Tiffin arrived just before lunch time in a Honda Fit. The three containers, packed in a thermal bag, were still warm to the touch. There was hot aloo gobi (a potato and cauliflower curry sprinkled with fresh coriander), a flatbread called paratha, and two cardamom-coconut pancakes. All the dishes looked homemade, but the food came […]

1. What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio At the movies, a sequel usually doesn’t bode well for your evening’s enjoyment. AlthoughWhat I Eat may be a follow-up to the blockbuster Hungry Planet—a coffee-table book that documented what families around the world eat—it’s just as good as the first.

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I knew I’d contracted a foodborne illness when I couldn’t sleep because the stomach pain was so strong. I spent the next day drained and tired. I felt nauseous. My legs were cramping. My head hurt. My parents, with whom I’d eaten lunch the day before, were also sick with the same symptoms–though my dad

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I watched Julie and Julia last night and, despite finding the Julie part of the movie to be terribly tedious, was inspired to take my old copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking to bed with me. I inherited the book from my grandmother a few years ago and was only motivated to cook from it

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