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June 22, 2017
In Transit NYT Critic’s Pick Documentary, News Directed by Albert Maysles, Lynn True, David Usui, Nelson Walker III, Benjamin Wu


Albert Maysles’s last documentary observes passengers traveling Amtrak’s route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.
By BEN KENIGSBERG
NYT Critic’s Pick
Directors Albert Maysles, Lynn True, David Usui, Nelson Walker III, Benjamin Wu
Running Time 1h 16m
Genres Documentary, News

June 22, 2017
My Journey Through French Cinema
NYT Critic’s Pick Documentary Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
In “My Journey Through French Cinema,” Mr. Tavernier’s documentary about movies doubles as an autobiography.
By MANOHLA DARGIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Bertrand Tavernier
Stars Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Frémaux, Jacques Becker, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Carné
Running Time 3h 10m
Genre Documentary

June 22, 2017
Nowhere to Hide
A documentary observes the rising tide of danger and displacement for families living in central Iraq amid the arrival of the Islamic State.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Zaradasht Ahmed
Stars Abu Fallah, Hans Husum, Mudhafar, Nori Sharif
Running Time 1h 26m
Genre Documentary

June 22, 2017
The Big Sick


Kumail Nanjiani stars opposite Zoe Kazan in this very funny, moving true story about how he found and almost lost love. Holly Hunter and Ray Romano also star.
By MANOHLA DARGIS
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Michael Showalter
Writers Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher
Rating R
Running Time 1h 59m
Genres Comedy, Romance

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Review: ‘The Ornithologist,’ Cast Adrift on a Surreal Journey


THE ORNITHOLOGIST
By GLENN KENNY
Director João Pedro Rodrigues
Writer João Pedro Rodrigues
Stars Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues, Han Wen, Chan Suan
Rating Not Rated
Running Time 1h 57m
Genres Adventure, Drama, Mystery
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Eater Hires a San Francisco Restaurant Critic
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
Rachel Levin is likely to concentrate on midrange and affordable restaurants in a city awash in money from the technology industry.

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion
By NICK WINGFIELD and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED
The deal for a physical grocery retailer reflects Amazon’s ambition to become an even more frequent shopping habit to customers.

ASK THE WIRECUTTER
Instant Pot, the Latest Prized Kitchen Gadget, Has Staying Power


The Instant Pot is incredibly convenient and practically foolproof, but its housing makes it bulky.
By DAMON DARLIN
The practically foolproof Instant Pot lets you throw a bunch of stuff in it and have dinner in 30-ish minutes. But it might bump your slow cooker off your countertop.

Food

EAT
The Pleasure of a Chilled Soup on a Sweltering Day


Ice-cold schav.
By GABRIELLE HAMILTON
Ice-cold schav — salty, tart made from sorrel — offers heat-wave relief.
Recipe: Ice-Cold Schav

A Kenyan Pursuit: Perfecting the Chicken Dish Kuku Paka


The Kenyan dish kuku paka seems simple enough: chicken on the bone, in a sauce of spiced coconut milk. But you’ll find it cooked a number of ways across the country, and beyond.
By TEJAL RAO
This product of a rich immigration past thrives today as cooks across the country, and far beyond, continue tinkering with the recipe.
Recipe: Kuku Paka (Chicken With Coconut)


A GOOD APPETITE
Fattier Pork Is Better Pork


A brief stint of high-heat searing followed by a jaunt to the oven allows the edges of the pork chops to caramelize and the center to cook a little more slowly.
By MELISSA CLARK
Bone-in chops are easier to cook when they are marbled with fat — and they taste better too.
Recipe: Pork Chops With Tamarind and Ginger

CITY KITCHEN
The Savory Side of Carrot Cake


This savory carrot cake is garnished with cilantro, scallions, black sesame seeds and crushed red pepper.
By DAVID TANIS
At first glance, this well-spiced cake looks like dessert, but don’t be fooled: It’s iced with crème fraîche and hasn’t a speck of sugar.
Recipe: Savory Spiced Carrot Cake

THE CHEF
A Blackberry Farm Chef Goes for a Broader Audience


Joseph Lenn, at J.C. Holdway in his hometown, Knoxville, Tenn., says his menu embraces international flavors, which were implicitly forbidden at Blackberry Farm.
By JANE BLACK
Joseph Lenn left the celebrated — and pricey — restaurant and resort to open J.C. Holdway in Knoxville, Tenn.
Recipe: Gochujang Barbecue Ribs With Peanuts and Scallions

Stackable Mixing Bowls for the Millennial Set


$70 at store.moma.org
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
These lightweight bowls are made from bamboo and come in a subdued palette of colors.

Sweets

Graphic: A Brief History of the Tartufo
By TONY WOLF
A short visual history of this Italian frozen treat dipped in chocolate.

The Ideal Lemon Bar: A Fierce Filling and a Strong Supporting Crust


Quite possibly the only lemon dessert recipe you need, this bar has a crunchy, buttery crust and soft, creamy filling.
By JULIA MOSKIN
Recipe: Best Lemon Bars

Booze

A Rosé That Defies the Season
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
The first pink wine from Grgich Hills in Napa Valley would work well for a summer picnic or an autumn feast.


THE POUR
Bordeaux Estate Makes Fine Wines Naturally


Horses plowing the Château le Puy vineyard. The chateau uses horses on about a third of its vines to maintain the soil’s lightness.
By ERIC ASIMOV
Château le Puy follows its own muse, making wines that epitomize the French ideal of digestibilité.
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Maudie
NYT Critic’s Pick PG-13 Biography, Drama, Romance Directed by Aisling Walsh
Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke open up two closed people, unleashing torrents of feeling, in this film inspired by the life of a self-taught artist.
By MANOHLA DARGIS

The Boom
NYT Critic’s Pick Comedy Directed by Vittorio De Sica
“Il Boom,” starring Alberto Sordi as a building contractor with a lavish lifestyle, is a 1963 comedy that is only now getting an American release.
By GLENN KENNY

Score: A Film Music Documentary
NYT Critic’s Pick Documentary, Music Directed by Matt Schrader
The likes of Max Steiner, Ennio Morricone and Bernard Herrmann are hailed in Matt Schrader’s film, as well as John Williams, Hans Zimmer and others.
By ANDY WEBSTER

Harmonium
NYT Critic’s Pick Not Rated Drama Directed by Kôji Fukada
A mysterious man becomes a disruptive presence for a married couple and their daughter in Koji Fukada’s well-acted family drama.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

Cars 3
NYT Critic’s Pick G Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport Directed by Brian Fee
Lightning is back and feeling a bit old in this latest breezy feature in the Pixar franchise. It offers life lessons that will resonate with adults as well as with children.
By GLENN KENNY

Moka
NYT Critic’s Pick Drama Directed by Frédéric Mermoud
Frédéric Mermoud’s slow-burn revenge thriller and character drama is a first-rate showcase for the actresses Emmanuelle Devos and Nathalie Baye.
By GLENN KENNY

Megan Leavey
NYT Critic’s Pick PG-13 Biography, Drama, War Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Based on a true story, this film, starring Kate Mara, is both harrowing and heartstring-tugging.
By NEIL GENZLINGER

The Hero
NYT Critic’s Pick R Comedy, Drama Directed by Brett Haley
Brett Haley’s low-key feature, about an older actor seeking redemption after being reduced to a cliché, belongs to its star, Sam Elliott.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

Dawson City: Frozen Time
NYT Critic’s Pick Documentary Directed by Bill Morrison
A lot of future moguls got their start in one remote Yukon town. And an amazing amount of film history was left behind.
By GLENN KENNY

It Comes at Night
NYT Critic’s Pick R Horror, Mystery Directed by Trey Edward Shults
“It Comes at Night,” the sophomore feature of Trey Edward Shults, is as spookily self-assured and ambitious as “Krisha.”
By A. O. SCOTT
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A ‘Fauxdega’ Where the Real Bodegas Have Been Priced Out


The British artist Lucy Sparrow in her “8 ’Till Late” installation, a mock convenience store.
By BLAKE GOPNIK
In a meatpacking district installation, the artist Lucy Sparrow has installed shelves of Doritos, Wonder Bread and candy, all made of colored felt.

TREBBIO JOURNAL
Persuading Italians to Hold the Prosciutto and Pass the Pastrami


Gianluca Tonelli in his pastrami truck at a street food fair in Campi Bisenzio, a suburb of Florence.
By JASON HOROWITZ
Gianluca Tonelli’s life changed 20 years ago when he visited Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City. Now he is on a quest to share the delights of pastrami in Tuscany.

The Jamaican Beef Patty Extends Its Reach

Jamaican beef patties are a popular item at Lucia Beer Garden & Grill in Lawrence, Kan.
By ROCHELLE OLIVER
For many, the island snack is a taste of home. For others, it’s a new favorite.

Australia

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK
Sydney’s New Guard: Five Restaurants Leading the Way
Slide Show
By PETE WELLS
This Australian city’s dining scene, already steeped in Asian cuisines, is suddenly showing a more global reach.

Bunya-Bunya? Plum Pine? A Melbourne Chef’s Rich Vocabulary
By SAM SIFTON
Ben Shewry, of the acclaimed Australian restaurant Attica, cooks in a culinary language that embraces the rare and the everyday, the new and the old.

Melbourne Haggles Over the Future of Its Most Popular Market


The publicly owned 17-acre Queen Victoria is one of the largest markets in the world, and it sits at the edge of the Central Business District in Melbourne, Australia.
By BESHA RODELL
The Australian city’s plan to modernize the Queen Victoria Market has drawn fire from residents who fear the loss of its antique charm.

Australia Makes Riesling Its Own
By ERIC ASIMOV
What makes a grape that flourishes in wine regions around the globe distinctive in this part of the world?

Food

Hot Links and Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth


Red is a symbol of perseverance, making this strawberry slab pie ideal for a Juneteenth gathering.
By NICOLE TAYLOR
The holiday, which celebrates the abolition of slavery in the United States, is an occasion to gather and eat.
Recipe: Strawberry Slab Pie

CITY KITCHEN
A Juicy Tenderloin, a Pesto Swirl


Cook the roast over hot coals or, on a rainy day, use a stovetop grill and then finish it in the oven.
By DAVID TANIS
For many, a summer gathering means meat on the grill. Here’s an elegant way to do it.
Recipe: Beef Tenderloin Stuffed With Herb Pesto

A GOOD APPETITE
The Simplest Shortbread You Can Bake
By MELISSA CLARK
Homemade shortbread is a cinch to master and makes a wonderful counterpart to soft summer fruit.
Recipe: Shortbread, 10 Ways
Not to quibble, but I like to add a small amount of rice flour and a pinch of baking powder...

EAT
How Did I Not Know About Pork Gyros?


Pork gyro.
By SAM SIFTON
Discovering a classic, and common, Greek favorite in an unexpected place.
Recipe: Pork Gyros

What to Cook Tonight
Pork gyro.
By SAM SIFTON
Pork gyros seem like a project — but they’re not. Cheat a little, and get them on the table soon.

Summer Cocktail Fun in a Pineapple Shaker


A shaker for festive occasions.
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
A symbol of hospitality has been repurposed as a gleaming vessel for summer drinks.

SUMMER READING
Lemon White Pizza, Smothered Pork Chops, Pea Guacamole: 10 Takes on What to Cook This Summer
By JENNY ROSENSTRACH
The best of this spring’s cookbooks remind us of the meaning and value of home-cooked meals.
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Blue Apron filed documents on Thursday to take its meal-kit business public. The company began allowing home cooks to avoid the grocery store in 2012.
Blue Apron, a Meal Delivery Service, Files for Public Offering
By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED
Sales are growing quickly for the popular meal delivery service, but losses are also mounting. The company is moving to go public while markets are near record highs.

How Cold Brew Changed the Coffee Business
By OLIVER STRAND
The iced coffee drink has lifted the industry, creating enormous summertime demand for coffee and a whole new audience.
Recipe: Cold Brew Coffee, Pro Style

A Chef’s Quest in India: Win Respect for Its Cooking


The cookbook author and restaurateur Asha Gomez returns to her homeland, cameras in tow, hoping to elevate an oft-neglected cuisine.
Slide Show

By KIM SEVERSON
Recipe: Kerala Roadside Chicken


A Chef’s Quest in India: Win Respect for Its Cooking
By KIM SEVERSON

An Ingredient He Can’t Do Without


Sesame, Date and Banana Cake makes use of tahini in both the cake proper and the icing.

By YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
Tahini, a staple in Yotam Ottolenghi’s kitchen, deserves more attention.
Recipes: Sesame, Date and Banana Cake | Oat and Tahini Cookies

Season the chicken the day before and let it rest overnight so the skin can dry out and then crisp up even more in the oven.
A GOOD APPETITE
A Chicken-Roasting Method All Good Cooks Know



By MELISSA CLARK
If you haven’t tried spatchcocking, which gives you a crisp bird with juicy meat in less than an hour, then it’s time to pick up the shears.
Recipe: Spice-Rubbed Spatchcocked Chicken

The Makings of a Delicious Eton Mess


A strawberry, rhubarb and meringue Eton Mess.
By DAVID TANIS
It’s not pretty, but this take on Eton Mess puts rhubarb and strawberries to good use.
Recipe: Meringue Mess With Rhubarb and Strawberries


The Chef George Mendes Offers His Egg Tarts to Go


Portuguese egg custard tarts sold to go from Lupulo.
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
Pasteis de nata, flaky custard tarts, travel well in geometric boxes from the Portuguese restaurant Lupulo.

WINE SCHOOL
Thrilling and Joyless? The Polarity of Sweet Riesling
By ERIC ASIMOV
German spätleses can walk a knife’s edge, and in this delicate tension lies their beauty. But not everybody sees it that way.

An Amaro From Galliano Makes Its American Debut


Galliano L’Aperitivo, a new amaro.
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
Galliano L’Aperitivo is a ruby-red bittersweet amaro that would work well in a Negroni.

In 1953, Professor Kummerow, at the time a professor of food technology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, set up his lab in the animal sciences building on campus.
Fred A. Kummerow, an Early Opponent of Trans Fats, Dies at 102
By KATIE HAFNER
Artificial trans fats were ruled unsafe by the Food and Drug Administration partly in response to a lawsuit that Professor Kummerow filed against the agency.
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Radio Dreams



A fictional San Francisco radio station provides a place for immigrants adrift to bond in the ether.
By GLENN KENNY
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Babak Jalali
Writers Aida Ahadiany, Babak Jalali
Stars Lars Ulrich, Boshra Dastournezhad, Kyle Kernan, Larry Laverty, Mohsen Namjoo
Running Time 1h 33m
Genre Comedy


Wonder Woman



The movie, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, shakes off branding imperatives with touches of screwball comedy and romantic adventure.
By A. O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Patty Jenkins
Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Connie Nielsen
Rating PG-13
Running Time 2h 21m
Genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

-- Of Possible Interest --

Review: High School Is Still Terrible for a ‘Handsome Devil’
HANDSOME DEVIL



Directed by John Butler Drama 1h 35m
By MONICA CASTILLO
Director John Butler
Writer John Butler
Stars Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford, Michael McElhatton
Running Time 1h 35m
Genre Drama
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The South Faces a Summer With Fewer Peaches
By KIM SEVERSON
A double punch of unseasonably warm winter weather and an ill-timed freeze has devastated crops in Georgia and South Carolina.

Packaging Food With Food to Reduce Waste
By STEPHANIE STROM
A lining made of milk, syrup shipped in mushrooms, and other innovations are in the works.

Your Coffee Is From Where? California?
By STEPHANIE STROM
Farmers in Southern California are nurturing coffee bushes in what may be the first serious effort to commercialize beans from the contiguous United States.

Recipes for Break-Fast



By SAM SIFTON 11:10 AM ET
Join us in the delight of cooking for others, whether or not you’re celebrating Ramadan.

During Ramadan, Home Cooks Shine
By TEJAL RAO
Amanda Saab bakes her grandmother’s syrup-soaked cake in preparation for Ramadan at her home in Huron Charter Township, Mich.
Recipes: Namoura (Syrup-Soaked Semolina Cake) | Watermelon Chaat

Amanda Saab bakes her grandmother’s syrup-soaked cake in preparation for Ramadan at her home in Huron Charter Township, Mich.
A month of fasting is punctuated with daily gatherings of family and friends, laden with nourishing food.

A GOOD APPETITE
A Cheesy, Oniony Gratin That Brings a Family Together
By MELISSA CLARK
A few members of the allium family — spring onion, leek and green garlic — benefit from a bread crumb and Parmesan topping.
Recipe: Leek and Spring Onion Gratin

CITY KITCHEN
A flounder fillet with herb blossom butter.
Edible Blossoms to Brighten Your Plate



By DAVID TANIS
Snip off the flowering tops of herbs to make a colorful compound butter for fish, chicken, vegetables or toast.
Recipe: Flounder With Herb Blossom Butter

EAT
A Taste of Home in One Pot



By TEJAL RAO
Gonzalo Guzmán’s pork-braised butter beans with eggs.
The beans and pork of northern Mexico, by way of San Francisco.
Recipe: Gonzalo Guzmán’s Pork-Braised Butter Beans With Eggs

CITY KITCHEN
Beloved Burrata Finds a Springtime Match



By DAVID TANIS
This fresh cheese needs no adornment, just good bread, or perhaps a drizzle of olive oil and few arugula leaves, but a seasonal vegetable topping makes it more festive.
Recipe: Burrata With Fava Beans, Fennel and Celery

ON DESSERT
A More Perfect Cream Puff



By DORIE GREENSPAN
Pâte à choux has been around for hundreds of years, but every pastry chef makes it new. Home cooks can, too.
Recipe: Craquelin-Topped Cream Puffs

A Gelato Maestro's Last Scoop
Meredith Kurtzman gave New York its taste for gelato, but even now, on the verge of retirement, no one knows her name
by Charlotte Druckman

Here, Try Some Mezcal. But Not Too Much.
By ROBERT SIMONSON
The spirit’s new popularity in the United States thrills many Americans but worries others, who fear for its sustainability.

THE POUR
Rioja Grapples With How to Define Its Best Wines
By ERIC ASIMOV
Weighing aging wine versus terroir in a region of vast potential, where quality cannot be taken for granted.
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Ittsa rule o' English. Who knew?
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May 25, 2017
Hermia & Helena
NYT Critic’s Pick | Comedy, Drama | Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Matías Piñeiro’s follows the trials, tribulations and romances inspired by two of the playwright’s heroines from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
By GLENN KENNY

May 25, 2017
The Women's Balcony
NYT Critic’s Pick | Comedy, Drama | Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon
The power and resourcefulness of women are on display in this small-scale comedy, which manages to speak to a broader political movement.
By NICOLE HERRINGTON

May 25, 2017
Long Strange Trip
NYT Critic’s Pick | R | Documentary | Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Amir Bar-Lev’s four-hour documentary chronicles the band’s deeply musical journey while placing it at the joyous center of the counterculture.
By DANIEL M. GOLD

May 25, 2017
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
NYT Critic’s Pick | PG Documentary | Directed by Lucy Walker
This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars.
By GLENN KENNY

May 24, 2017
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
NYT Critic’s Pick | Documentary | Directed by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
A documentary captures this ballerina at a critical moment in 2013, when she was both trying for a comeback and coming to terms with aging.
By BRIAN SEIBERT

May 23, 2017
The Woman Who Left
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Lav Diaz
From the modern Philippines, Lav Diaz’s haunting and pessimistic take on a Tolstoy story.
By A. O. SCOTT

May 18, 2017
Icaros: A Vision
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi
In Peru, a woman confronts her illness and fears with help from medicinal plants.
By NEIL GENZLINGER

May 18, 2017
Afterimage
NYT Critic’s Pick | Biography, Drama, History | Directed by Andrzej Wajda
This passionate political movie tells the story of Wladyslaw Strzeminski, a real-life artist who suffered under Soviet rule.
By GLENN KENNY

May 17, 2017
The Survivalist
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Directed by Stephen Fingleton
Stephen Fingleton wrote and directed this impressively lean story, centering on a man coping amid the fallout of an unexplained catastrophe.
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

May 17, 2017
The Wedding Plan
NYT Critic’s Pick | PG | Comedy, Romance | Directed by Rama Burshtein
Rama Burshtein received acclaim for her debut feature, “Fill the Void.” Now she’s back with another biting, multilayered romantic comedy.
By BEN KENIGSBERG

May 11, 2017
Urban Hymn
NYT Critic’s Pick | Crime, Drama | Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
A social worker tries to connect with a troubled 17-year-old through music, but the girl’s street-tough best friend stands in the way.
By NEIL GENZLINGER

May 10, 2017
Manifesto
NYT Critic’s Pick | Drama | Directed by Julian Rosefeldt
Julian Rosefeldt’s art installation is now a film, with this chameleonic actress morphing into multiple characters.
By GLENN KENNY
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Food Photography, Over the Years
By JULIA TURSHEN

What’s New in the Supermarket? A Lot, and Not All of It Good
By STEPHANIE STROM

Fact-Checking a Mogul’s Claims About Avocado Toast, Millennials and Home Buying
By LINDA QIU and DANIEL VICTOR

Charcoal or Gas? Depends on What You’re Grilling



By SAM SIFTON
Recipes: Grilled Flounder | Grilled Soy-Basted Chicken Thighs With Spicy Cashews | Learn How to Grill

Gas or Charcoal?
What to Cook
By SAM SIFTON

Reviews From The Sweethome: Charcoal Grills | Gas Grills | Grilling Tools

A Green That Does More Than Garnish



City Kitchen
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Watercress Salad With Raw Beets and Radishes


A Bold Take on Asparagus, Deep in Its Season
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Roasted Asparagus and Scallion Salad

Crab, Meet Sugar Snap Peas


A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Crab Pasta With Snap Peas

‘Modern Mexican’ Steps Into the Spotlight



By JULIA MOSKIN

Sharing Moroccan Shakshuka With Mourad Lahlou



By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Moroccan Shakshuka

Classic Mediterranean Flavors, Enlivened by Ramps



City Kitchen
By DAVID TANIS
Recipe: Sautéed Lamb Chops With Ramps, Anchovy, Capers and Olives

Chowder-Soaked Toast Any Chef Would Want to Claim



Eat
By GABRIELLE HAMILTON
Recipe: Chowder-Soaked Toast

The Challenge of Perfect Phyllo



By YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
Recipes: Walnut, Cinnamon and Halloumi Baklava | Feta and Herb Phyllo Tart

Another ‘Twin Peaks’ Puzzle: How to Make That Cherry Pie



By SARA BONISTEEL
Recipe: ‘Twin Peaks’ Cherry Pie

A Galette That Lets Early Strawberries Shine
A Good Appetite
By MELISSA CLARK
Recipe: Strawberry and Pistachio Galette

Jewish Delicacies Beguile the German Capital
By LINDSAY GELLMAN

In the Bars of Berlin, Both the Drinks and Design Are Bracing
Pursuits
By ROBERT SIMONSON

Let’s Be Clear: Bad Wines Are Bad Wines, Period
Eric Asimov
THE POUR

The Ideal Aperitif: Good Vermouth, Cool and Fragrant
Eric Asimov
THE POUR

Your Next Lesson: Spätlese Riesling
Wine School
By ERIC ASIMOV

Surprise! Southern Comfort Has No Whiskey. But Soon It Will.
By ROBERT SIMONSON

Beatrice Trum Hunter, ‘Natural Foods Cookbook’ Author, Dies at 98
By SAM ROBERTS

Henry Chung, Who Helped Bring Hunan’s Flavors to America, Dies at 98
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There's pictures of a birthday party with cake in Viet Nam on Facebook.

"Whose child is having a birthday?" I ask.

"My brother." Someone sez, who has four brothers in Viet Nam, most of whom have children.
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I know he's a Canadian, and a dead one at that, but the first line to the chorus of Stan Roger's Barrett's Privateers certainly seems applicable to the Congressional Republicans:
God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.


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A Woman's Life



Stéphane Brizé’s ravishing adaptation of a Guy de Maupassant novel traces the fluctuating fortunes of a woman in 19th-century France.
By A.O. SCOTT
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Stéphane Brizé
Stars Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse
Running Time 1h 59m
Genre Drama


Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia




Robert H. Lieberman’s documentary scrutinizes the harrowing abuses and tormented legacy of the Khmer Rouge regime.
By ANDY WEBSTER
NYT Critic’s Pick
Director Robert H. Lieberman
Running Time 1h 30m
Genre Documentary


-- Of Possible Interest --

Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Wants That Loving Feeling
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2



By MANOHLA DARGIS

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