Pantry Perfection – The New York Times

Good early morning. It is a pleasure to cook this time of yr, the place I keep, as extended as the unwanted fat heirloom tomatoes proceed to ripen, as lengthy as we’ve received corn. You really don’t need recipes. You just assemble what you have bought, according to texture or taste: pan-roasted rooster thighs beneath a shower of salt, say, positioned on prime of uncooked, sliced tomatoes, with steamed corn, roasted new potatoes and hundreds of butter. Or sautéed scallops on a corn salad, which is truly just corn minimize off the cob, tossed with butter and diced jalapeño, then moistened with lime juice? Provide that with additional tomatoes on the facet — raw once again, but this time topped with brown butter. Remember to pass the bread!

We’ll be again to serious recipes in a minute. But on a Wednesday in late September, it’s nice if you can just set the very best of what you discover at the current market out on a plate. That can make for fantastic ingesting. It’s hardly ever a poor thought.

Not that you have to do so. Not that everybody usually can. Which is exactly where a dish like crimson lentil soup with lemon (over) will come in — an alchemical pantry potion that freezes extremely nicely if you make excess, and you ought to. Or spicy spaghetti with caramelized onions and herbs. Or pork chops in cherry-pepper sauce. You glance into the pantry, see what you have obtained, add a protein and a fist of herbs: meal in no time and the flavor of anything new.

This 7 days, I like the idea of dakdori tang, a spicy Korean chicken stew, and of a warming clam chowder. (Here’s a quick fish chowder, as well.) I want scallion egg wraps for breakfast, 5-minute hummus with pita and celery for lunch, pan-fried eggplant with chile, honey and ricotta for meal and a Norwegian apple cake for dessert.

There are countless numbers and countless numbers more recipes like these waiting around for you on New York Instances Cooking, such as Melissa Clark’s ace new a person for roasted hen thighs with garlicky cucumber yogurt. (Not to put much too high-quality a level on it, but you require a subscription to access them. Subscriptions are what make this complete problem achievable. So if you haven’t presently, will not you subscribe right now?)

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Now, it is nothing at all to do with home cooking, but our Pete Wells has a few issues to say about what they’re executing in the kitchen area at Eleven Madison Park in New York. I predict you will want to examine them.

Even even further afield, check out Michael Azerrad’s piece in The New Yorker about his connection with Kurt Cobain.

Here’s new Snail Mail, “Valentine.”

Finally, Priya Krishna has a good tale in The Occasions this early morning about all the repurposed food tins and bins that People in america use in their homes to retail store sewing supplies and components sundries, leftover hen and mashed potatoes, spare transform. It’s a thrill to uncover what appears to be to be a universal enchantment for empty Royal Dansk cookie tins, Bonne Maman jam jars, tubs that at the time held Cool Whip or Place Crock.

What containers do you use in excess of and over once again, and to what objective? I search at the vacant tin of Outdated Bay seasoning on my desk — it holds pens and pencils, a letter opener, a pair of scissors — and marvel at what all of us get up to with the makes that intersect with our life: the plastic Talenti sorbet containers I fill with fuses, with lead weights for fishing the empty tubs of Stonyfield yogurt I use for paint and spackle. You keep the dried beans you use for pie weights in an empty glass jar of prompt coffee? You, far too?

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