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The holidays are a long, dark time of desperate, no-holds-barred fights for dominance. Your parents, your siblings, your aunts and uncles, all dredging up decades-old grudges and laying them out on the table, much like that plastic centerpiece from 1985 that Mom is still using. And, once you’re through with your family, it’s time to move on to your friends at New Year’s! For what is New Year’s Eve, but a time to compete...
Andrew Tarlow’s new cookbook, Dinner at the Long Table, opens with a sort of poem, the first two lines of which are “read / don’t follow recipes.” I found this somewhat ironic as I prepared his version of Risotto Milanese, a dish I’ve made many times without a recipe. In the introduction, Tarlow’s wife Kate Huling writes that he and his business partner “opened Diner because they wanted a place to eat and hang...
Oh, you're already in Chiang Mai slurping noodles or sitting on the beach in Guam at your cute New Year's yoga retreat? That's nice. That's really nice. Some of us are still in Brooklyn, and lucky for us, we're the goddamn champions at New Year's Eve celebrations. We've got two-handed shots, contortionists, bike rides, and polar dives: here are our favorite ways to banish 2016 and timidly (or torridly) welcome 2017, right here in Brooklyn. AUGUST LAURA FANCY AS F***...
A New Year's Eve party is usually a gathering of people wearing sequins and looking at each other, hoping the current company will somehow manifest into an unattainably good time. Noisemakers and streamers and sparkly hats that dandruff gold onto our festive garments falsely promise the sort of capital-F fun that inspires exclamation points and epic, high-engagement Instagram posts. But what we are often left with is paltry lower case-f fun and a blindingly hungover January 1st. The...