A Gift Guide for the Frugal Cook

Dayna Evans · 12/09/14 01:15PM

In the years since I first learned to to cook, I have never owned anything that was over $100 that could make my cooking better. This is part due to not having the money to buy anything nice and part due to stubborn resistance. If I never had a Le Creuset then stews basically tasted as I expected them to, and if I always kneaded dough by hand, I could never know the ease of having a Cuisinart dough hook.

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

Dan Nosowitz · 07/29/14 08:00AM

There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is, for many people, a waste of space, a waste of money, a drain on the environment, and an enabler of obesity.

Dinner Hour or So: Adequate Oven-Cooked Ribs

Tom Scocca · 06/25/14 01:19PM

There are many ways to cook pork ribs, to make them into an expression of your own personal mythology or tribalism of barbecue. This is not one of those ways. This is a way to cook ribs as pieces of meat, so that you may eat them and go to bed on a weeknight.