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Cooking with Q

Emergency Cookies

05.19.2010
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BEST LAID PLANS often go awry, especially in a house that shelters a seven-year-old boy. Well, let it be said: a seven-year-old boy plus a forty-something man, plus me—the only one here with double-X chromosomes and plummeting estrogen levels. Sometimes the plan is for nothing other than a calm morning or evening, and yet . . [...]

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Kokkinopefti: Red Eggs and Koulouria

04.01.2010
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THE RED FALLS. In Greek you say Kokkinopefti, and this very literal, symbolic description serves as one popular name for the day, Holy Thursday. The red comes down, washing what it may. In this case, eggs for Easter.
In Greece on Great Thursday—what some call Maundy Thursday in English (and which, when I was little, I heard [...]

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Friendship Day Marshmallows

02.10.2010
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WHAT’S WRONG WITH KIDS celebrating Valentine’s Day? Despite having an adequately tuned radar when it comes to inclusive and “politically correct” language, I confess that I don’t understand the problem with using the term “Valentine’s Day” in elementary school. Maybe the taboo is particular to my son’s school; if not, then I guess it’s a [...]

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Mac and Cheese After Waltuck

05.23.2009

My take on the family classic, adapted slightly from David Waltuck’s recipe from the book Staff Meals from Chanterelle. Creamy, cheesy comfort.

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Growing Boy’s Pasta Bolognese

05.23.2009

The first installment of “Cooking with Q,” in which Mom regularly gets Son (six years old at the start of this adventure) into the kitchen to help make a dish of his own choosing.

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