Recipes

Recipes

Self-rising flour can be made at home

Self-rising flour is scarce: bottom shelf, dim cupboard, cracked cookbook. News in 1845, it now counts as quaint. And yet, it models a modern mindset. Self-rising flour must study self-actualization, meditation, levitation. How else does it propel its purpose-driven life?

Recipes

The fried American sandwich that’s a little bit French

If the French croque monsieur and the American grilled cheese had a child, it would be the Monte Cristo: a sandwich filled with cheese and sliced meat, battered and often deep-fried. (It is American, after all.) The retro dish pops up now and then at diners, taverns and such chains as the Cheesecake Factory and Bennigan’s, where in March it was possible to win its “World Famous Monte Cristos” for a year.

Videos

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

Harold Arimoto of MAC Knives offers pointers for improving your knife skills - how to cleanly slice a tomato, peel a cucumber and cut an onion without crying.
Blair Anthony Robertson The Sacramento Bee
How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills 6:57

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

A taste of Bosnian culture: Make phyllo dough from scratch (really, you can) 2:20

A taste of Bosnian culture: Make phyllo dough from scratch (really, you can)

Civil War soldiers get grave markers – at last – because of one Boisean’s 9-year campaign
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Civil War soldiers get grave markers – at last – because of one Boisean’s 9-year campaign

Displaced veterans rejoin the ranks at Idaho cemetery 2:03

Displaced veterans rejoin the ranks at Idaho cemetery