There was a lot to swallow in 2020. Our plates have been too full, as we chewed on now-commonplace terms like personal protective equipment, contact tracing, quarantine, social distancing and essential, or front-line, workers. All the while, the liquid pleasure in our glasses has needed refi… Read More ⇒

Our family always goes big for the holidays. We bake more than 30 kinds of cookies, roast beef and turkey; embrace vegetables and fruity side dishes made by guests; and stock up on wine and spirits. This holiday season, I dreamed of seating 20 guests in our new home. I pictured four tables f… Read More ⇒

Sichuan cooking is known for its bold and spicy flavors, with garlic and chili peppers often playing a starring role. This chicken stir-fry is a less-fiery version of General Tso’s chicken, a classic Chinese dish that combines cubed chicken with peanuts, Sichuan peppercorns and handfuls of f… Read More ⇒