Diner: The Green Grill

A meat-free approach to summer's greatest sport

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2001
Vegetarians are supposed to be peaceful people, unstirred by the churning of other animals' life-force in their stomachs. And by all appearances, nutritionist and cooking instructor Jill Nussinow fi  

Diner: Something Wild

A few people maintain our original 'weed' connection

0 Comments · Thursday, May 3, 2001
Pick any stretch of railroad track in any city of moderate size and you'll find it to be a short, bleak hike -- 10 minutes, if you stay on the packed gravel and move at a brisk clip. But walk a   

Diner: Lo, It Has Risen!

A little adventure in baking can be the road to paradise

0 Comments · Thursday, March 29, 2001
I like bringing home-baked goods to people's houses. Their response is extremely gratifying. Invariably they act as if someone brought a pile of holy wafers fresh from the oven. I suspect the recipe  

Diner: Doin' It for Ourselves

An Argument for taking your own sweet time

0 Comments · Thursday, February 8, 2001
In the cult of coupledom that we know as Valentine's Day, food is essential to the propaganda machine. Maxim and Mademoiselle may present it differently, but both offer the same basic strategy: Get  

Diner: Play With Your Food

Realistic resolutions for your three squares a day

0 Comments · Thursday, January 18, 2001
DinerWhy are New Year's resolutions so frequently about deprivation, about discipline? "I will lose 20 pounds, I will eat two grams of fat a day, I will masticate each mouthful 100 times." We restr  

Diner: Duck and Cover

An omnivorous heart loses its innocence

0 Comments · Thursday, November 30, 2000
The duck with dirty rice and eggplant-sweet potato gravy was a simple menu, as far as Cajun food goes: only five or six subrecipes, sweet potato cut up and cooked three different ways, three quarts   

Diner: Kitchen Envy

There's no room at the table for the green-eyed monster

0 Comments · Thursday, October 26, 2000
Almost everyone has done it at one time or another: You slip into a friend's kitchen for a spoon or a refill or the mop, and you just happen to look into a drawer. It's a big drawer, you notice,  

Diner: 24-Hour Food

Cheap eats, great seats

0 Comments · Thursday, August 24, 2000
There's a certain stigma attached to 24-hour restaurants -- Denny's, Lyon's, International House of Pancakes -- you know, where breakfast is served 24/7, and no matter what time of day you go in, on