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double chocolate chip muffins

smitten kitchen · 3 min

Something I joke about when introducing a new muffin recipe (not this one!) in my new cookbook out this fall is the gap between the muffins we gaze at in a coffee shop case and those we make at home.

One Good Thing: Garlic, a perfect food

Vox · 5 min

The fiery vegetable I almost forgot. It’s hard to complain about eating French cheese and baguette and rillettes and luscious stone fruit for weeks on end. I’d had steaming bowls of mussels and crispy-skinned rotisserie chickens and buttery potatoes and plenty of chocolate croissants.

At Rowdy Rooster, Indian Fried Chicken Goes Fast-Casual

The New York Times · 5 min

There are no trade-offs for convenience at the new restaurant from the Dhamaka team, serving their fried chicken and other dishes that are ready in five minutes or less. Watching gifted chefs try to come up with a winning fast-casual formula can be a depressing sight.

Coffee bad, red wine good? Top food myths busted

The Guardian · 12 min

Modern nutritional science is only a hundred years old, so it’s no surprise that we’re constantly bamboozled by new and competing information about what to put into our bodies – or that we sometimes cling to reassuringly straightforward food myths which may no longer be true.

Have your cake and eat it: how to cut down on sugar

The Guardian · 4 min

The image of a forlorn Ben Whishaw standing in front of a vending machine in the recent TV adaptation of Adam Kay’s memoir, This Is Going To Hurt, did indeed hurt. For many medics, the show seemed less like a drama than a documentary, not least in its grim depiction of how we eat.

The Best Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Serious Eats · 12 min

I'm not really much of a sleeper. No matter how often I try and no matter what method I take, I simply can't get into bed and nod off until four or five hours before I have to wake up.