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December 1998

  • Recipe

    Toasted Almond Butter Thins

    If the dough starts to get too soft as you cut the cookies, stick it in the freezer to firm it up.

  • Recipe

    Rustic Whole-Wheat Walnut Bread

    A combination of coarse and fine whole-wheat flours gives this bread a more interesting texture. You can find the coarse kind at most health-food stores; Arrowhead Mills and King Arthur are two brands. You…

  • Article

    A Mix of Flavors from Morocco

    Nowhere is the wide variety of ingredients used in Moroccan cooking on more tempting display than at a weekly souk. At these openair markets, aromas from the spice stalls entice…

  • How-To

    A Touch of Heat Turns Salad Into Supper

    Once you learn to wilt the greens successfully, you can improvise a warm salad with your own ingredients

  • How-To

    Gifts from the Kitchen Made for Cooks

    If every year you vow to add something personal, something delicious, and something homemade to your gift list, the following pages will help you keep that promise. We asked some of our favorite chefs who write frequently for us for the recipes for the food items they like to give as gifts. But we didn’t want the usual suspects—cookies, cakes, and candies. Instead, we asked for those things that would interest the cooks on both sides: the one giving and the one getting.

  • How-To

    Holiday Cookies for Grownups

    No sprinkles, no icing, just a sophisticated quartet of delicate French butter cookies

  • How-To

    How to Make the Crispest Potato Latkes

    Mom’s secrets: one onion for every two potatoes and a horizontal position in the food processor

  • How-To

    Savory Bread Puddings

    Mix dried bread, a well-seasoned custard, and hearty ingredients for a terrific main or side dish

  • How-To

    Toast nuts to give them more flavor and crunch

    Whether you’re using pine nuts in salads or walnuts in cookie dough, a gentle toasting intensifies the nuts’ flavor and maximizes their crunchiness. The simplest way to toast a lot…

  • Article

    What are giblets, anyway?

    Don’t throw out that giblet bag! I know it’s tempting (who wants to deal with a weird hodgepodge of poultry parts?) but giblets are full of rich flavor, and it’s…