A beautiful, three-tiered cake made with lemon curd, iced with buttercream frosting, topped with candied citrus peel.
Delicate and delicious soup topped with Wild Chervil Cream.
Officially, Patrice Chereau was a director – but his provocative work in theater, opera, and film defied traditional forms. French President Francois Hollande called him “one of France’s greatest artists.” Chereau died recently at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer. You can hear his interview with Leonard from 1999, when he discussed his film, “Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train.”
Oscar Hijuelos was a warm, robust, Cuban-American writer who brought to life in his books the colorful neighborhood of northern Morningside Heights, where he grew up. In the process, he won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his 1989 work, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. The novel was later made into a movie starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. Hijuelos died suddenly while playing tennis this Saturday, at the age of 62. You can hear his 2002 conversation with Leonard Lopate about his novel, A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good), and their 2011 conversation about his memoir, Thoughts Without Cigarettes.
Scott Carpenter was the fourth American astronaut in space, and one of the last two surviving astronauts of America's original space program, Project Mercury. He admitted he'd volunteered for it because "Pioneering in space was something I would willingly give my life for." It was actually feared he had died after his Mercury mission in 1962, when he landed 250 nautical miles from his target! Scott Carpenter died recently at the age of 88. You can hear his conversation with Leonard from 2003, about his uncommon journey into space.
Try Melissa Clark's twist on a classic dessert!
Try making squash the star ingredient of a salad!
Melissa Clark's simple recipe for a basic pie crust
Can you tweet an entire recipe in less than 140 characters?
The basic process for canning and pickling.
Marisa McClellan says that pickling manages to eradicate the interior slime okra can have and leaves a crunchy, brine-filled pickle. It’s a dream eaten alongside a plate of spicy food.
Most children today have been exposed to a greater range of flavors than we were when we were very young, and their tastes are more developed, even for spicy foods. I cannot count the number of times I meet children who can rattle off their favorite sushi! So there’s no worry that the warm but not too spicy Southeast Asian seasonings in these turkey burgers won’t appeal to young palates.
Ground turkey, like boneless chicken breasts, is receptive to a wide range of flavorings, making it another option for good, tasty, quick, and affordable meals. This recipe can be halved, but the mixture freezes well, so, unless the turkey has already been frozen, you may want to make it all and freeze some of the burgers. makes 8 patties
Try making this variation on the classic pesto!
A classic recipe—and a bonus variation—for perfect roast chicken.
You can make these tangy, garlicky, slightly spicy dill pickles at home.
These are among the most favorite dishes the children make at the Sylvia Center.