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Family Meal • Cheesy squash, saucy chicken, and more comfort dishes to get you through the rest of winter
No Booze, No Problem • A new, more flavorful class of nonalcoholic craft beers is waiting to be cracked open
1 Got Plant Questions? Ask the Plant Kween • Winter is a critical time for greenery, and Christopher Griffin is here to help
2 GRUNT ALL YOU WANT IN YOUR HOME GYM • Welcome to my basement gym! The ceiling is low and spiderwebby here, the temperature is COLD. But hey, it works. Once a devout member of the YMCA—I’ll miss the locker-room gossip, and my Spin friend, Dan—now I’ve got my own low-budget gym without the commute/risk of COVID infection. Plus, it gives me reason to shower every day. Here’s how I did it.
3 Live in Technicolor • If months of staring at the same walls didn’t weaken minimalism’s appeal, one look at designer Ellen Van Dusen’s gloriously over-the-top Brooklyn brownstone did. “Not everyone has the same relationship with color, but little objects can really shift the mood of a room,” Van Dusen says. “It’s an easy way to change things up.” Here’s how she combines patterns, colors, and tchotchkes.
4 (RE)ORGANIZE YOUR KITCHEN
5 Use Food to Heal • Calm that winter cough with a warming drink from Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz. The Arizona-based curandera, or “healer,” uses cultural ingredients like local I’itoi onions here—but shallots are a good substitute.
6 Set Boundaries to Stay Sane • Do they teach personal space in virtual kindergarten?
Memories of Pilaf • Dolma, borek, and pilaf connect writer Nadia Owusu to a mother, and a culture, she had lost
Spread Your Wings • In her new book, Mashama Bailey explores the joy and pain of opening a restaurant and delivers this irresistible recipe for lemony, crispy wings
Fighting the Nutrition Divide • Dietitian Vanessa Rissetto wants a health care system that works for all
Eat Your Luck • At Jackrabbit Filly in Charleston, chef Shuai Wang ushers in the Year of the Ox with a very lucky Lunar New Year feast
Eating With an Eye Toward the Past • Food historian Jessica B. Harris shares dishes, books, and ingredients she considers integral to Black culinary traditions
FEEL COOD FOOD PLAN • This year we’re craving comforting good-for-you food that keeps thrift and flexibility in mind. And no one does this kind of cooking better than chef DEVONN FRANCIS. These weeknight dinner recipes are bright, bold, crispy, creamy, and healthyish enough to cook on repeat for the rest of 2021 and beyond
THE FUTURE IS ANCIENT • All-purpose has its purpose, but these recipes from ROXANA JULLAPAT’S forthcoming cookbook, Mother Grains: Recipes for the Grain Revolution, make baking with the world of ancient grains (think spelt, sorghum, and buckwheat flours) more accessible and exciting than ever
COMFORT IN A BOWL • This cream of broccoli soup (without the cream) gives the classic a run for its money.
DESPERATELY SEEKING CERTAINTY • I’d never been into astrology. But you probably didn’t care about perfecting your sourdough technique until recently either. A global pandemic has us seeking order in places we’d never expect
HOW TO EAT PLANTS IN WINTER (LOVE IT) • Chef MARICELA VEGA proves that the secret to creating delicious, filling vegan meals in the middle of February is to do like the ancestors did—work with what you got
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